The New York Jets Vs. The Wildcat

Posted: 28th October 2009 by schuyler cornwell in NFL
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In their previous meeting with the Miami Dolphins, the Jets defense was shredded by the wildcat offense. Embarrassing the Jets defensive mastermind, Rex Ryan, and stripping the team of their swagger. At first glance, the wildcat formation is relatively simple. An unbalanced offensive line, a presnap motion and a half back receiving the snap. It's a running formation, but the running back has the option to throw the football. Simple, but very deadly for the Dolphins. Personnel is the main reason. The Dolphins have a backfield that includes Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams, both are premier backs, can break the big run and have good field vision. A necessity when running the formation, because the back has to see which way the defense commits and then runs to the open hole or to the cut back ...

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