A better understanding of Cameron Wake’s usage
After getting 24 snaps in Week 1, only to see his playing time diminish to 17 and 14 snaps the next two weeks, veteran edge rusher Cameron Wake saw a season-high 26 snaps (32 percent) against the Falcons.
Last week, I wrote about how the dip in Wake’s playing time was unacceptable and that the Titans needed to get him more snaps moving forward. So, obviously the Titans coaching staff read my article and listened to me, which led to Wake getting more snaps.
I’m kidding, of course. I don’t think Wake’s fluctuating snaps are actually going to change.
We’ve already heard about the team wanting to manage his workload, but Wake is also a situational pass-rusher. He’s going to be in mostly on passing downs, and he’s going to see more snaps against teams that pass the ball more.
The Falcons, who threw the ball 53 times in Week 4, are one of those teams, hence Wake’s season-high total of snaps. Even in limited playing time, Wake still managed to make an impact with one pass defensed and two QB hits.
We’d like to see Wake getting in the 20 to 25 range regardless of opponent, but it remains to be seen if that will actually happen.