BIG DAY FOR WALE

Wednesday brought good news all around for Adewale Ogunleye, who was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Baltimore Ravens and then got another half-sack added to his total for that game.

Larry Chester originally had been credited with a second-quarter sack of Jeff Blake, but it was changed to a shared sack between Chester and Ogunleye.

That gave Ogunleye a whopping three sacks on the day, in addition to a forced fumble.

As for the AFC honor, Ogunleye said it just as easily could have gone to anyone else on the Dolphins defensive line after Miami racked up a season-high seven sacks in their 26-7 victory over the Ravens.

"It feels good," Ogunleye said about the award. "I use it as recognition for the whole defensive line. It's a testament of how all the guys are working up front. Really, it's just a testament to how hard Tim Bowens and Jermaine Haley and all those guys work to keep guys like me and JT free. So a lot of credit goes to those guys. It could have gone to anybody."

The three sacks against Baltimore more than doubled Ogunleye's output on the season. He entered the game with two sacks and left with a respectable total of five.

As far as he's concerned, Ogunleye said it was a matter of time before he started getting those sacks.

"Coaches were telling me just relax, it's going to come," Ogunleye said. "It was a matter of time before they fell my way, and last week was one of those games."


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