Cameron Wake speaks out on his Titans debut
Things couldn’t have gone much better for the Tennessee Titans and veteran pass rusher Cameron Wake in Week 1. The Titans dismantled the Browns by a score of 43-13, completing tearing down all the hype surrounding Cleveland.
The defense was dominant, forcing Baker Mayfield to throw three interceptions, and Wake was a large part of it. Tennessee struggled to generate a consistent pass rush last season, and they signed Wake this offseason to help address it.
Wake ended up finishing with 2.5 sacks and was consistently disrupting the Browns’ offense. After the game, he reflected on his Titans debut:
“It was pretty good,” Wake said, via Jim Wyatt of the team’s official site. “Nah, it was a lot of fun. It was a good team win.”
Wake had been with the Dolphins for the past 10 seasons, so signing with the Titans and leaving Miami was a big deal for him:
“It was a crazy offseason, but I think I landed in the right place,” he said. “This organization has welcomed me with open arms and obviously I want to do my part along with the guys up front. And I think we did that today as a group. It was a lot of fun.”
After the game, Titans head coach Mike Vrabel awarded him a game ball for his efforts:
“Cam is a better teammate and person than he is a player,” Vrabel said. “And we think he’s a really good player – that’s the reason he’s here.”
Wake might be 37 years old now, but he showed on Sunday that he still has plenty left in the tank. He’ll be a big piece for Tennessee moving forward.