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How much Wildcat should we expect this season?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by jaxdolfan, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. jaxdolfan

    jaxdolfan Journeyman

    Apr 16, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    With a legit passing game and a superstar in Marshall at our disposal:

    will we need the wildcat anymore? We all know it was born out of necessity when we had no offense.

    Do we keep it to make other teams still prepare for it?

    Will Marshall (ex-HS QB) throw a pass out of it?

    I ask here because I know you guys have seen all the news from camp and I haven't had time to catch it all.
  2. brandon27

    brandon27 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Dec 3, 2007
    Windsor, ON. CANADA
    I know I've read reports that we've been practicing it, so I have to believe its going to be a part of our offense. Sure it was born when we were really inept on offense, but its become a staple of our offense as well, it works, teams have trouble stopping it, there opportunities from it that still remain untapped IMO with some of the players we have on this team. I don't think we've seen the end of it at all IMO, maybe not as much, but its going to be there.
  3. Frumundah Finnatic

    Frumundah Finnatic U Mad Miami?

    Dec 2, 2007
    Miami FL
    we will still use it
  4. SCall13

    SCall13 ThePhins QB

    No doubt, we will still use it.
  5. 2k5

    2k5 I miss Ted Ginn Jr.

    Nov 28, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    Didn't know Marshall was a QB in high school. Gives us yet another option out of that formation. Hopefully we take advantage of it. I think Marshall really improves the wildcat regardless because of his blocking ability and his huge frame giving a big target to Ronnie or White when we do pass out of it. Should make the pass more threatening.
  6. Colorado Dolfan

    Colorado Dolfan ...dirty drownin' man?

    We'll use it until teams start stopping it regularly. Then, we'll use it a bit more. ;)
  7. siciliansith

    siciliansith Resident Deviant

    Nov 25, 2007
    Rochester NY

    IMO the Wildcat came from needing playmakers on the field. We Used wild formations and a unbalanced line.

    Second yr we got rid of the unbalanced line and made it into a power running formation.

    Third yr - I CANT WAIT
  8. Killerphins

    Killerphins The Finger

    Nov 11, 2008
    The WC was manufactured on a plane ride home from the desert
    lack of running the football
    after game two in '08
  9. siciliansith

    siciliansith Resident Deviant

    Nov 25, 2007
    Rochester NY
    UM and when I said getting our playmakers on the field.

    It developed into a power running scheme last yr no?

    This yr im hoping it progresses, we still do it the best
  10. 305TillIDie

    305TillIDie Money, Power, Respect

    Dec 27, 2008
    Miami, FL
    It Gives the other team's defense extra time thinking about the formation in their practices, and they have to worry about both their base defense also going against us.

    I love it. :up:
  11. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    When your most talented player loves executing it, and when the formation itself requires a specific skillset that your most talented player happens to have...You use it...

    There is nothing better than watching the beautiful chaos transpire all around, while #23 survey's it with his eyes..... while the ball is in midflight.

    I think we'll see it as much as in the past, and I believe we will see Ronnie throw the ball twice as much as he has in the past...

    He's getting better with his mechanic's, which will make him even more lethal out of the formation..

    Hybrid offense....Its who we are...
    siciliansith and Moves like this.
  12. GMJohnson

    GMJohnson New Member

    Jan 27, 2010
    Vanilla version vs Buffalo and Minnesota, then show the new wrinkles against the Jets and Pats.
    siciliansith likes this.
  13. DaFish

    DaFish Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2007
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Why in the world would we ditch the WC with Ronnie in the backfield? It works!:up:
  14. frozenfin

    frozenfin Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2010
    We will see it until defenses show they can stop it on a regular basis.

    So it will be around for awhile. :)
  15. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Apr 6, 2008
    I think it'll be at most 10% of our offense, pretty much like last year. I think we'll still bring it in as a power formation and use it on three or four consecutive plays in the middle of a drive every fourth game or so.

    Off-topic: I'm not sure we can still say Brown is our most talented player. Not counting Jake Long since he's not a skill position player, you still have Marshall. I think I would rate Brown as a top 5 running back talent-wise (not considering injuries) and Marshall as a top 3 WR (Andre Johnson, Fitzgerald, Marshall, Moss, Megatron).
  16. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    atheltically and explosively it's VD.
  17. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Apr 6, 2008
    VD is an incredible athlete as well, but I won't put him in the most talented category until he's arguably a top 5 at his position league wide. Right now he's in the same group as a Cameron Wake, a freakish athlete even among elite athletes who hasn't proven he has the football talent to be listed among the best, yet.

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