Saints-Dolphins: Can New Orleans Slow Down Miami’s Wildcat on the Road?

Posted: 22nd October 2009 by Paul Augustin, Jr. in NFL
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New Orleans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams should be preaching gap control this week in practice as the Saints prepare to face the NFL's most efficient version of the Wildcat formation in Miami. Miami introduced the Wildcat formation to the NFL last season in their 38-13 week three victory over New England. The formation, which is often imitated but never duplicated, involves a direct snap to a running back (often Ronnie Brown). The running back then reads the defense and decides if he is going to hand the ball off to a runner on a sweep (often Ricky Williams) or keep it himself. The defenses that generally struggle against the Wildcat are those that miss tackles and/or blow gap assignments.
How has Wildcat been used this season Unfortunately for the Saints, veteran linebacker ...

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