For some teams the Wildcat is a trend or trinket. Consequently, these teams make a cursory attempt at executing the Wildcat offense. Just like any other aspect of life, if you give a half-hearted attempt it will yield little or no fruit. If you are going to be successful with this or any other offense, it requires execution.
The reason the Wildcat is working so well for the Dolphins is because the players are committed to executing the play. More importantly, the players recognize the Wildcat is a vital part of their offense. I’ve heard recent criticism of Andy Reid and his utilization of Michael Vick, but Reid is in a precarious position. His starting QB is insulted because the team is utilizing “gimmicks.”
If the team looks at these plays as gimmicks, they will execute them like they are gimmicks. Reid has to be as meticulous and demanding of perfect execution as he is with other plays. Players are fickle and if Reid puts some players on blast after a poorly executed Wildcat play, the results will be better.
What say you?
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