|ESPN.com: AFC East||[Print without images]|
Warren Sapp, found on page 142 in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most inflammatory sports commentator, considers the Miami Dolphins' exotic Wildcat offense an affront to the intelligence of opposing defenses.
"This is disrespectful to all defenses," Sapp said on Showtime's "Inside the NFL" roundtable Wednesday night. "It's disrespectful. You're taking the best player in the game, the quarterback, and you're putting him out wide, outside the numbers, and you put the running back in the back.
"How the hell you going to throw the ball? I'm not even thinking about throw right now. I'm going to get everybody in the gap. It's just power 'O.' You have the running back with the ball already in his hand."
Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown in the two games since the Wildcat was unveiled has four rushing touchdowns, but he also has thrown a TD pass.
Fellow analysts Phil Simms and Cris Collinsworth debated the overall merit of the Wildcat and whether it would catch on. Collinsworth remarked at how well it was working for the Dolphins and predicted they would keep using it.
Simms isn't high on the Wildcat's widespread value.
"The Miami Dolphins have trouble getting offense, so they're trying to do a lot of things to get yards, to fool the defense," Simms said. "They don't have playmakers outside right now at the wide receiver position. But when it's all said and done, it got less than 50 yards of total offense for the Miami Dolphins last week.
"What happens, it's kind of the sports-talk-radio [mentality]. You watch highlights and every team that runs a play that gets a few yards 'There it is. It's going to change the NFL.' No, it's not. Trust me. It's not."