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Thomas could help Miami reinvent Wildcat

Posted on: May 12, 2011 7:22 pm
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D. Thomas might play a little Wildcat offense for Miami.Posted by Josh Katzowitz

A few days ago, we mentioned a story that discussed the possibility of the Dolphins reinserting some elements of the Wildcat offense.

And now that Miami drafted RB Daniel Thomas in the second round, it certainly makes sense to give it a shot.

Thomas, in case you didn’t know, was a quarterback in junior college and then had pretty good success at Kansas State when the Wildcats occasionally dialed up the Wildcat offense. You might ask, “Well, the Dolphins drafted Pat White in the second round a few years back, and that was a disaster, right?” True, but remember this – Thomas is about three inches taller and 40 pounds heavier than White.

Plus, White was a quarterback and nothing more. Thomas instead would be used every once in a while at the QB spot, and he’d be better equipped than White to handle more of a pounding by the defense (he is, after all, a running back).

Recently, the South Florida Sun Sentinel asked him about the potential of running the Wildcat and if the team had talked to him about it.

"Just a little bit,” he said. “They didn't give me some of the details, but that's something I definitely can bring to the table. I ran it a lot in my two years at Kansas State. You know, I was actually a quarterback in junior college, so that's basically what I did there as well."
Yes, but can you actually throw a pretty decent pass?

"I'm good with throwing,” he said. “I can do whatever they need me to do."

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Thomas could help Miami reinvent Wildcat

The Wildcat Offense is pretty much done in the NFL. It had it's day in the sun when Miami destroyed the Patriots while using it. SInce then a dozen other teams have used some variation of it and each year it's been less and less successful. It's called game planning, people have figured out how to defend it. I think at this point its best used as a goal line option utilizing a player like Josh Cribbs, Brad Smith, or Antwaan Randle-El where those players have been successful college QB's so they are legitimately a threat to throw, but also a threat to hand off, or run. In a short field, they aren't as likely to be exposed for the very reasons they weren't drafted to play QB in the pros. It's sort of like having Mike Vick in those short situations, when the QB is an equal run/pass threat it opens up holes. When it's a guy like Ronnie Brown or Daniel Thomas the chances of them throwing are much lower, so teams just play the run/pitch. I think people are just fishing for a story down there in South Florida. Perhas they should start worrying about who is going to play QB, and is WR's with knife wounds are really ill suited for pass catching.


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