How to beat the Wildcat

Beating the Wildcat isn't that simple, so expect Miami to keep running it, writes Gary Horton.

Originally Published: October 10, 2008
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.

When the Miami Dolphins have QB Chad Pennington, RBs Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams, TEs Anthony Fasano and David Martin and WR Ted Ginn Jr. in the huddle, the defense is generally thinking that the play is going to be a run. But what happens if Pennington lines up wide left, Williams lines up in the slot and Brown sets up in the shotgun? Get ready for the Wildcat.

When Brown lines up in the gun, the play is pre-determined. The Wildcat is different from running the option because Brown doesn't ...

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