Not your Daddy's Dolphins, It's your Grandpa's: The Five Top Plays of 2008

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Not your Daddy's Dolphins, It's your Grandpa's: The Five Top Plays of 2008
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Unless you've been living under a rock, or in a cave, or at sea...well, you get the idea, then you have heard of the "wildcat" by now, and how the Dolphins used it to their advantage in their NFL record-tying 2008 comeback season.

What you might not know is that the "wildcat" isn't some brand new thing that is sweeping the gridiron.

Quite the contrary.

Ask any football "old-timer" and they'll tell you that it reminds them of football's glory days.

The latest "wildcat" formations are all based on a "single-wing" formation created by Pop Warner in 1907.

That's correct, 1907.

So before you have something to say about it, (I'm talking to you Mr. Sapp), know that it has been a part of football long before any of us ever were.

Without the "wildcat" the Dolphins season may have been very different.

Here's the top plays of the season incorporating the "wildcat" but without forgetting that it's really the defense that wins games.

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