Chicago Bears Preparing for Cameron Wake: Film Session

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Oct 12, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) pressures Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) as he throws in the second half of the game at Sun Life Stadium. Green Bay defeated Miami 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

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In their Week 6 game against the Packers, the Dolphins were able to apply pressure on Rodgers, a task the Bears defense failed to do against the same opponent. The Dolphins even recorded 3 sacks, thanks to the defensive ends, Cameron Wake and Olivier Vernon. Let’s take a look at the film to see how Cameron Wake sustained pressure on Rodgers throughout the game.

On a 3rd and 11 for the Packers in the first quarter, the Dolphins bring a five man pressure with a late blitz from the FS. Considering the situation, Wake can pin his ears back and get after the Quarterback off the edge. He attacks the RT, Bryan Bulaga, with speed and engages the lineman first with his hands. This causes Bulaga to lunge forward at the point of attack, thus losing a balanced stance. Wake utilizes a rip technique to get under Bulaga and disengage from the lineman’s outstretched arms. Rodgers barely has time to set his feet before Wake comes barreling off the edge for a big sack.

It will be vital for Jordan Mills to use a proper kick slide to gain depth in his set to counteract Wake’s speed off the edge on obvious passing downs. Mills struggled last week against a mediocre pass rush from Atlanta, so expect him to get a bunch of help from Bennett, Britton, and Forte.