Dec 1, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running backChris Ivory
(33) is tackled by Miami Dolphins safetyReshad Jones
(20) and Miami Dolphins linebackerKoa Misi
(55) and Miami Dolphins defensive endCameron Wake
(91) during the first quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Cameron Wake is as good as he wants to be
Cameron wake can be so disruptive that he can’t be stopped. Unfortunately he doesn’t give the same effort on every single play which would literally make him unstoppable. Hall of Fame players find a way to play like Wake did in the 4th quarter of Monday nights game. J.J. Watt plays with the same intensity every play of every game which is why he is garnering league MVP consideration. For Wake however it’s all about what he wants to give. For the better part of the game Wake got handled well by the Jets right tackle but when he really needed to make a play he stepped up. He does this consistently which is not a good thing. Cameron Wake could be the best edge pass rusher in the league but instead he doesn’t play full speed for 60 minutes.
On Monday night Wake was almost non-existent until a crack block took him out of the game for a few plays. He was not thrilled obviously and when he came back into the game he went into his beast mode. Wake almost literally picked up the RT and pushed him into Jets QB Geno Smith. It only took fractions of seconds to get from the line of scrimmage to Smith. Great players play angry like that all the time, good players play like that some of the times. Cameron Wake falls somewhere in between both but closer to good than great and that is no ones fault but his own.