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Am I missing something about the Wildcat?



For the past two games in Ronnie Brown's absence, commentators (who love to do this by the way) have been routinely mentioning the Wildcat, and have even ventured to say the Dolphins have been running it these past two weeks.

What I don't understand is something that should be very simple, if people weren't enamered by this so call "fad". To my recolection, the Dolphins didn't run the Wildcat during either the Carolina or Buffalo games. A direct snap to Ricky Williams doesn't automatically mean that formation is the Wildcat. Without the flanker running in motion before the snap, these direct snaps are nothing more than a snap to a player who can run faster and cut better than Chad Henne. The Wildcat is about different blocking schemes, different running options based on a read by the triggerman, and the possibility of something from the unknown happening (My favorite being the pitch back to the QB lined up as a WR, who then throws the ball to a wide open player who sneaks out the opposite side of the play). In any case, it has become a rather annoying couple of weeks of name dropping, and unless I'm missing something, people really should get in the know about this formation.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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