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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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We all heard how great Tannehill looked the first day of rookie camp.

Then.......................NADDA!

I hope this doesn't mean anything, but damn, how else are we to interpret it.

I'm trying to climb onto the Tannehill bandwagon Armando. Give us SOMETHING! The GOOD, the BAD, the UGLY!

C'mon Man!!!!

Now, if anybody cared about the Marlins, that would've been a nice post.

BUT........nobody does.

PS: Don't kill the messenger ;)

I care plenty about the Marlins, just as I do the Heat, Panthers, Dolphins and all out teams.

7-0 on this road trip. Look out NL East!

What timing, too. Just when they had to sit Heath Bell down to get his game straightened out, they get two MAGNIFICENT complete game beauties.

I sense good chemistry brewing with this Marlins team.

Moores steady improvement and Sherman's new offense will more than make up for Marshalls departure.

Just NOT having SpOrano here alone will be worth at least 2 more wins this season(SpOrano never did figure out when OR how to use his time outs-lol).

All of the above and Philbin's superior coaching should guarantee a winning season.

An acorn WR breaks out and or Vernon or Miller make a big impact, who knows how good the season could be. The easier schedule should help as well.

All things considered, I'm completely optimistic about our chances this season. The lack of a no. 1 WR could be the deal breaker, but I'm holding out hope for a small miracle in that dept.

I think a winning record is a certainty!

the rookie camp was mainly orientation. here's the gym, here's the field, here's the toilet. what are you expecting a report on their turd size?


what are you expecting a report on their turd size?

Posted by: gazzer | May 08, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Did you get Tannehill's?

Listen up wiseguy, who about ANYTHING?

Huh? You comprehend that? Is that a little complicado for you?

Christ almighty, we just had a three day draft. The biggest off season event known to proffesional sports WORLDWIDE!

You're talking about measuring turds, yet we ain't got SHYT!

WHAT about ANYTHING!

The Marlins have more fans then the irrelevant Dolphins.

Yeah, you be content with your dumb jokes and not only a lack of reporting, but NO reports on day 2. NONE!

The freaking Lions even report on Rookie Camps.

You probably enjoyed reading through 5 pages of the crap waiting on the next report didn't you?

You probably posted half of it, Uh huh. Just what I thought.


The Marlins have more fans then the irrelevant Dolphins.

Posted by: Da Pauly Project | May 08, 2012 at 12:28 AM


Point in case!

ROTFLMAO!

like i said, it's been reported by armando and even video clips of philbin saying its mainly orientation, how practice works, equipment, the routine.

1. wake up and pay attention
2. stop digging for exuses to doubt tanny. he is on the team. don't judge the past, judge what you see in the future,

Umm wasnt only the first day of rookie camp open to the media? Might explain why we havent heard anything.

ODIN IS TOO BUSY SMELLING HIS GAS TO PAY ATTENTION.

Sammo, did you have to go and ruin the fun with facts? I was looking forward to seeing the old geezer continue with his confused tirade.

Speedway or self made?

Odin, what size cockRing do you suggest for doing a guy with a tight rear?

Sorry good times. Got tired of da biacthin. Figured if I set the truth free we might avoid a blog meltdown/ takeover.


1. wake up and pay attention

Irrevelent. Simpleton attempt to distract attention away from you're failure to address the issue. NOT even a nice try.


2. stop digging for exuses to doubt tanny. he is on the team. don't judge the past, judge what you see in the future,

This is absolutely ridiculous. Did you rewally just type this-lol? In my post I stated that I am climbing on the Tannehill bandwagon. That's not even the most ridiculous and silly part of your reply:

"Judge what you see in thew future"

Did you typr that? Guffaaaaaaaaaaaaaw! Judge what you see in the future? OMG dude, that's freaking hilarious......ly stupid. LOL!

Posted by: gazzer | May 08, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Never mind Gazzer, you go find somebody else to "Judge what you see in the future" ;)

Freaking Hilarious!
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Sammo,

Day 2 was closed to the press. Still, being that it's not quite as important as Super Bowl week(preparations), I was hoping for a little something something from Armando's "Inside Sources".

Excuse the hack out of me guys, But I'm just dying for some MORE good Tannehill news :)


Point in case!

ROTFLMAO!

Posted by: odinseye | May 08, 2012 at 12:31 AM
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The term is "case in point."

PS: Gazzer seems awfully Touchy/Defensive bouts him wittle Tannehill.

Wonder Why?

if a stupid guy is calling me stupid, somehow that makes me feel smart.


Sammo, did you have to go and ruin the fun with facts? I was looking forward to seeing the old geezer continue with his confused tirade.

Posted by: Good Times | May 08, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Ah.............Yeah!

You just concentrate on keeping your sign in names straight.

You'll be awright!


You just concentrate on keeping your sign in names straight.

You'll be awright!

Posted by: odinseye | May 08, 2012 at 12:58 AM
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I'll do that if you concentrate on not falling out of your chair.

I want some news too odin but I believe no news is good news. Right now anything being done in miami land is extremely limited so whatever we hear isn't very informative or helpful towards speculating what type of season miami might have.

The term is "case in point."

Posted by: Guess Who's Drunk Again? | May 08, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Wow, I dunno what to say. Yougot me there.

Ha Ha! SERIOUSLY? That's all you got?

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

Lets gaze into the future together.

Yeah.......yeah, then we can JUDGE it!

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

Odin, no worries at all about last night. Next time we'll try doing it before sucking down the booz and then maybe you will be able to perform.


I'll do that if you concentrate on not falling out of your chair.

Posted by: Good Times | May 08, 2012 at 01:00 AM

AGAIN, that's all you got?

Psssssssssssssft....................

(not even worth a bwhaaaa Haaa Haaaa)

Sad...........

Odin, no worries at all about last night. Next time we'll try doing it before sucking down the booz and then maybe you will be able to perform.

Posted by: Ralph | May 08, 2012 at 01:02 AM

Gee, third time this hour you've brought up the gay stuff.

Isn't it ironic that that's what you accuse me off. Wishful thinking on your part eh?

You know there's a difference between having dik on the brain and dik in the head?

Now go get you some Killer!

I'm watching King of Queens on TV land.

I don't know why, but Leah Remini does it for me.

I'd break that sweet little thing right in half.

Unnnnnnnnnngh!!!!

Gay joked are the refuge of those without a sense of humor.

Hey, who is really game or not? Fess up now fellas.

Pucker, Pucker, Pucker, Pooooooo!

Valhalla!

Admiral,

Oh how I yearn for your massive manhood, but I must confess my desires have not gone unfulfilled. Each day with you at sea feels like all four seasons passing at once.

I dream of your chiseled chest glistening in the late morning heat as you haul water for my evening douche. Sometimes I swear you are atop our trusty steed in your crotchless chaps only to realize it is another mirage caused by the spring heat.

Know that my passion for you has no rival. But I am human and was tempted by the apple of our donkey. Yes I allowed it to ravage me but you were always on my mind.

My port is indeed open my love and I await your speedy yet gentle entry. Godspeed.

I don't know, I guess design a helmet that absorbs shocks. Like the one with water pockets that Larry Csonka used back in the 70's.

Joe Theismann has never been the Brightest One.

?

Armando is soooo fulll of himself. In the new post he thinks people will miss him. what a fkin jerk

What's up load-swallowers?

Ive had it with this team. Im officially a Jets fan.

J E T S

JETS JETS JETS

Things to do while Mondo Vacations once again
1) Wash Car.
2)Change Oil
3) Go to Ohio's Blog
4)P/Off Odin while he's drunk(Which is always)
5)Visit Lefty Cotes Blog
6)Catch A Marlin Game
7) Watch NBA Play-Offs
8)Wash dog.

Join the Convo


http://dolphintalk.wordpress.com/


Or just click my name.........

http://www.facebook.com/DolphinTalk


And another new way to connect, the above Facebook page linked to the blog!

Ohio, I see your back to your old shenanigans. SMH

FYI,

I just figured I'd give people a place to chat while Armando is on vacation

So Jon, why wont you let me post on your site?

I haven't been on there to see your post yet, it makes allow a first time poster before it shows up.

But why would you want on my site since you hate me and you hate my site?

Seems like I would be asking for trouble?

Ohio, please lets be adult about this. Armando on vacation and I want to talke Dolphins football..

Cool with me sir.

you should be able to post now

On vacation and one finds that there is still news on the Orlando sentinel site

Mando should make his vacation permanent

click my name for everything Dolphins talk!!

You a ssholes must be posting somewhere.
I'll find you.

How many vacations does this guy (Armando) take? Just when there's something to start talking about (draft's over, mini-camps begin, etc.), he bails out for a couple of weeks and doesn't have anyone to back him up! Shame, shame!!!

Armando....change your picture...the skinny picture is not working any more....have a good vacation n work out a little

Also your bald headed homie..

How ridiculous is it that the comment section is closed to the last blog? Or that NOBODY is there to fill in for Armando? That's probably the worst.
Still say there's a better way to do this.

I AM THE GREAT KADDU.

"Man attempts to set world record fist-pumping 17 hours straight"

Looks like Tony got a new hobby.

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