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Obviously it seems like the wildcat has been used less and less the last few seasons but I watched the Tennessee game from this year and noticed that we used Blake Sims in the wildcat while McCarron lined up at WR or elsewhere on a few snaps.
That is one that we have used in past seasons as a trick play (Arky 2009 for instance) but obviously it didn't develop much at all this past year. With BS coming back and an overwhelming number of other talented RB's on the roster, do you think that the wildcat will be a factor this year?
Goaline with Derrick Henry. He ran it a lot in high school
It was ran in 09 because we didn't have an elite offense. Now we do.
I'd say a handful of plays this year but nothing like in 2009
To clarify, we ran it during the UT game when the game was NOT in hand and AJ was lined up at WR.
Obviously there was some interest in it that didn't fully develop by CNS this year. My question is if Blake Sims will develop enough this year as a runner to get in more or whether new faces may be considered. I definitely don't think it is something that will define our offense to any significant degree however, but it's always fun to watch.
Like another poster mentioned, when you have elite running backs to go along with an elite passing game, I don't think that leaves much room for running the wildcat. Our offense was very inconsistent at times in '09, so we had to run it a lot more back then.
At this point I feel running the wildcat is about on par with the concept of letting Cody carry the ball at the goal line. Basically an entertaining side show for the fans with no real purpose even as a change of pace wrinkle.
The wildcat was good because teams had 8 in the box regardless, so the extra step in the running game was worth it.
We now have a passing game that can force them to put 7 or even 6 in the box to stop. That's more effective than a Wildcat at freeing up running lanes.
Shouldn't you be studying for Step 1?
if i went back in time 2 years?
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