Ronnie Brown Out, Ricky Williams In: Phins Okay

Andrew GarriganContributor INovember 18, 2009

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 15:  Running back Ricky Williams #34 of the Miami Dolphins is brought down by linebacker Geno Hayes #54 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to finish off a 27-yard run to set up a game-winning field goal by Dan Carpenter #5  to beat the Buccaneers at Land Shark Stadium on November 15, 2009 in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Buccaneers 25-23.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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With Ronnie Brown being placed on IR and Patrick Cobbs already being out for the year, it looks like the Wildcat is dead for the year. True statement. Brown's throwing ability and ability to run the Wildcat has been unmatched by anyone on the team, aside from one person.

They still drafted Pat White specifically for the formation who can run and pass the ball out of the formation.  Dolphin fans should not worry about the loss of Ronnie Brown. They just have to keep repeating to themselves "Run Ricky Run."

Ricky Williams has led the league in rushing before (1854 yards) and has a career high in yards per carry and yards from scrimmage this year.  Ricky is a big back who has the ability to run over defenders and make them miss as well. He has been the featured back before and is in the best shape in a long time. 

With the addition of Pat White into the mix, it will be a trial by fire because he will be the guy in the formation and will see significant more snaps than he has in the past.  Chad Henne has shown that he can be relied on to make the throws and put his team in a position to win the game.

A healthy O-line can aide things for Henne and White, especially for White who can make his reads and be as successful as he was at West Virginia with Steve Slaton and Noel Devine.  With an experienced running back in both the Wildcat and traditional sets, Ricky Williams can provide a safety curtain for White as well as Henne.

Both of these quarterbacks know that they don't have a rookie or an un-proven player in the backfield but a veteran and a good all around back behind them that can get the job done.

The Dolphins probably won't make the playoffs this year, unless they go 6-1 in the last seven, and that's if the wildcard gets set at 10-6, which in the AFC is always a gamble but they shouldn't worry that Ronnie Brown is out for the year, just concern themselves with using Ricky as the feature back because he can and will get the job done.