In an article from the Sun-Sentinel, Pasqualoni and Sparano talk about why Wake is not in the game more:
Sparano points out that Wake had 10 snaps against the Patriots last week, and in those opportunities he only produced one positive play: the hit to quarterback Tom Brady that led to Crowder's game-sealing interception.
"Some of it's been really good; some of it has been uneventful," Sparano said of Wake's body of work. "You have to be able to handle the run. You have to be able to handle the tight ends. You got to be able to do those type of things, too."
If anyone out there has the game taped or on DVR, would you mind watching the 10 snaps that Wake is in on to tell us (or find a writer who would tell us) how Wake is doing against the run. I would feel better that he is being used correctly if I read that although he is dynamic against the pass, he looks lost/weak/overaggressive against the run, etc.
BTW my new arm-chair Defensive Coordinator idea is to do away with the Free Safety Gibril Wilson altogether and go to a 4-4 base defense (since Gibril Wilson is worthless anyway). Use Cameron Wake as a Rover/DE with his hand on the ground on either side. When Wake needs a rest, bring in Yeremiah Bell to play a Strong Safety type of Rover (who should blitz alot). Chris Clemons plays single safety deep. Otherwise, the 3-4 base defense is AS IS.
LDE Langford / Baker
NT Soliai / McDaniel
RDE Starks / Merling
Rover Cam Wake / Yeremiah Bell (when Wake gets tired)
LOLB Taylor / Moses
LILB Crowder / Torbor
RILB Ayodele / Torbor
ROLB Porter / Anderson
S Clemons / Culver
You are gambling that Wake can get to the QB before the QB can make them pay for not having a second safety in coverage.
I'll take that gamble. Especially when that second safety is Gibril Wilson.