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

alex35332: Is it here to stay? maybe the single wing formation is but not as the wildcat, teams with more mobile QB's, will probably be willing to run ...

RobInVaBeach: Permanantly, probably not. But I don't see it going anywhere anytime soon. Teams have started drafting/signing players based on using them...

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nonsensical2001 Author Profile Page :

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

kentonsmith Author Profile Page :

The Wildcat: Where do we begin? We should begin with "Slash". Not the guitarist, but Kordell Stewart; the former Steeler QB who used this offense to propel team to Super Bowl. He is the one who SHOULD be considered the original "Wildcat". Somehow my boy Mike Vick thinks he's the original but, that's not the case. Vick is the original "Vick". The player that was going to revolutionized the QB position. It never happened because he didn't get a chance to perfect passing under old coaching and also it was those nagging injuries.

Which is why IMHO there is only ONE WILDCAT and that's the original NFL Cat; Fred Taylor of the Miami Dolphins. He is the only "Wildcat" that seems to have REAL success at that position. It's due to his height, good hands, and enough size and speed to hit a hole without getting knocked down by a little tap. His height and the way he handles the ball from the snap makes you automatically think;.."hey this guy could throw". His hands are underestimated. Most Wildcat impersonators take in the snap like a punter or WR taking a toss. The Dolphins Taylor flips his hands out their like a REAL QB. Of course the kicker is when this big fast running back actually takes it up a hole. That's the RB vision at work. As far as I'm concern their is only one successful Wildcat offense and it's in Miami. Fred Taylor should change name to the "Real Cat" and the rest of the NFL needs to put it on the shelf.

daveque Author Profile Page :

"Is the Wildcat Here to Stay?"

STOP it

daveque Author Profile Page :

"Is the Wildcat Here to Stay?"

STOP it.

Must be a slow day on the creativity train.

alex35332 Author Profile Page :

Is it here to stay? maybe the single wing formation is but not as the wildcat, teams with more mobile QB's, will probably be willing to run this scheme, much like that "Full house" 3 back formation that Atl ran with Vick for so long or the T formation that the Pack ran for a while with 3 backs. I dont see any reason for a team with a fast QB and the line good to roll out not to run the formation but more as a single option roll out pass package, putting the QB back there again.

RobInVaBeach Author Profile Page :

Permanantly, probably not. But I don't see it going anywhere anytime soon. Teams have started drafting/signing players based on using them in this formation and a bunch of teams specifically implemented it into this past training camp. It's life will last as long as it takes some D-coordinator to find the perfect defense for it....then it will die a fast death.

 
 
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