Death of the Wildcat Formation: NFL Fad Should Be Put to Rest Permanently

March 7, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We’re gathered here today to mourn the death of the latest football craze: the wildcat offensive formation.
Let’s be honest. This is a copycat league; we all know it and acknowledge it.
As a head coach, you’re pressured by the suit and ties (who, by the way, don’t know a thing about coaching) to try these trick plays because Team X does it and it works. It sells tickets, brings excitement and wins games. Everyone wins, right?
Give me a break.
The only teams that use the wildcat often are teams who don’t have a quarterback. The Dolphins are the example that jumps to everyone’s minds. They have two good running backs and zero good quarterbacks.
Name me a team with an elite quarterback that relies on the wildcat formation.
Don’t worry. I’ll wait.
None. Because when the ball is snapped, I want it in the hands of the player that’ll win me the football game.
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