I generally like the formation and the strategy was good enough to take a club that finished 1-15 the year before to 11-5 - and AFC East Champions. The Wildcat had a lot to do with that no doubt about it.
Now however you have a young developing QB (versus a long time veteran at that time) that is just starting to scratch the surface of his potential. Can the WC or Single-wing hinder that development? I contend that it can.
I have to say that I don't like the formation being used in the middle of a drive. If it is still part of the offense, that’s fine - that’s understandable - its entertaining and the Dolphins (and probably the Browns) run it better than the rest of the league.
When it’s used in the middle of a drive it can put Henne into a 3rd in long that he didn't have anything to do with and I think that’s somewhat unfair. I also think it can kill momentum created by the traditional offense and if Henne has a hot hand the last thing i want to see is the QB split out wide.
There might still be some fun wrinkles especially if they plan on using Thigpen in the formation. So it started off being different and exciting. But has it run its course? For the record I will never refer to is as a "gimmick" and I don't agree with people that do. I call it another formation or another set. I just find myself questioning - is it time for the team to move forward without it?
Should the MIami Dolphins go forward without the Wildcat formation?
NO - MIami runs the formation better than any other team in the NFL. (80 votes)
YES - Let Henne grow in the traditional offensive sets. (11 votes)
Reduce it - don't eliminate the use. (84 votes)
175 total votes