Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Wildcat is rare in the NFC South
By Pat Yasinskas
In honor of the Dolphins playing Carolina on Thursday night, we’re going to take a look at how the Wildcat offense has fared this season.
The Dolphins use it more than any team in the league and have had pretty good success with it. But the Wildcat isn’t a big hit in the NFC South. In fact, only two teams (Carolina and Atlanta) have even used it this season and it’s only been rolled out a handful of times.
The Saints don’t use it because there’s no way Sean Payton ever would take the ball out of Drew Brees' hands. The Bucs don’t use it because former coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski forgot to install it just like he forgot to install anything else on offense this summer.
Anyway, here’s a look -- courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information -- at the team’s that have used the Wildcat formation and what they’ve done out of it.