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."

By Jason La Canfora  |  May 3, 2009; 9:42 AM ET
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Hehehe---he said "full package"......

Posted by: jeff515 | May 3, 2009 9:53 AM | Report abuse

I have to agree with Zorn. We need to get this offense down before we start adding a bunch of bells and whistles.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 3, 2009 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Our offense is a joke.

Posted by: leedisantis | May 3, 2009 10:21 AM | Report abuse

I disagree with Zorn and I disagree with the people who disagree with Zorn. No one can be right if everyone is wrong.

Posted by: lowtharofthehill | May 3, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Zorn was right, and the end of the season defenses had the wildcat sniffed out. The dolphins had one monster game against the patriots and it is supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread. Scampbell is right, lets get this offense down before think about doing anything else.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | May 3, 2009 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Ricky Hatton....

"You got knocked the fugg out"!!!!

Posted by: rickyroge | May 3, 2009 10:44 AM | Report abuse

I don't like the formation for the skins either. I do find it funny how he called EL slow and not explosive. Question is then why do you have the fair catch machine returning punts.

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 3, 2009 11:34 AM | Report abuse

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