An unhappy Cameron Wake puts us all in danger
Cameron Wake clearly deserves a higher salary based on his play, but another prime reason to pay him is public safety. Wake has built a reputation for being a model citizen off the field and a tireless workaholic on it. He is known for being a gym-rat, often the first guy to get there and the last guy to leave. But you take away that gym and those workouts and you then have a very strong, very angry gentleman walking around South Florida. He's nice, but so is Bruce Banner before people piss him off. When he files his taxes, how long is he going to stand in line at the post office before the line of people start to look like an offensive line and the teller starts to look like Tom Brady? He seems really nice, but why test him?
Hopefully we get this deal done soon. In the mean time, the holdout frees him up to do other jobs on the side. I have some suggestions.
Ways for Cameron Wake to Make Money During His Holdout
Although he is well known by other players and coaches, he is virtually unknown to a lot of fans outside Miami and there is no excuse for it. Unlike past Dolphins who aspired to a career in acting, the only role he seems interesting in auditioning for is lead murderer in his opponent's nightmares. He should have more of the fame and endorsements that come from playing at a high level and that starts with becoming a pitchman. I've drawn up a couple quick ideas for products that might suit him.
It would put money in his pockets and more importantly, it would keep him calm so we can all breathe a little easier. Plus, when he says to stretch as far as you can, you'd know he means it. I'm pretty sure Ricky Williams could help him get started.
3.Teach High School in Miami
"You forgot your physics homework? No problem. I'd be happy to summarize it with an example. An object, like my fist, in motion stays in motion until something else, like your face, pushes or pulls on it. See, it's not my fist that's beating your ass right now. It's really inertia." Miami students need help and Wake is just the guy to give it to them. It would be like Dangerous Minds if Michelle Pfeiffer put on an extra 160 pounds of muscle.
On second thought, he may not be tough enough for that last job. Seriously Dolphins. Pay the man already.