One Of The Keys To Cameron Wake Thriving At 36? Let Him Explain.

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  1. DKphin

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    The gist of it: Since becoming a pro, Wake has sacrificed all sorts of pleasurable activities, from consuming alcohol to fried foods to sugary desserts. The upshot has been a career that has featured five Pro Bowls, one first-team All Pro selection (2012) and 92 sacks, which ranks 42nd on the NFL’s all-time list.

    Wake, 36, gave up alcohol in 2005, the year he went undrafted out of Penn State. He has said he hasn’t eaten fried foods or desserts (beyond fruit) since the Dolphins signed him out of the CFL in 2009.
    Wake says there are no cheat days.

    Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/...y-jackson/article212911429.html#storylink=cpy
     
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    Definition of a professional, but lets not kid ourselves, Landry and Pouncey are the ones who spew real wisdom...
     
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    Feel like I’ve read this every year for the past 5 at least.
     
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    I've been Dolphins fan since around 1977. Cam Wake is easily among my all-time favorite Dolphins and players in general. The guy is an amazing talent and has an amazing story.
     
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    He should go down as one of the Dolphin Greats.
     
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    Concur.

    Only he could be associated with the Dolphins, yet abstain from alcohol.

    One of a million reasons that I am not Cameron Wake.
     
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    I might get flamed for this, but I'm pretty sure he's my favorite Dolphin.....ever. We're the same age and I admire the person just as much, if not more, than the player.
     
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    To me, while Wake had a serious head turning 3 to 4 years, I still hold higher regard to players like Bowens, Gardner and Armstrong from the 90s. Maybe because they actually won a bit more.
     
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    Yea no kidding lol, these writers must open up those old word documents, change the date and 8 words and call it a new story.

    Props to him for not drinking 1 beer since 2005 or not eating moms cake or a French fry since 2009 . . . .many great players don’t go to those extremes and have great careers also.

    He’s just a good dude with a great work ethic. Met him at the Sawgrass Best Buy a few years ago, very personable and I am glad we are likely making him A lifelong Dolphin. He deserves a decent January run before it’s over.
     
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    Absolute machine. Deserves every cent he's ever made and more.
     
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    I don't eat fried food either. I also don't drink, smoke, do drugs or drink soda.........not sure I could get any sacks tho. Glad to see a guy making the most of his chance and doing the right thing.
     
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    It astonishes me every professional athlete doesn’t act this way. You’re making an insane amount of money and it has an expiration date. Why not work hard to extend that expiration date and handle the abuse that comes with it along the way.

    Wake is the man. Hope the kids on the team are paying attention.

    Edit: I also now feel really bad for ordering a massive piece of chocolate cake. That will be delivered to my hotel in about 30 minutes. I mean, I’m going to eat it, but it’ll be less enjoyable now.
     
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    That's one less sack for you.
     
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    Crowder has some really good Wake stories. How some of the defensive guys would order some wings or something to bond as a group and Wake would stop off and get a banana instead LOL
     
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    Crowder told a story once how Cam Wake ordered a salad at a strip club and refused to take a shot of patron
     
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    He's a good player because he takes care of his body, works hard, plays with a chip on his shoulder and is basically injury free (because he takes care of his body)....go figure.
     
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    Why not? Trace Armstrong only All Pro mention was as a Phin. He retired with 106 sacks. And he was a fixture on those playoff teams. So I ask why not?

    As for Bowens and Gardner, they anchored the middle on said PLAYOFF teams. Which I again give all 3 a bit more credit because of longevity and winning.


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    Reasons like this and his dedication is the reason he is my favorite player.
     
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    I think if you could mix the greatest traits from him and Jason Taylor you would have the greatest DE ever to play the game.... a truly unstoppable force.
     
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    Nice quote.
     
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