Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake exploded last weekend as he pulled down Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota seemingly at will. The performance, including four sacks and two forced fumbles, led to the Dolphins' Pro Bowler earning AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors, and has the Dolphins looking more like the team people expected to see before the season started.
On Tuesday, Wake joined Rich Eisen on The Rick Eisen Show to discuss the Dolphins, their performance against the Titans, and the coaching change the Dolphins underwent during their Week.
Eisen asked Wake during the interview about the hit Olivier Vernon made on Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, a hit that drew a flag for unnecessary roughness, sprained Mariota's knee, and resulted in a fine for Vernon. Wake replied, "Being a guy who, I would like to think, I am around quarterbacks as much as possible, it's very difficult situation to hit quarterbacks. You can't hit them to high, you can't hit them too low, can't hit them too early, can't hit them to late. You can't hit them too hard. It's just the way the league is, but, obviously, I know Olivier very well, I know the kind of player he is, I know the kind of person he is. There was none of that, nothing dirty or intentional harm to the quarterback. Every time we play, we play hard, and try to go after and get to the point, and, I think it's something that has been overblown."
You can watch the interview in the video above.