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Why not Thigpen in the Wildcat?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by LikeUntoGod, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. LikeUntoGod

    LikeUntoGod Season Ticket Holder

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    I'd also like to see Thigpen in on the Wildcat taking the QB role.

    He has caught TD passes in the NFL.

    He gives a running, passing and pass catching option on the field.

    He could also switch with Ronnie from time to time. He is not near the runner
    but is a much much better passer.
     
  2. DePhinistr8

    DePhinistr8 Season Ticket Holder

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    It couldn't hurt. The offense he was in at college was very similar to what Brad Smith ran. If you ask me (not that anyone would :) ), I think that Brad Smith may actually start to eclipse Ronnie as the best trigger man for the WC in the NFL.
    He brings enough versatility to it to make him a true threat running, pitching back, or passing.
    Just sucks that he wears a damn jets jersey.
     
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  3. KeyFin

    KeyFin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I agree, which was why I expected Pat White to fill the role. Thigpen would definitely be a smart lateral move though, not necessarily better but he does bring the extra dimension.

    As much as I like Henne, when he decided to scramble late in the game he tried to punch right between the center and the right guard.....where the entire right side of the field was empty. That's an instinct kind of thing and it's hard to teach someone who's constantly working on passing and QB mechanics, so it would be nice to see a QB option that had some experience tucking the ball and hitting the open field.
     
  4. djphinfan

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    Ronnie brown, man in motion, direct snap, no BS, done..
     
  5. siciliansith

    siciliansith Resident Deviant

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    Ronnie does it so well.

    The current Wildcat needs speed aorund the edge and a bruiser up the middle.

    Pat white and thiggy cant work in the current form. Now if we would have spread the cat out with White maybe thig could have come in! But it never evolved. (I WILL ALWAYS WONDER WHAT IF)
     
  6. SICK

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    i wish they'd just scrap the one where ricky is NOT in motion.....you need that motion (wildcat back) to make the DE on that side not crash in right away.....the one where ronnie takes it with no motion, and he runs right up the middle imo is not going to be succesful.
     
  7. miamiron

    miamiron There's always next year

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    and run 99.9% of the time
    equals fail
     
  8. Stringer Bell

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    The weak side was pretty open on Sunday. Just took them a half to realize it. We got some decent gains going to that side in the second half, aside from that reverse to Cobbs.
     
  9. djphinfan

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    Imo, if you take away the BS Wildcat, and just let Ronnie take the snap with a man in motion, you have a very reliable power run that has a very high average..That is your foundation, and Henning is not doing a good job with it's use..He needs to go inside out again, and if your gonna keep Ronnie and sign him, then start training him to throw a quick out..

    What do ya'll think about that spread wildcat we saw with him...I believe it was 4 wide no?...That's the kinda of space iam talking about..and iam not sure why it's taking this long to figure out that Ronnie brown would be magnificent in a power spread look, I mean think about it, ronnie brown can throw a football a little, even though he missed on the play, he threw it out there, so my point is, if you put 5 receivers on the outside, they have to cover it... you know Ronnie in the cat would destroy a front like that.
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  10. siciliansith

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    I agree The motion keeps the d'line on there toes. But when our front line is gunning Ronnie could easily take that ball and run up the middle imo. Especially in the cat he has a few extra seconds to look for holes . We did it last yr. our line is just not ready. Now why Sparano the onlin eGuru keeps ****ing with it who knows but i do think its better long term
     
  11. DOLPHANITY

    DOLPHANITY Wooo Dolphins

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    in my honest opinion the wildcat is best when ronnie takes the snap, ricky is in motion, and now Brandon f'n Marshall is receiving! Having Marshall was supposed to make the original wildcat easier to run by having Marshall blocking and taking the 8th man out of the box. Also I believe that running reverses and double reverses is simply a high risk high reward scenario because it can completely destroy a defense but at the same time you could easily lose 10 yards. im not saying we need to get rid of the fancy wildcat, im just saying we never should be using it when we are marching down the field without a problem.
     
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  12. Frumundah Finnatic

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    The WildThigpen could work.
     
  13. LikeUntoGod

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    Under WTF??? We ran Marshall from the HB spot in a power I and he ran a pitch play.

    Uh...why in the world would we do that?

    Having Thigpen in keeps a QB in the formation. He can be set wide and is a real threat to catch a pass. Or we can quickly shift from the Wildcat to a normal formation etc.
     
  14. siciliansith

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    I know we all want the wildcat in perfect situations but if ya dont tease the other team they never respect the true power of it? we have to take chances at times.

    edit:

    Sincerly,
    Wildcat Homer
     
  15. Miguel

    Miguel The smartest Man on earth


    This is a GREAT idea. I love it He has experience in it

    Unfortunatley dan henning is a moron...
     
  16. Miguel

    Miguel The smartest Man on earth



    Please tell me you dint take the pic of your sig:shifty:
     
  17. jazz

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    were you the one who posted this idea in the sun-sentinel comments section? i remember seeing something like this last night.

    in any case, if we're going to keep going back to the wildcat, we might as well try it out.
     
  18. RickyNeverInhaled

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    this would be the only way i would ever want to see the wildcat again! if we don't do this, i would be happy if we threw in the towel on the wildcat.
     
  19. brandon27

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    I think were bound to see it. Its just a matter of when. He can throw, he can run, and we've seen in the past that he can catch. So, its just a matter of time IMO.
     

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