Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Browns-Dolphins matchup of the day: Tuesday

About the Author

Recent posts by Mike Wilkening

Underdogs have made some noise in title round

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 2:36 p.m.

What's next for Browns' offense?

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 9:59 p.m.

Running back a need for Lions

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 9:52 p.m.

Divisional round handicapping column

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 4:05 p.m.

Related Stories

Dolphins snag former Ravens LB Ellerbe

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:59 p.m.

Browns strike early, sign Kruger

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:23 p.m.

Dolphins land WR Wallace

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:13 p.m.

Miami Dolphins: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 5:40 p.m.

QB Moore re-signs with Dolphins

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 10:58 a.m.

Dolphins re-sign WR Hartline to five-year deal

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 12:08 a.m.

Cleveland Browns: 2013 team needs

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 1 p.m.

Browns hire Farmer as assistant GM

Posted March 06, 2013 @ 11:01 a.m.

Dolphins place franchise tag on DT Starks

Posted March 04, 2013 @ 12:23 p.m.

Chudzinski offers little on Browns' QB situation

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 11:22 a.m.
Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
By Mike Wilkening

Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Dolphins game. 

Browns ORT John St. Clair vs. Dolphins WLB Cameron Wake 

The 6-3, 250-pound Wake has emerged as one of the AFC's elite pass rushers in his second season in Miami. Wake leads the conference with 10½ sacks, notching at least one sack in 7-of-11 games in 2010.

Wake, who starred for the CFL's B.C. Lions before signing with Miami. can beat opponents a variety of ways. He can play with power, getting lower than his opponent and pushing him toward the quarterback. He can win with pure speed, too.

Wake, who plays on the weak side in the Dolphins' "30" front, will rush the passer from a three-point stance from the left side, meaning St. Clair, the Browns' first-string right tackle, figures to be his primary opposition. The 6-foot-6, 320-pound St. Clair is at a leverage disadvantage vs. Wake, and St. Clair must also be wary of Wake's quickness.

According to STATS, St. Clair has allowed just one sack in six games this season. The 11th-year pro from Virginia missed five games with a ankle injury before returning to action in Week Nine. St. Clair has made 74 career starts, with 19 coming as a member of the Browns in the last two seasons.

Comments ()


ABOUT TRUST ONLINE