Has Miami's Wildcat Been Tamed?

Kyle deManincorCorrespondent IOctober 21, 2008

After losing to Baltimore on Sunday, many feel that the "Wildcat" has finally been tamed.

The Dolphins offense sputtered all game, only putting up 13 points. Granted, it was against the NFL's top-ranked defense, but Miami just couldn't find a rhythm in the Wildcat, or any formation for that matter.

They were only able to muster four yards on five plays in the Wildcat, and Ronnie Brown managed to rush for just 27 yards.

Chad Pennington was solid yet unspectacular again. He threw for 295 yards and one touchdown, but his interception proved costly as Terrell Suggs returned it 44 yards for a touchdown.

Greg Camarillo continues to be a bright spot for the Fins, catching six passes for 74 yards.

However, if the Wildcat continues to be quiet, the Dolphins may struggle offensively. Pennington's biggest criticism is his inability to throw the deep ball, making Miami's ground attack that much more important.

At 2-4, the Dolphins can still make some noise in the AFC East. They host division leader and longtime rival Buffalo on Sunday in a must win game for Miami. Buffalo is hot and looking to stay atop the East.

If Miami can't stop Marshawn Lynch and the Wildcat doesn't produce, then it could be a long day for Sparano and his team.