After a largely ineffective year for the Wildcat in Miami, many assumed the Dolphins were nearly done with the formation.
Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post makes a convincing case that the formation may be getting a reboot rather than a cancellation.
The first piece of evidence: Center Mike Pouncey didn’t receive a playbook from the team when he was at the facility, but he reportedly did receive “material pertaining to the Wildcat” so he could get familiar with certain plays and concepts.
Pouncey fits the mold of a quick, athletic center who could run the scheme. He also has experience in it. So does running back Daniel Thomas and H-back Charles Clay, who were both drafted by the Dolphins.
The Dolphins downplayed Thomas’ experience with the scheme, but drafting him should help to keep Miami’s options with the Wildcat alive in 2011, even if Ronnie Brown is off the team.