It's a gadget play. We'll see it as often as we see the double reverse or the flea flicker. It does add another dimension to those very plays though....
One trick that is now available is, as long as you have your 7 guys on the line, and a player available to take the snap, no need to wait for the QB. So when a QB scoots to the sideline to quickly talk to the coach.... teams will need to be alert.
A sleeper play is one in which Team A uses substitution procedures to disguise a
player’s presence on the field and eligibility as a potential pass receiver, and throws
a pass to that player.
Team A shall not use player substitution as a means of disguising a sleeper play. If
following a substitution, a Team A player does not participate in the team huddle and
takes a position within 11 yards of the Sideline adjacent to the Team A bench area
when the ball is put into play, that player shall be deemed to be ineligible as a pass
Not sure if it currently qualifies, but it may be modified this year.
One "trick" play i would like to see more in cfl is the Onside punt.(on any down) argo,s coach is learning about the Canadian kicking game all other coaches should look at the rule book as well!!! :rockin:
So, what are people's opinion on the Wildcat so far? Calgary had a botched attempt on week 1. Now that Toronto has drawn up a few interesting things and seen some success it could become interesting. Bart Andreas was talking about a few extra tricks he'd thought up, and with Reggie McNeil, you have to start thinking about the laterals to him, or Joseph once he gets outside the pocket.
Even Sask got in on the action with a play of their own.
It will be a gadget play that teams will use once or twice a game. And like most gadget plays, it will be a wild success and wild failure each about one time in five, and a normal result (good or bad) the other three.
The one article said that in Toronto’s 4 runs of their wildcat play, they gained 49 yards ( although one 10 yard gain was negated by penalty ). A play that averages 12+ yards is going to find it’s way into the playbook. Also makes other teams respect it and makes coaches deal with it at practice.