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  1. Miami's backfield about diminishing returns

    Tim Graham

    Quite recently, the Miami Dolphins' running game was considered vibrant, cutting-edge and borderline dominant. The Wildcat unleashed all sorts of possibilities for Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams in 2008. They were an envied backfield tandem. Brow...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  2. Tony Sparano stands behind Wildcat

    Tim Graham

    Amid criticism it's time to abandon the Wildcat, Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano defended their signature offensive feature. The Dolphins called eight Wildcat plays in Sunday night's 31-23 loss to the New York Jets in Sun Life Stadium. The ...

    Blog | September 27, 2010
  3. Jets think they're ready for Wildcat

    Tim Graham

    Not since the Miami Dolphins sprung the Wildcat on the New England Patriots in the third game of 2008 has the unusual offense tortured an opponent like the New York Jets last year. Jets outside linebacker Calvin Pace mocked the Dolphins for needin...

    Blog | September 23, 2010
  4. Gailey: Wildcat must feature passing threat

    Tim Graham

    The Miami Dolphins unleashed their Wildcat offense out of desperation. Trying to build something under new head coach Tony Sparano after a 15-loss season, they opened the 2008 campaign 0-2. Their passing game couldn't stretch the field, but they d...

    Blog | August 24, 2010
  5. L.T. gives Jets multiple Wildcat options

    Tim Graham

    CORTLAND, N.Y. -- The New York Jets already had one Wildcat-style specialist in Brad Smith, a receiver who played quarterback at the University of Missouri. Now they have two players who can run, catch and throw. The Jets were snapping to LaDai...

    Blog | August 14, 2010
  6. Will Marshall curb Miami's Wildcat offense?

    Tim Graham

    DAVIE, Fla. -- Ronnie Brown isn't going to get sentimental about the Wildcat. The quirky, direct-snap offense helped make Brown an NFL star when the Miami Dolphins implemented it two seasons ago. Wildcat fascination put him on highlight reels almo...

    Blog | August 03, 2010
  7. Pennington getting used to backup role

    Tim Graham

    DAVIE, Fla. -- Two years ago this week, Chad Pennington became the Miami Dolphins' savior. It wasn't Ronnie Brown or Ricky Williams or the Wildcat or Joey Porter or No. 1 pick Jake Long. Pennington was the Dolphins' MVP when they won the AFC Ea...

    Blog | August 02, 2010
  8. How I See It: AFC East Stock Watch

    Tim Graham

    Falling 1. Dolphins' Wildcat offense: Through six games, the Wildcat looked like it might stay a step ahead of defenses desperate to stop it. Ronnie Brown was averaging 7.2 yards per Wildcat play. Ricky Williams was averaging 6.2 yards per play. ...

    Blog | November 10, 2009
  9. Wildcat looking endangered

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham FOXBOROUGH, Mass. --Somebody call the World Wildlife Fund and propose some protections to save the Wildcat. For the third straight week, the Miami Dolphins failed to conjure much magic with their specialized offe...

    Blog | November 08, 2009
  10. Dolphins unleash the 'Wildpat'

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- During my weekly visit with ESPN Radio's Jon Stashower on Sunday morning, we discussed whether the Miami Dolphins' fascinating Wildcat offense could surprise the New England Patriots in Gillette...

    Blog | November 08, 2009
  11. Belichick dissects Williams, aka the Wildcat

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has been asked about the Wildcat offense all week. Ed Mulholland-US Presswire Ricky Williams is the key player in Miami's Wildcat formation. At his ...

    Blog | November 05, 2009
  12. Around the AFC East: Balanced O suits Pats

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham New England Patriots The Boston Globe's Adam Kilgore writes a more balanced offense is becoming the formerly pass-happy Patriots. Ian R. Rapoport of the Boston Herald takes a look at how the Wildcat offense ha...

    Blog | November 04, 2009
  13. Patriots have had time to think about Wildcat

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham Good news for the Miami Dolphins is they remained undefeated in the AFC East with Sunday's improbable victory over the New York Jets. Bad news for the Dolphins is the New England Patriots started preparing for th...

    Blog | November 02, 2009
  14. Jets have Wildcat score to settle with Fins

    Tim Graham

    The New York Jets are out for some Wildcat revenge. Steve Mitchell/US Presswire Ronnie Brown ran for 74 yards and two scores in the Jets-Dolphins game earlier this month. Jets outside linebacker Calvin Pace was incr...

    Blog | October 26, 2009
  15. Wildcat pulling away from defenses so far

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham Throughout the offseason, the commonly held belief among football observers was that defenses would catch up to the Wildcat offense and render it useless. AP Photo/J. Pat Carter Ronnie Brown...

    Blog | October 23, 2009
  16. Esiason, Cowher defend Wildcat as legit

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham A lot of football observers detest that the Miami Dolphins rely on the Wildcat offense. The critics call it a gimmick, a fad, a ploy. CBS Sports analysts Boomer Esiason and Bill Cowher don't agree with the Dolphi...

    Blog | October 18, 2009