The shame, with Cameron Wake, is that the NFL didn't see it sooner.
Undrafted out of Penn State.
Cut by the New York Giants.
Banished north, to Canada, where he would make the CFL's All-Decade Team, which meant he was there too long.
And finally, signed by the Dolphins in 2008 for a $1 million signing bonus, which represented the single best signing of the Jeff Ireland tenure -- better even than Chad Pennington.
So he didn't enter the NFL until age 27, which is the only reason he's not higher on the all-time sack chart, now that he has 95 in his first 10 seasons, just 11 fewer than first ballot Hall of Fame defensive end/linebacker Jason Taylor had in his.
But, at times this season, he has appeared done.
Then came Sunday against the Jets:
Look at this:
Best of his career.
Can he summon that all the time? No, no more than Dwyane Wade or Frank Gore, his contemporaries in the market, can.
But at an age when others are already long finished, Wake is still finishing quarterbacks.
And maybe, as a situational player, he still has another season in him.