DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- While Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake accumulates sacks at a rate unprecedented in franchise history, his team keeps getting thrown for losses.
Barring a late-season surge starting Sunday at San Francisco, the Dolphins (5-7) will finish with a losing record for the fourth consecutive year. It so happens Wake, one of the NFL's premier pass rushers, joined Miami four years ago.
"I hate losing," he said Wednesday, "more than I love winning."
The Dolphins are 25-35 since 2009, but don't blame Wake. During that span he's tied for fourth in the NFL with 38 sacks, and ranks fourth in this year with 10.
This season, 7 of his sacks have come in defeats, including one Sunday against New England. But he keeps trying.
"You've got to be really stubborn to play this game, and probably more so on defense and the position I play," Wake said. "Ninety percent of the time, I don't get the job done. You've got to erase that last play and give the exact same 100 percent eff...