Breaking Down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Wildcat Formation

October 23, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Steelers were pulling out all the stops on their way to a victory over the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday. This included running several plays out the Wildcat formation using rookie running back Le'Veon Bell as the quarterback of the play.
The Wildcat might be something of a novelty, however, it still works when executed properly. And as we saw from the Steelers, it opens up multiple options for offensive variation, and better than that, it gives an opposing defense one more thing to prepare for.
Let's take a closer look at why the Wildcat worked and extrapolate what they could do with it now.
Here we see the base formation the Steelers used to run the Wildcat on Sunday against the Ravens.
In this set, Bell is the quarterback in the shotgun, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger splits wide to the top of the screen. Beneath Roethlisberger is wide receiver Antonio Brown, and fullback Will Johnson is set up as the running back in this set. 
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