Pat White Could Take The Wildcat Formation To The Next Level

Angelo CerilliCorrespondent IMay 1, 2009

MOBILE, AL - JANUARY 24:  Quarterback Pat White #5 of the South Team looks to the sideline for a play against the North Team during the Under Armour Senior Bowl on January 24, 2009 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. The South defeated the North 35-18.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images for Under Armour)

Last year the "Wild Cat," formation stunned the football world, with it's confusing play it easily made victim to whatever came into its path. The only team that seemed to have played it well was the New England Patriots in the Dolphins vs Patriots second game of the year.

However, with Pat White in the equation the Dolphins may just be in for another run with that Wild Cat offense. Pat White can run faster than any other quarterback the Dolphins had last year, so they can run the ball with the quarterback more.

Pat White can also play a receiver in some formations and can outrun LB and DBs better than Henne or Pennington can. So something key for the Dolphins this year is to utilize Pat White effectively.

This year may be the year the Dolphins realize the true potential of the formation that they created. Because with that formation the Dolphins can do so many things that even the loaded Patriots might have trouble finding a way to stop it.

However, weather this formation is a success this year or not, in my opinion, relies solely on how the coaches utilize what they have in Pat White and the rest of that offense.

Even though the formation with White looks very confusing bad coaching during games can make any good offense/formation crumble.

Even the most passionate Dolphins fan can tell you that this formation relies on the decision of the coach, and some could argue even more than any formation in football. The reason for this is because to keep the formation confusing you have to continually change up the plays so that the offense does not become predictable.

The Dolphins are truely gifted offensively when the coach is playing at best, the defense does need some work, however for the Dolphins right now the future is bright.