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the Miami WildCat: Patience by the ball carrier
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Patience by the ball carrier
How often have we seen the wildcat turn into a negative play in the NFL? The reason is simple: lack of patience. You put a WR in the backfield and most often he will take the snap and run head first into the line of scrimmage or chase himself out of bounds by sprinting to the sideline. That is why the mesh point and personnel are so important for the Dolphins. By using the fake option-read with Williams in the backfield, Brown is able to let the guard pull and the down blocks occur. The Power O does take a sense of patience, as the RB has to let the play — and the hole — develop in front of him. Brown has run the Power O since he was at Auburn, and he knows how to let the blocks develop before he picks a hole to run through.