Monday, December 10, 2012

Wake outduels Smith, but he'd trade it for a win


Cameron Wake made another mark on the map of elite pass rushers Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.

The Miami Dolphins defensive end sacked quarterback Colin Kaepernick three times, forcing a fumble on one. He totaled six tackles, with two for a loss. However, his team still lost 27-13.

“I would give away every sack I got (14 on the season) for a winning record and the opportunities that we’re not capitalizing on,” Wake after the game, via

49ers defensive end Aldon Smith was the pass rusher to watch in this game by default as the NFL's sack leader, but he fell a sack short of Wake despite going up against rookie tackle Jonathan Martin, who was making his first start on the left side after 12 games on the right.

Smith still recorded six tackles of his own, with two for a loss, just like Wake. But Martin, who Smith referred to as "serviceable" last week, wasn't bad.

"I thought it was a learning experience for me going against Smith because I like challenges like that," Martin said, "but I just wish we could have done a little more to come away with the win.”

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