I wrote last week that the Wildcat looked to be dying, and if it couldn't rebound against Seattle it may be time to pull the plug for a while. Well, thankfully that shouldn't be necessary anymore.
New life was breathed into the Wildcat this week, as it had its best performance of the season since its debut against the Patriots in Week 3.
I've previously characterized the Wildcat formation as Miami's home-run potential which comes with the possibility of striking out a lot. Well, that continues to be the case, as the plays are essentially feast or famine, with long runs and touchdown plays mixed in with lots of 1 and 2 yard runs. But as long as the formation can keep up its gaudy 18% TD rate, it needs to continue to be used week in and week out.
|Week 3, @NE||6||5||1||119||19.8||1||4|
|Week 5, SD||10||9||1||48||4.8||3||1|
|Week 6, @HOU||7||6||1||77||11.0||0||1|
|Week 7, BAL||5||5||0||4||0.8||0||0|
|Week 8, BUF||7||7||0||34||4.9||3||0|
|Week 9, @ DEN||4||3||1||-5||-1.3||0||0|
|Week 10, SEA||6||6||0||80||13.3||0||2|
|Plays||FDs (non-penalty)||FD%||TDs||TD%||Run Avg|
|Non-WC Plays||499||161||32%||13||3%||3.4 yds|
|WC Plays||45||7||16%||8||18%||7.1 yds|