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Old 10-12-2009, 07:49 PM   #1
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sorry if I'm starting a new thread on this, but did not see one.

Anyone got the stats on how this formation produced?? I think McDaniels caught Bellichick off guard with the wildcat option... I like the move (just for this game though, don't like to be a base formation for our offense).

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I hope we don't run this regularly. And I hope this doesn't become the new "fad' in the NFL, either. Ugh.
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I hope we don't run this regularly. And I hope this doesn't become the new "fad' in the NFL, either. Ugh.
We will run it till it doesnt work.
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I hope we don't run this regularly. And I hope this doesn't become the new "fad' in the NFL, either. Ugh.
Why the hell not?

In the Wild Horse formation, Denver succeeded every single time.

Orton was 7/7 passing and Moreno rushed for over 4 ypc when they ran out of it.

As for the fad aspect, get used to it. Its a version of the wild cat which has clearly picked up steam since Miami ran it last season.
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Needless to say, it's the best thing to happen to the NFL since the forward pass.
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sorry if I'm starting a new thread on this, but did not see one.

Anyone got the stats on how this formation produced?? I think McDaniels caught Bellichick off guard with the wildcat option... I like the move (just for this game though, don't like to be a base formation for our offense).

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I'm not sure if we would be seeing any of the wild horse formation any time soon, but like you've said, this was thrown in the game plan against the Patriots to add a little wrinkle in the mix
Both offenses are too similar, you have to actually do something they haven't seen, and the wild horse formation was definitely something New England wasn't expecting at all.
Good job by McDaniels for keep finding ways to give our team an edge...

I think as long as this formation give us an edge against a tough competition it will always be there ready when needed...

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Why not put it in there for a change of pace every now and again? Hating on it simply because its a fad is nonsensical.
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:23 PM   #11
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Parachute pants were a fad, but they were very successful. Wish I had invested before they caught on.

If it's successful, ride it 'til they learn to stop it. Who gives a **** if it's a fad.

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Old 10-12-2009, 10:38 PM   #12
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This is one of the few things Taco has ever gotten right. He and I discussed a few years back how we thought the NFL would start finding a way to open up the offense to some of the running QBs without making them starters, and potentially seeing almost a pro version of the Option.

You're now seeing guys like White being drafted and Vick signed as situational QBs instead of starters, which makes a lot of sense.

Putting versatile guys like Ronnie Brown behind center is just smart offensive play-calling. The more you give a defense to think about, the tougher you make it on them. Certainly, you have to be able to line up and run for 3 yards when you need it... but a varied attack is a positive thing in this day and age.

I loved seeing us implement the Wild Horses this weekend. Hope it's here to stay.
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I love it that we have this in our tool chest. You know we'll keep tweaking it. It also gives the next team a lot more to plan for. You just gotta know that the Chargers coaching staff is scrambling right about now trying to prepare for this new wrinkle.
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Can you snap the ball to a QB in motion?

I'd like to see that.
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I'd like to see that.
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I guess if no one else is moving. That would be playing with fire & gasoline at the same time me thinks.
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I think McDaniels caught Bellichick off guard with the wildcat option.
I don't think so cause I thought one of the teams would go to it myself since it would be advantagous to go to a very new offensive look since each team is very familar with each others offense.

Plus I guess that this offense may give Belichick's defense extra trouble for some reason (I'm not smart enough to know why). Thats why the fins developed it and broke it out vs. the Pats and why Josh may have gone to it.
The Pats still seem to have trouble with it.
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It would be so confusing. Here you have a wildcat formation, everyone on defense is expecting run, then POW the QB has the ball, rolling out to the right, hitting the streaking receiver down the right sideline.

What about double passes? Like a direct snap to the RB, with a quick screen to the QB... can the QB then launch the thing across the field?

The possibilities of a wildcat formation are more endless than what any NFL or NCAA coach has tapped into. I'd like to see some crazy plays... Orton is NOT the guy you want running these plays though. You need a Michael Vick or even an, ahem, Jay Cutler to do so.

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McDaniels is going to draft Tim Tebow in the first round next year, and the WildHorse will be our base offense.
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:43 AM   #20
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sorry if I'm starting a new thread on this, but did not see one.

Anyone got the stats on how this formation produced?? I think McDaniels caught Bellichick off guard with the wildcat option... I like the move (just for this game though, don't like to be a base formation for our offense).

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I don't see how you could argue against this. NE looked confused and had no answer until they burned a timeout. At that point, they seemed to make an adjustment as I don't think we ran it very often after that.
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:20 AM   #21
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Speaking of Tebow, I used to think he'd be worthless in the NFL as a QB but since offenses have figured out you don't have to have one starter at qb for the whole game and be effective he's going to go super high.
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:38 AM   #22
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I'd like to see that.
What are you looking for, a Kyle Orton Sweep play?
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:41 AM   #23
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Why the hell not?

In the Wild Horse formation, Denver succeeded every single time.

Orton was 7/7 passing and Moreno rushed for over 4 ypc when they ran out of it.

As for the fad aspect, get used to it. Its a version of the wild cat which has clearly picked up steam since Miami ran it last season.
Miami did well last night using it. I'm glad they kicked the J E T S' a$$e$.

Keep those AFC w-l records balanced.
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Well, it worked the first two times... Pats adjusted.. it didn't yield squat after. So if we do keep it, then we need to mix it up a bit, because we were telegraphing our plays with that formation, after the first drive.
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