The purpose of the wildcat eludes me. Used to be it allowed you to drop some option on an unsuspecting team that didn't have any idea how to defend the single wing. Now, with the advent the spread option, practically every team has experience defending it. I don't see the usefulness unless you have (1) a guy with incredible acceleration, like Harvin or McFadden back there, or (2) the "wildcat" QB can throw. Since most teams don't have either, I don't get it. Seems to me it just makes the defense's job easier.