The Pease Wildcat

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    Since Pease is so committed to running the Wildcat when it fails almost every time, I think Pease should at least try a wildcat using the old "Starburst" Play.

    Why not? It cannot get any worse. :tongue:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQE-iqAJeS0
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    All 5 players in the star would get tackled before they could blink.
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    True indeed. Our OL couldn't block a high school team.
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    By my count they had 1 1/2 seconds to huddle, we would never get that kinda time!!!!!
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    If healthy, Murphy would make a good wildcat QB. But he's not.
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    Muschamp has publicly stated that you can't keep trying the same thing over and over with the same results. So what is he doing when this utterly futile, waste-a-down wildcat formation continues to be run? Is he just not paying attention when Burton is out there taking the snap? He seems to be pretty alert on the sideline, and he has headphones on, so I don't get it.
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    The problem with the wildcat has been that Burton never hands the ball off, that is until he finally handed the ball to Taylor who scored from 20 yards out on Saturday. If they would mix it up and allow him to throw every now and then it could be an effective tool

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    I loved that play (was at the game). If we ran it with this team, all 5 guys who were hiding the ball would be tackled within .25 seconds of the snap
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    I didn't realize that Taylor scored out of the wildcat formation. I guess our offense overall is just too fast for me to catch everything.
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    Another problem is that mostly its the "dive" zone-read version of the play. So its either Mack Brown off-guard or Trey Burton off-tackle. Not much difference, really. I think the most effective version is when Burton has a man in motion to hand it off to on the end-around.

    Sure seems like last year we had a lot more variety in the run game.
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    Awesome. I completely forgot about that.
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    I try to avoid getting overly negative, but with out a doubt UF and PEASE run the most predictable, ineffective and unimaginative, POS wildcat in the United States of America. Trey could at least fake a pass once in a blue moon.

    That's all on PEASE, imo.

    Thank you for the rant.
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    The Wildcat formation cannot work with this Gator team because defenses know that Burton will keep the ball 95% of the time. Back when he was a freshman QB, they didn't know his tendencies. Unfortunately, now.... he's easier to read than a grade school primer.
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    Let us know how you truly feel. :wave:
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    it seems like we try to bait teams into run defense only to throw it deep when its least expected......except we never throw. and when we do its within 5 yds so the run defense eats it up
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    There are plenty of wrinkles one could have with this if we're determined to run it. Handing the ball off, a jump pass, running wide and have the motion man be an option outlet.

    Earlier in the season against Arkansas, Herndon was the fake handoff and looked wide-open for a TD. Against Mizzou, we hand it off to Taylor and score a TD. Adding in the slightest wrinkle like that increases the odds of the play being executed properly.

    As our OC, you'd think he'd learn from that and start incorporating a few more wrinkles into a standard play like that. It prevents defenses from keying in on the play and also makes Burton more of a running threat when he does keep the ball since he'll have the space he's supposed to have.

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