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Mark Maske
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Mark Maske

Writes the NFL News Feed blog

Wildcat Gaining Popularity


In their first three games of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles had eight players take offensive snaps. That list includes four quarterbacks, two running backs and two wide receivers. They've lined up their starting quarterback at wide receiver. They've used a formation with their offensive tackles lined up out wide, like receivers.

Such is year two of the Wildcat offense in the NFL. Coaches appear increasingly intent upon trying to out-gimmick one another in the race to gain the slightest of tactical edges, and Eagles Coach Andy Reid said Sunday with a faint chuckle: "Well, it's kind of fun. You almost need an Ivy League education to do it."

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By Mark Maske  |  September 30, 2009; 6:23 AM ET  | Category:  Mark Maske , Miami Dolphins , Michael Vick Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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