Tennessee’s young players soaking up the knowledge from Cameron Wake
It seems veteran outside linebacker Cameron Wake will do more than boost the Tennessee Titans pass rush in the 2019 NFL season.
Wake has been passing on his knowledge to his younger Titans teammates this offseason. Consequently, Wake has become the sage of Tennessee’s defense, per the Titans’ official website (via Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper).
Linebacker Jayon Brown has solicited advice about nutrition and workouts while also learning ‘how to commit to the game’ and linebacker Rashaan Evans said it ‘is basically a situation where I want to do what the does.’
Wake said that he’s happy to play that role after players like Jason Taylor and Joey Porter did the same for him.
‘I’ve been fortunate to play in this league a long time and gained some of those nuggets myself,’ Wake said, via the team’s website.
‘So being able to pass that on to whoever is upcoming in this league and on this team, it is something I think of as a responsibility, for the older players to make sure the guys coming up can be successful as well.’
“It is basically a situation where I want to do what he does.”
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) May 16, 2019
Evans admitted to Jim Wyatt of the Titans’ official website he “used to play him (Wake) on video games” when he was growing up. Evans has also been impressed with how Wake has stayed in tip-top shape entering his 11th NFL season.
The 37-year-old Wake signed a three-year, $23 million deal with the Titans on March 13. He has registered double-digit sack totals in five of his 10 years in the NFL, per Wyatt.
Wake’s 98 sacks rank him second in the Miami Dolphins’ all-time sacks list behind only Jason Taylor, per the Titans’ official website.
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) April 30, 2019
At 37 years old, Cameron Wake still has a lot left in his tank. He’s also a consummate professional.
It’s great to know Wake has been passing on his football knowledge to the younger members of the Titans’ defense. That bodes well for their long-term future.