"Wildcat" formation

I wonder if the coaching staff saw any of the Miami - New England game?

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Given that Miami has similar personnel issues (strength at RB, questionable at WR) this might be a formation that could work for Hamilton.

With the name it can't miss! :lol:

I did not see the game. What exactly is the wildcat formation?


Basically you put a running back at the QB position.
Typically he’ll run it himself most of the time, but he’ll also hand off some and occasionally throw.

The University of Arkansas used it regularly with Darren McFadden last year, probably a third of their snaps per game, maybe more.


JFL beat me to it. QB split out to WR position.

Here is a link to the current Miami QB coach describing the formation when he was OC at Akansas:

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Oh yeah, I forgot about the QB staying on the field. That way the defense doesn't know it's coming simply based on personnel on the field, they have to wait until the offense gets into formation.

I see the name wildcat connected with footballsports, and I immediately think of Goldie Hawn and Sandra Bullock. Best wildcats ever :rockin:

Best Bath Tub Seen In movie..

Once we reduce the "Canadian Content Rule"
we can experiment with different exciting schemes.
It makes it hard to have two good running backs on at the same time.

While many of us agree, as do many coaches, that this is a fun and effective offensive change-up, it is unfortunately illegal in the CFL.

The CFL rules are written in such a way that mandates that the QB line up behind the center. This is based on the personnel rules that separate the QBs from the import/non-import equation.

Nothing stopping a driect snap to the RB however..

great o set. in cfl good for backup like williams to run as no h set !!

The Cats do have an RB at QB...Williams!

The "Wildcat" reminds me alot of the old "single-wing" offense except the QB was a blocking back who called the signals but stood behind the guard. The big problem with that formation is that you need a running back who can also pass effectively.