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Cameron Wake: 'An amazing, amazing journey'

The news of the weekend for the Dolphins continues to be the signing of Cameron Wake to a four-year extension through 2016. He spoke with the media in a conference call this evening.

This is everything he said:

(On signing his extension) - “It feels really good. Really good. It’s kind of like taking things to another level -- kind of like when I came down here from the CFL. You always try to get better. You always want to reach the next level and I’ve been trying to do that since the moment I stepped on the football field at Penn State. Having a situation like this…it’s going through the journey. There aren’t too many guys who can say that… being released from the (New York) Giants, being out of football, going to the CFL and doing well up there, coming back, being inactive my first few games here with the Dolphins, playing in the Pro Bowl -- it’s been an amazing, amazing journey. It’s definitely been an amazing ride.”

(On if there was a moment where he felt this extension wouldn’t get done) - “You know what…I had faith in the whole process. It’s one of those things where patience is best. You definitely need that going through the process that I was going through. Like I said, everything that happened to me up to this point…there were a lot of times where I thought (inaudible). Never let go of your dreams and it was a situation where I had to keep striving and hopefully good things will happen.”

(On how hard was it not let his contract situation impact him on the field and how tough was it missing some of the offseason workouts) - “I’ve said this before; football is a game for big boys. We are all grown men. There is a business side and there is a personal side. As a grown man, you start to better understand there is a business side and everything has its place and time. Going through the last couple of years, I have obviously felt a sense that you want to get something done. Nothing will happen if you don’t (inaudible). Having to go out there and do that…if I was out there every play trying to worry about ‘oh my God, what do I have to do to get a contract on this play’, I would miss a tackle or (be in) the wrong gap. That would put me away from my ultimate goal. When you are on the field…you have to block out all of the other distractions. Your contract, your girlfriend, if your leg (is) hurting, it’s hot, whatever those are. You have to throw those distractions to the side.”

(On how fans seem to be more encouraged about the team after the draft) - “I have a very strong opinion about this organization. Obviously for many reasons, the major one being I got an opportunity to come back and play football at the highest level of the game I love. This organization was the team at the forefront of bringing me out of the CFL and having me come down here and play the game of football. Obviously, I have a strong attachment. They are very near and dear to my heart. The decisions they make and the decisions they’ve made are to make sure that we are a winning organization. I’ve seen them do that and I am looking forward to this upcoming season for sure.”

(On his impression of Joe Philbin) - “So far. So good. I sat down and spoke with him one on one on more than one occasion. He kind of threw his philosophy at me and he wants to run his own ship and I like the way it is going so far. It’s fresh blood. I know you guys have, or maybe not have, seen the addition to downstairs at the facility. Just trying to make it a first class organization from top to bottom and making sure we have everything we need to be successful. I’m looking forward to many good things this offseason. We are taking big strides to make sure that 2012 will be a good season for everybody.”

(On defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle) - “He is another guy that I got a chance to speak with. He’s been…what he has already brought to the table is huge in the meetings that we have had. It (the defense) looks very polished and a lot of guys are excited about it. We’ve always have been as a defense at the top of the list in making sure we do our job on the field (rest inaudible).”

(On what he has been doing this offseason) - “Other than working out (laughing)? I’ve actually had a little time to spend with my family before we got back for the OTA’s and offseason workouts. I’m one of those guys that are an everyday guy. Family, dinner and a movie. I hang out in Miami, which as you know is a destination for most people when they get the opportunity to come down here. We are truly blessed to be playing in a city like this. Miami has a lot to offer and every time I have the opportunity, I want to take part in that, but like you said, it’s football time now.”

(On if he has a first purchase in mind with the new contract) - “I think my journey from where I’ve come from. I want to stay humble with it. I have never been one of those guys. I am not looking at a helicopter or diamonds or big tiger (laughing) or nothing like that. There is nothing out there I think I would go out there…I am kind of one of those guys that (gets) the things that I need and most of the things I want or well below my needs. Like they said “wine money with beer tastes”. I keep it pretty simple and hopefully (save money) for a rainy day in the future and hopefully for generations to come.

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lost whoever you are,

Maybe you should fire him. I'm sure we could lure Bill Bidwell away from the Cards.

At Least Bidwell won a Trophy in the last 40years.
Just saying.

Rick, Before I school you more, Just STFU.
Your a Idiot tool
, Take those Glasses off boy.

First of all, I am a man! And, a US NAVY veteran (1974-85), so it will take a lot more than that to bother me. By the way, Mom died in 1976, so that makes you a grave robber, I guess.

And, if I attacked someone the other day, I apologize. Honestly, I don't remember it.

But, I guess being the brunt of Troll attacks, or having your name used by them, is a form of flattery. They only attack those they're jealous of.

LOL Lost,

I thought you'd be on a plane for the desert by now. In search of that trophy.

Armando must be paying you. Troll.

Rick, All Iam saying is dont be like the rest of the "Sheople", Dont just trust what there doing now, Keep a eye open come Oct., Nov, I remember peeps saying "Play-Offs" Last aug., Well they started off 0 and 7.While I was saying they"d be lucky to win 7 games.
I was wrong, Tey won 6.
Just saying dont be to enthuastic over a Ross/Ireland Led team.

DID ANY ONE KNOWS THAT THE ROMAN EMPIRE WAS RULED FOR 2 MONTH BY A QUEEN AND WAS KILLED B/C SHE WAS IN LOVE WITH OTHER 2 WOMEN IN THE PALACE .......

People still in love with critcising Ross and Ireland. Remember, Ross inherited the mess, not create it. Sure he made some mistakes but who cares, who doesn't make mistakes.

There were three big problems, one was too many cooks in the ktichen with Parcells and Ireland acting as dual GM's, another was dough brain Sparano, and the other was not realizing Henne peaked before he even got here. Since all of those problems have been resolved, things have turned for the better. Ross is the man at the top, so he gets the credit.

Most of these comments like Ireland sucks and Philbin is Cameron are just bored bloggers looking to get a rise.

Don't take the bait.

Ion, Are you that gullible?
Iam sorry, Not gullible but ... Well clueless?
Ross purchased a team that had been neglegted for years, Kind of like purchasing a delapetated nighborhood, We can only hope this IDIOT decides to sell the team before it gets into a "GETTO"
Again just sayng.

America. Your post makes no sense. Have a nice day.

DID ANY ONE KNOWS THAT THE ROMAN EMPIRE WAS RULED FOR 2 MONTH BY A QUEEN AND WAS KILLED B/C SHE WAS IN LOVE WITH OTHER 2 WOMEN IN THE PALACE .......
Posted by: ALoco | May 07, 2012 at 07:20 PM

Now That's what I'am talking about
Two Women "Loving" Each other is a great thing.

Yesterday's Gone,

Why do you feel the need to make personal attacks against anyone that doesn't agree with you? Can't we just agree to disagree? I mean, c'mon man, you want a bunch of "Yes" men to acknowledge your football knowledge? Isn't that egocentric? How are you going to grow as a person like that? Just saying...

Yes.

Irelands best draft was the first one he was on his own. His latest draft has potential. Only time will tell. He replaced a bumbling idiot HC for a HC that can coherently express a thought. He didn't foolishly overpay for overly hyped up FA QB's the last two seasons. He is our first GM this century to draft a QB in the first round, so let's see how he and his scouts fare with that pick.

I see the negatives, but I can also see the positives that are pointing us in the right direction.

LOST........ THE THING IS ONE OF THE TWO WOMEN WAS MARRIED TO A MINISTER AND HE WAS IN LOVE OF WATCHING THE THREE WOMEN TOGETHER MAKING HONEY AND LOVE ,.........

ION....WHAT DRAFT ? LET'S TALK ABOUT WOMEN AND LOVE .


DO YOU THINK IRELAD HAS A GIRL FRIEND ?

Talking about women is for guys who can't get one or are stuck with a wildebeast. I prefer action over hype.

I think Lost=oscar=Aloco

I Think Lost = Odinseye.
But I might be wrong, Reading these posts are like reading a comedy scrip.
Still ROTFLMAO at half these posts.

At Least Bidwell won a Trophy in the last 40years.
Just saying.

Posted by: Lost America. | May 07, 2012 at 06:54 PM

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He did? I'm sure everyone would be interested to know about that Super Bowl the Cardinals won.

(actually, I'll save you the effort. that franchise hasn't won a title since 1946)

ALoco seems to be prudish. You know one of those esoteric Religions.

Ion, Great to see you took off the glasses
Welcome to Reality.

None of you sre ready for Reality. Except ALoco. Right?

Oh, yes, the McClatchy Corp., you know?

He did? I'm sure everyone would be interested to know about that Super Bowl the Cardinals won.
(actually, I'll save you the effort. that franchise hasn't won a title since 1946)
Posted by: mr. facts | May 07, 2012 at 08:17 PM

NFC Champion. Trophy Mr Facts, Never said he won NFL Champ. But go ahead and twist words.
Last time the Fins Won AFC Championship?
1984 if I'am not mistaking, But Mr. Facts you will correct me right?

I'm sure.

Well, you'll have a GN.

Oscar, What the F2Ck are you babbling about?

Don't bother me anymore for tonight. Ask Armando.

What is it about humans that compels them to come to a blog anonymously and make posts in hopes of findiing others that agree with them? The responses could be from 9 year old kids or 89 year old drunks and it's good enough for them to get some satisfaction.

And why do others feel so compelled to furiously defend themselves or make a mockery of others that don't type what they hoped for?

Humans: The most pathetic of all speciies,.

RB Richard Medlin cut from the team. Does anybody care?

WHO'S RICHARD MEDLIN ?


DID HE WIN ANYTHING ? OR HE'S JUST ONE OF THESE CELLAR PLAyers ?

Can Tannehill be compared to RGIII? Our GM thinks so! Join the discussion by clicking on my name

Marlon Moore becoming Hakeem Nicks! LOL! This board is full of morons

Can Tannehill be compared to Chad Henne? Our GM thinks so.

Our GM is a classless MORON!

EVERY ONE SHOULD GO TO OHIO NEW BLOG BY CLIKIN ON HIS BLUE NAME ,,,,,,,,

Oscar, get am educatiom. Then we can talk.

LOVE IS NOT AN EASY THING...IT'S NOT LIKE FOOTBALL ,WHERE ANY THING GOES ,BUT IN LOVE YOU GOT TO BE REAL,HONEST WITH YOUR LOVE .............

BOYCOTT THE FINS UNTIL IRELAND IS FIRED! WE'RE TIRED OF THE LOSING! HELP MAKE A CHANGE!!

Ohio Dolfan I still see your a POS

Marlins 7 in a row!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think the Dolphins have more blogs then they have fans left. LOL

zambrano on fire

zambrano on fire
Posted by: dusty bottoms | May 07, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Stanton too.

Vilma - STFU Already!

Piece of work can dish it, but wanna whine and cry when it times to TAKE your medicine-LOL!

Last week, former U.S. attorney Mary Jo White, who was hired by the NFL to evaluate its bounty investigation, said there was evidence from "multiple independent sources" that shows players received payments for going after particular opponents.

The NFL has said its investigation included 18,000 documents comprising nearly 50,000 pages.

White said the NFL has shared ample evidence with suspended players and the NFLPA, and she also said that concealing the identity of witnesses is important in terms of not only protecting those who help investigations but encouraging more to step forward in the future.

18,000 documents and 50,000 pages? Are you kidding me?

Vilma - STFU you big cry baby.

If you can't do the TIME, don't commit the CRIME!

ROTFLMAO!

PS: They **ALL** should have got a year automatically.

Miami Dolphins = the worst pro sports team in Florida. In any sport.

Who cares about baseball untill the playoffs

Odin, Hace another drink... Cheers

Who cares about the crap Dolphins?

go finssssssssss

go finssssssssss

move to L.A.

My beautiful Senorita Odinseye--

Oh, how I have longed for you during these lonely months at sea. How I have thought of our carefree days and nights of passion, my loins burning with unfulfilled desire.

I can picture you now, my petite rose, hanging laundry beside your humble little casita atop the hill, your silken, black hair tossed about in the hot Andalusian wind as the scent of ripe tangerines drifts up from the valley.

I can see you in your dirty peasant dress, sitting astride your little burro 'Pepito' as you ride into town, your breasts heaving beneath the stained cloth.

Soon, I shall come my dear, and again we will be as one, whispering secrets into each others ears and falling into the hay in our frenzied ecstasy.

Wait by the window, my sugarplum, and look towards the horizon. Soon, I shall sail into your port again.

Medlin was that RB they stashed on the practice squad last year after they got rid of Larry Johnson. I think he played in one game on special teams or something. Anyways, he's gone. Big surprise, huh?

Smith and Davis were held back in sopranos system. They are press cover guys forced to play mostly zone defense last year. Zone does not fit their skills.
Where is the news from the last two days of camp. You can't tell me the usual sources have nothing to say.

This blog would be better if nobody posted anything.

basura
Hahaha

This blog would be better if nobody posted anything.
Posted by: basura | May 07, 2012 at 11:23 PM

The Dolphins would be better if they never played a game.

Irescum thinks Tannehill has as much potential as Pat White did when he drafted him.

By winning their seventh in a row, the Marlins matched their highest victory total during a road trip with seven. It is also a franchise record for a nine-game trip.

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