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Wildcat offense waning?
Posted Jul. 13 at 02:52 AM
While working on the magazine, I tried to find complete stats on the Wildcat offense – not only for Miami but the rest of the NFL teams that dabbled with it. I was unable to do so.
It appeared to me that the Wildcat wasn’t as effective after its heralded start (it played a big role in Miami shocking the Patriots at Gillette Stadium early in the year).
In a column today in The Palm Beach Post, Edgar Thompson notes that all eight of the touchdowns that Miami scored out of that formation came in weeks 3-9. The Dolphins didn't score any Wildcat touchdowns in their final eight games including the playoffs.
And Thompson notes that the Patriots did a lot better against the Wildcat the second time around, with the Dolphins running for only 26 yards on nine plays out of the Wildcat.
Thompson speculates that Miami likely will worked in rookie Pat White as a Wildcat quarterback this year. White was a good runner at West Virginia and also could be an effective passer out of those formations.
This column also contains a potpourri of other ideas; it's worth a look.
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