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Cameron Wake's Pro Bowl caliber to be tested

True Story: In January of 2009 the Miami Dolphins decided as an organization that after having Cameron Wake on their CFL tracking list for some time, they would like to move on the pass-rush specialist. The club was well beyond the film studying and workout portion of its due diligence so it was time to get about the business of trying to sign Wake.

And so Jeff Ireland got to work negotiating with Wake's agent. During one session, Wake's agent got call-waiting and excused himself from Ireland. When he returned to the conversation and negotiation, he told Ireland that it had been another team calling.

Ireland immediately thought he was being toyed with. He thought the agent was telling him it was another team and that team was also jumping into the negotiations. (It is a typical agent ploy to increase the price for his client by saying there are other bidders.)

So Ireland assumed the worst.

Except the agent was actually up-front with Miami's general manager. He explained to Ireland the team on the phone was asking for tape of Wake so it could begin studying him.

Obviously they were too late to the festivities and Wake eventually signed with the Dolphins, picking Miami over about six other teams, among other teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"We studied and pursued him when he came out of the Canada," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said this week. "We do that on a yearly basis. We identified him and Stefan Logan, a returner that we had last year. They came out of the CFL together at the same time. We were able to acquire Logan, who did good business for us, but we weren't able to get in the mix on Cameron. We've been pretty aware of him even before him getting down there."

Now, the Steelers are keenly aware of Wake seeing as that he is a pass-rush threat and will be chasing Ben Roethlisberger this weekend.

Tomlin is pretty much an expert on great linebacker play. The Steelers have James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley, both of whom are Pro Bowl players. And Tomlin says Wake is "having a Pro Bowl-caliber year."

I must concur. Wake is tied for fourth in the NFL with six sacks so far this season. He has more than Harrison (5) and is close to lapping Woodley (3.5). He leads the Dolphins. And he's coming off a three-sack outburst against Green Bay last week.

But the assignment for Wake gets more difficult, not less this week.

Last week, Wake did his work against rookie tackle Bryan Bulaga. This Sunday, the Steelers have veterans Max Starks and Flozell Adams at the tackle spots.

"Two quality, quality players," coach Tony Sparano said, describing Pittsburgh's tackles. "They're two veterans who understand how to play the game."

The Dolphins admit Wake is still a work in progress on how to play the game -- particularly as it relates to making him a three-down player. We all know he can rush the passer. That is obvious. But how's he doing on the other downs?

"It's getting much better, it really is," Sparano said. "Each week he does something different in the run game, he sets the edge better in the run game, gets off blocks better in the run game. There's another step taken. Now I think this is going to be the biggest challenge and I'm not just saying that because it's the next game."

Sparano is saying it because the Dolphins defense still hasn't proven it can contain the run on the edges all the time. They believe excellent running teams, like the Steelers, will see the film and believe they can exploit the edges of the defense with their running game.

"That part of it, he's got to step up to, there's no way around it," Sparano said. "We've got set the edges of the defense. That's a big part of the progression with him, which he is getting better at. He's done a solid job in ballgames here as of late." 

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Oh, now I'm an imposter because I wrote a negative post about Home? Don't think so son. I've been on this blog since Mando set it up since day one. The blog NEVER had these kind of troubles till YOU appeared. Believe me, I've written Omar and Mike on more then one occasion to take you back, I lied telling them you were just posting football and you learned your lesson. I got one reply from Mike telling me it wasn't gonna happen and you caused to many problems. Time to look in the mirror because that is where the problem lies, this blog doesn't need anything more then maybe a moderator to take out the bull, but then it wouldn't be the same either. Keep the blog the way it is Mando, great blog.

Where is the live blog?

Where is Armando?

I hope this wasn't a bath tub Gin fueled "Great Idea".

You wake up from a blackout thinking: No I didn't. The problem is, theres always someone in your face going: YES YOU DID!

Boy if I had a nickle.....................

They cant ban me at the slum. Ive changed my ip address so many times you idiots there dont even have a clue who I really am there.

Youve even talked to me like I was your buddy while I was lmao playing like I was your buddy too.n I strike when I want to and have the technology to be whoever I want to be over there.

Yeah and tell your idiot moderator Chris over there if he truly could ban me he would have to ban over 100 different ip addresses if not more.

Posted by: DyingBreed | October 22, 2010 at 11:12 PM


"""Youve even talked to me like I was your buddy while I was lmao playing like I was your buddy too.n I strike when I want to and have the technology to be whoever I want to be over there."""


This has to be THE most pathetic line I have EVER come across on a blog. I can just picture you sitting there laughing to yourself about how you TOTALLY fooled someone on a blog into having a conversation with you. You are the man dude!! Wow

Dude, you have to be the coolest guy on a computer out there. Please tell me how I can spend all MY time sparring with some no-name IT guys on a couple of little newspaper sites and fooling people into talking to me. Please tell me how to pretend to be someone else on a blog because it is sooo hard.

That post is all anybody ever needs to know about you. lmfao

Nobody Important,

I thought I was you.

I mean I thought I was you????

Wait, I meant........you're not nobody important, I'm nobody important.

Why are you impoterizing Me?

Don't imposterize me Bro!

Dying Breed, Wow tell me how you do it

I already have no life and am pathetic

This would be the cherry on top

Home

LOL, Odin. Although I don't check out the Herald often, when I do your posts always crack me up.

Homes,

You are not pathetic.

You are my creation. I have given you life.

All the knowledge you seek, I have already provided.

You are merely the figment of my schizophrenic imagination.

Look in the mirror and welcome yourself to my nightmare!!!!

Chris T, nice of you to stop by

:( sorry but I am pathetic

I want the Herald to charge for a fee blog

So I can talk about NWO and HAARP

Pathetic and crazy

Home

LOL, and the accusations begin. Why would an IT guy from another paper who never even reads the blog of the paper he works for take the time to read the comments section of the competitor's blog? Show at least a modicum of intelligence, dude.

Oh, and my use of the word modicum should dispel any belief that I am NJ Phin Fan as that isn't a word he would ever use. I truly am nobody important over here or over there. I was just bored and came across Breed's post and couldn't believe how badly it screamed out "I NEVER GET LAID" and just had to comment.

THAT'S IT!

I'm all in. Armando get a moderator and bill my credit card!

This SHEET is CaaRaaZZaaYY!!!!

"Modicum of Intelligence" was definitely a tip off for me.

Double Big Word Score-BAM!

Well, you best beware!

There's violence in the air tonight!

Ha Ha Ha! This place is a Mad House!!!!

As if had a credit card that's not stolen

Yea

Sorry Odin, couldn't resist bad bad me

LOL, Odin. Of course now poor Jahndoh over at the SS is probably going to get bombarded by attacks since he writes intelligently and is aggressive in his attacks.

Of course I agree somewhat with the accusations from this blog that you can't say anything negative over there without getting lambasted. You really have to be able to defend yourself from multiple attacks and stick to your guns if you have a dissenting opinion.

Not to take anything away from the contributors on this blog but I still find it a better place to participate though and there can be good football talk there when there is something to talk about. It's fun to come over here once in a while and see what's going down though and I ALWAYS read Mando's articles because he is the guy that usually gets the scoop.

I don't know if Ya'll black or white and I don't really care.

When one man Fin Ta steal on another man, somebody gettin F_cked up!

When a Quarterback fin ta steal on a dumb drunk college co-ed, that man is a pittsville stealer!

Everybody just gettin edgy cause the vaunted pittsville stealers are coming to town.

I aint sweatin it, I wanna watch that p_ssy stealing perv BLEED!

As far as fake poster above
Home has read this blog occasionally for years
and it has always had a high level of disgusting comments, juvenile fighting and impostering
Would read them and just shake my head
Has always been in house fighting here and the little bit of football talk was some wanna be from NJ playing scout with the worst info in the world
Every year this blogger would get every single pick 100% wrong and still talk like a know it all
The place was a nuthouse and talked very little bout the Dolphins, mostly fighting
So
nice try, once again imposter
Also Home posts on several other blogs, but only on occasion as the reading on those sites is better than the blogging
Not looking for cyber fake friends and lunch dates or want to call other bloggers "my good friend"
WTF is that anyway
"good friend" ?
Dude your talking to letters on a screen
LMAO!

Home likes blogging bout Dolphins and direction of players & team
Blogger at top of page full of crap and same game
If it makes u all warm & fuzzy
Home will post on SS next week
Cannnot help it if Omar was way too jealous cuz his insight & predictions really suck
Home called him out all last year and the struggling Dolphin reporter told me sean smith was an "Elite Pro Bowl CB"
Omar even made up a phantom sean smith "game saving PD that he said won the game for the Dolphins and saved their season against the Patriots (even printed the Lie in the paper)
When in fact sean got burned all game and gave up huge Int to Aiken
Omar and the rest of the local media said Patriots would win and Dolphin season would be over
Home posted on the way out the door to the game
Dolphins would Win by one point (Its in the SS Archives, and The Dolphins did Win by exactly one point)
Thats where the disagreement started
Also Home posted Dolphins would sweep the Jets in 2009
Omar picked Jets to win
Then on live blog told me Dansby would never be a Miami Dolphin
Still later on live blog told me Brandon Marshall would never be A Miami Dolphin
So U know Home
Home boasted and crowed like a rooster
Was having fun and believe in our team and my own Dolphin vision
Omar could not handle that a Miami Dolphin blogger had 10 times the insight as the writer in the Swap Shop suit
Omar called himself "the eyes and ears of the Miami Dolphins"

Home laughed and called Omar
"The Hellen Keller of Miami Dolphin Insight"

So get your story straight and learn some history bout your fellow Miami Dolphin bloggers

and Lets
Stick It to the Steeelers


***** The Dynasty Be Fins! *****

I do have to say that it doesn't take a genuis NOR "the technology" to spoof an IP...High school students can do it...

Are you smarter than a 5th grader?

Doing that just to buddy up to someone however, is pretty lame...

Just sayin'

Imposter Odin,

No need to apologize.

My credit card ain't officially stolen until the real owners cancel it.

Until then, Bottoms Up!!!!

Hey Home-O...

NOBODY CARES. If you haven't noticed, nobody cares, nobody likes you, nobody wants your insight...

Nobody cares

Does this mean there's no live blog?

Marc,

Are you nobody important or nobody cares? Now I'm getting confused?

Michigan State is ranked 7th in the nation ahead of Alabama and Ohio state.

Yet their losing to NorthWestern in the 4th quarter. WTF!

Dear Mr. Salguero

Ummmm....live Blog today ?

I'm here, where the heck are you ?

Natives are restless

Soiled :)

Marc, i don't like you and love home.
just sayin'

I don't care if anyone likes me. I don't need validation from people who are insignificant in my life...

No Odin. I've never posted as anyone but myself...EVER

What the DEUCE is going on in this Blog???????????

Oh how nice, innocent Home just wanna talk football cause he loves his Dolphins, how sweet. Of course he leaves out part where the reason he really BANNED is all his nonsense and bullsht he talking about HAARP and NWO and Chemtrails post after post after post. Home doesn't want to have lunch with anyone but wants to send then smiley faces and winks and wants Mando to charge for a free blog that has been great till this year. You Home are an ass-hole, douchebag, fukin sad pathetic waste of human DNA, nothing more, nothing less. Your not better then Omar, Mike or anyone else on any blog. No one cares about your predictions which are just as wrong as right. Understand, if someone ran you over on your bicycle NO ONE here would care. Please, just die and give us a break

Dear Mr. Salguero

Are standing me up ? You asked if I wanted a live blog today and I said yes and now you don't show up!

Don't make me call the Amigo or your editors.

Soiled :)

P.S. I want my BFF ring back

Pianni,dont sugar coat it, what do you really think of Home????????

I don't care if anyone likes me. I don't need validation from people who are insignificant in my life...

Posted by: Marc | October 23, 2010 at 03:04 PM

Ouuuch!!!!

Marc, Marc, Narc. And I thoguht we were developing a deep and loving relationship.


Uncle Soiled, What do you think the out come of tommarrows game will be???(The Dolphin-Steelers game that is)........

Well Buckle Up "marc"
and ... Straighten Up Your G-String

Cuz your gonna get Home`s Insight and LOTS Of It

U can spam & imposter all u want

95 % of readers know enough bout Miami Dolphin Super Fan, Home to decipher

and if Mando doesn`t mind or doesn`t have the budget to fix it, ... so be it

Dolphins Beat the Steelers!

***** The Dynasty Be Fins ! *****

Pianni,

Before you crack my head, just let me say, I was joking about charging for the blog. I was just kidding man, for REAL!

NO! NO! Pianni Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!

i like the passion here. but dont be so bias, so far we havent looked near as good as pitt. we need a perfect game to win

Odin, I told Hot Ashley that the crazed Viking from Michigan was on here she told me to tell you(And i'am not making this up) "Valhalla"

Cuban Menace,

It's nerves, the vaunted pittsville stealers are coming to town.

Welcome aboard the Crazy Train. Don't waste your time looking for seats belts, there ain't any.

Pre battle jitters. Bring on the pervs and the cheap shot artists.

Like a late great American Orator once said: Tonight I am fearing NO MAN!

PS: Of course he shot in the head shortly after making that statement, but you get my drift.

AwwwRight Miami!!!!

Yeah, odin, we're cool...but, I'm not gonna be sending you any XMas cards

Dear Mr. Menace

For tommorows game against the Steelers I expect the Dolphins will have a hard time getting to Big Ben.

The one thing we have in our favor is we are playing at home and the bathroom stalls cannot be blocked by Big Bens personal security detail(The Rape curtain).

So all in all I expect the Dolphins to win the game 27-20 and for Big Ben to not get any rapes

Just my thoughts

Soiled :)

If i come out of the closet, my psychiatrist says i would not be so angry at HOME
Scarey part is, Home is so psychic, he knows i`m gay and trying so hard with steroids & tough talk to pull this macho straight guy thing off.
Had 47 years living in New Jersey walking around with my chest all puffed out and fooling the straight crowd only to be called out by this F`King Home guy.
Man after a cycle of steroids, i get so angry at Home. I know, I`ll call him gay. Iknow how i hate more than anything that i,`m gay. So i know Home and everyone else would hate it to, right?
Okay, i`m gonna take my 5 lb doggy for a walk and tell everyone, i dunno, Home is bad, Home is gay, Home is bad, Home is gay.
Okay let me flex up a little bit. Ok i think people are buying the straight act again.

27 points vs pitt, wow. no way, if we win it will have to be with defense

Cuban,

I'm not making this up!

I would like to see Hot Ashley dressed up as a Valkyrie for Halloween.

Valhalla back at the both of ya's!!!!

Great measuring stick here to see where the mighty air-breathers are at, could go either way, Like Forrest Gump said "The Dolphins are like a box of chocolits, You never know what you'll get"......

Home thinks everyone is NJ, what a pitiful douchebag. I'm not NJ you big headed egotistical bullshyter. You don't fool anyone here, same as the SS blog. That's why you were banned, for posting about NWO, HAARP and Chemtrails. Talk all the sht you want, very few people like you. One day when you stop daydreaming about NJ and taking his load down your throat you will realize very few people can tolerate you.

Soiled
Believe We will get to Big Benny tomorrow
Benny holds the ball too long

Looking for Cam Wake to pick up 2 more sacks
even though Wake will be double teamed at times

and yes Odin
Starks should DEF be moved back to defensive end

Starks had a total of 56 tackles at DE last year
This year Starks has a total of 8 tackles

NT Fat Paul will never be Elite & consistent
but Fat Paul is in the best shape of his life and has some good reps when he gets stoked & gets the adrenaline going

Tony McDaniels at 6.7 and at his heaviest is quite a load to when he gets going

Langford is playing good ball and IMO is in the process of a break out season

Coach Nolan will have to figure out reps with Fat Paul and Tony McDaniel as the both sometimes tire and need a rest

We really need to get Starks back in last seasons form and even better

Stick It to the Steelers!


LOL, and the accusations begin. Why would an IT guy from another paper who never even reads the blog of the paper he works for take the time to read the comments section of the competitor's blog? Show at least a modicum of intelligence, dude.

Oh, and my use of the word modicum should dispel any belief that I am NJ Phin Fan as that isn't a word he would ever use. I truly am nobody important over here or over there. I was just bored and came across Breed's post and couldn't believe how badly it screamed out "I NEVER GET LAID" and just had to comment.

Posted by: nobody important | October 23, 2010 at 02:27 PM

I love it !!! You can add he's a big p*ssy , fraud and boitch crybaby to dying breeds traits.

Odin, Will be attending a Party in Manhatten next Sunday, Hot Ashley will be dressed up as a LIL Catholic school girl, Saw the costume last nite and it was off in 30 minutes..... DAMN............

NJFINFAN

Why are you so angry? Those steroids are making you crazy.
Please clean up the language.
This is football blog for Miami Dolphin and NFL fans to enjoy.
There is no need for all that anger,name calling and bad language.
If your gay, that is ok.
Most of here are heterosexual, but we do not bash the gay community or speak negatively about them.
We welcome all perspectives. Please calm yourself down. Pour yourself a wine spritzer and join in in the Dolphins vs Steelers debate.

Home, Why do these People dislike you so much?????????????

They cant ban me at the slum. Ive changed my ip address so many times you idiots there dont even have a clue who I really am there.

Youve even talked to me like I was your buddy while I was lmao playing like I was your buddy too.n I strike when I want to and have the technology to be whoever I want to be over there.

Yeah and tell your idiot moderator Chris over there if he truly could ban me he would have to ban over 100 different ip addresses if not more.

Posted by: DyingBreed | October 22, 2010 at 11:12 PM


"""Youve even talked to me like I was your buddy while I was lmao playing like I was your buddy too.n I strike when I want to and have the technology to be whoever I want to be over there."""


This has to be THE most pathetic line I have EVER come across on a blog. I can just picture you sitting there laughing to yourself about how you TOTALLY fooled someone on a blog into having a conversation with you. You are the man dude!! Wow

Dude, you have to be the coolest guy on a computer out there. Please tell me how I can spend all MY time sparring with some no-name IT guys on a couple of little newspaper sites and fooling people into talking to me. Please tell me how to pretend to be someone else on a blog because it is sooo hard.

That post is all anybody ever needs to know about you. lmfao

Posted by: nobody important | October 23, 2010 at 01:56 PM

Holy Crap , PRICELESS !!! That said it all !! The laughs just continue !! Shows DB is worthless garbage


LOL At Pannini...........

You can imposter me all you want Home, don't bother me. Like I said, your an old, fat man with no ballz and no life. No doubt in my mind you are either a molester of young boys or have been accused of it. Your a worthless piece of dog sht who swallows guys loads after they pull out of you vag...I mean ass.For cancer awareness month I prayed you get cancer and die a shytty death. One day you will get yours, what comes around ass...remember

Double Wow at Pannini, Graphic my friend....

Menace
Same reason why people dislike Tom Brady, Brad Pitt, Nostradamus and even Jesus Christ himself

"We are all scared of things we don not understand"

..........quote by Heisman Trophy Winner Pro Bowl & HOF running back and reefer madness healer Dr. Ricky Williams

"There Is No one Like Home"

quoted by "The Hellen Keller of Miami Dolphins Insight

"Home is right 93% of the time and what did you have for dinner"

quoted by pacifist and world renown Dolphin blogger ... ALoco

So I swallow loads, so what?

They taste good, younger the better too

Home

Dear Mr.Bottoms,

Don't hold your breath waitng for Mr. Salguero to show.

He pulled up on the block earlier, took a look around, locked his doors and said something about crazy and his rims getting stolen.

I haven't seen him since.................

I do have to say that it doesn't take a genuis NOR "the technology" to spoof an IP...High school students can do it...

Are you smarter than a 5th grader?

Doing that just to buddy up to someone however, is pretty lame...

Just sayin'

Posted by: Marc | October 23, 2010 at 02:50 PM

Another classic ! Dying breed , we want to know if you're smarter than a 5th grader lameA S S.

Marc, at least change your IP..... LOL.....

I follow after my syphilis infected mom

Her Vag was used hourly too

Home

Then my daddy taught me to swallow, called it love

Now I teach my son the same technique

Home

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