Zorn Still Not Wild About the Wildcat
As he promised last fall, Coach Jim Zorn has taken a look at the increasingly popular Wildcat formation and considered whether to use some of its single-wing principles in his offense. It turns out he's still not a big Wildcat guy.
After careful examination Zorn said he will not be adopting the formation. He said he prefers to focus on other groupings of players to try to coax more points from the offense. Although wide receiver Antwaan Randle El was a college quarterback, Zorn does not believe his personnel is best suited to the Wildcat since there must be an explosive player behind center to really make it go. While the formation did produce some big plays for teams like Miami and Baltimore, Zorn said his analysis concluded that it most often netted three-yard gains, which he believes can be accomplished in the running game.
"The one team that has really done it the best is Miami, and the other team was Cleveland, with [Josh] Cribbs and he probably did the best, but he's got a real acceleration. But otherwise it was limited," Zorn said. "Miami does it the best because they have the full package."
Jason La Canfora
May 3, 2009; 9:42 AM ET
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