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THE QUESTION

Is the Wildcat Here to Stay?

Could the contemporary variation on the single wing formation turn out to be the biggest football revolution since the West Coast offense or just an overplayed gimmick?

Posted by Emil Steiner on September 30, 2009 6:00 AM
FROM THE PANEL

When Cousins Marry

The Wildcat is a niche offense that will succeed on certain occasions but it's not the way to build a team.

Posted by Brian Tarcy, on September 30, 2009 1:35 PM

Just a New/Old Formation

The Wildcat has its place, but it won't replace the basics.

Posted by Anthony Stalter, on September 30, 2009 1:04 PM

A Vain Dalliance

The wildcat is a hollow prophet, not the messiah that will liberate football coaches everywhere.

Posted by Sean McCann, on September 30, 2009 12:14 PM

Wildcat No WCO, but no gimmick either

The Wildcat offense, technically, is a gimmick -- at least as it is defined by Dictionary.com

Posted by Rob Rang, on September 30, 2009 11:24 AM

Nothing Special

At its' core, the wildcat is little more than a running play designed to grind out yards, not a trick play.

Posted by Jason Brewer, on September 30, 2009 9:45 AM

Just Another Fad

Teams using the Wildcat are basically admitting a weakness about their team.

Posted by David Hill, on September 30, 2009 9:22 AM

Wildcat's Fantasy Impact

The Post's dedicated site for pro football is asking if the Wildcat is here to stay. For Ronnie Brown owners -- of which I am one -- let's hope so.

Posted by Gene Wang, on September 30, 2009 9:00 AM

Here to Stay, But It Needs Some Work

The modern NFL is a passing league -- you can't single-wing your way to the Super Bowl.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on September 30, 2009 8:39 AM

The Madden Solution

Look to the video games to stop the Dolphins' single wing formation. Hint: 46 Cover 2...

Posted by Adam Hoff, on September 30, 2009 6:51 AM

Wildcat's No Gimmick

The Wildcat is here to stay, folks -- to claim it's a "gimmick" only makes you look naïve and ignorant.

Posted by Matt Infante, on September 30, 2009 6:49 AM

Not Quite a Revolution

The Wildcat isn't a complete offense, like the West Coast is -- it supplements a regular, more traditional, offense.

Posted by Shawn Zobel, on September 30, 2009 6:45 AM

Wildcat Gaining Popularity

The Wildcat craze isn't really something new, of course. It's a recycling and repackaging of something old.

Posted by Mark Maske, on September 30, 2009 6:23 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

nonsensical2001: Like the Run & Shoot (or, if you prefer, the "chuck & duck"), it will take defensive coordinators all of two seasons to solve it....

kentonsmith: The Wildcat: Where do we begin? We should begin with "Slash". Not the guitarist, but Kordell Stewart; the former Steeler QB who used this of...

daveque: "Is the Wildcat Here to Stay?" STOP it. Must be a slow day on the creativity train....

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