The Miami Dolphins Wildcat Just Got Better

Colin McGrawContributor IIApril 14, 2010

MIAMI - OCTOBER 05:  Running back Ronnie Brown #23 of the Miami Dolphins takes a direct snap in the Dolphins' 'Wildcat' play against the San Diego Chargers at Dolphin Stadium on October 5, 2008 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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Everybody has heard by now that the Miami Dolphins have just acquired WR Brandon Marshall. I have mixed feelings about this move.


Negative Side: Brandon could ruin the chemistry in Miami's locker room. He has also had problems when he is off the field. I don't like this and think it could be a problem. But then again under Tony Sparano and Bill Parcells control maybe he will tone it down and focus on football. I'm hoping this is the case. Hopefully Brandon will look at this as an opportunity to restart and create a better image for himself. 


Positive Side: Miami gets that No. 1 receiver they have been looking for a long time now. The fans have been shouting this move throughout the whole offseason. Well, you got your wish Dolfans. Adding Marshall also improves Davone Bess, Greg Camarillo, and Brian Hartline immediately! (Ted Ginn?) Teams will be focused on covering Marshall, which will open up to opportunities for the other receivers, who are very good might I add. They aren't No. 1 quality, but when given some room they can excel! Overall, this move improves the receiving game instantly.


Now the main point of this article was not to talk about the positives and negatives of Brandon Marshall, but to explain what he brings to the Dolphins organization.




People last year were saying that the Dolphins resorted to the wildcat too much in order to gain yardage. I agree and disagree. They did use it quite a bit, but they also moved away from the play towards the end of the season when discovering Chad Henne's talents as well as master, Ronnie Brown went on IR.


I personally love the Wildcat! I think it is a great option to resort too when you want to change things up. It has many options to go to: Ronnie taking the ball, Ricky taking the ball, Ronnie throwing, a reverse, etc. You can go on and on. Also throw Pat White in there. Give him a chance guys.


Now that Brandon Marshall has come to the Dolphins you can count on the offensive coordinator, Dan Henning and head coach, Tony Sparano to be working on some new plays, now that they have the deep threat.


I can't say what they are working on because I do not know. But I do know that their juices are flowing and could come up with some crazy ideas to once again shock the NFL, as they did when they introduced the wildcat in 2008.


Watch out for this team in the 2010-11 season as they could be unpredictable and dangerous. They have all the pieces for a stellar offense.


A storm is coming.....