Found June 06, 2013 on AFC East Daily:
When you're considered to be at the peak of your career, simply maintaining your level of output is usually enough to keep the boss happy.But NFL football isn't your average profession, and in Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake's case, his boss sees plenty of room for improvement in the star pass rusher.“Absolutely, there is a lot," Dolphins coach Joe Philbin told reporters on Monday, according to the team's website. "Considering now that this is a different defensive system that he is playing in, so now it is year two in that system, so I think there are some things overall from a technique standpoint that he can improve upon."By all accounts, Wake's first year in Miami's 4-3 defensive scheme went pretty well. Pro Football Focus ranked the former-CFL standout first in every major pass rushing category for 4-3 defensive ends, including sacks, total pressures and overall grade.But Philbin had no problem finding flaws in Wake's game, e...

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