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Understanding the Wildcat Formation and Why the Colts’ Run-D Is a Concern

Published by on October 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

The Colts played the Dolphins three weeks ago, so why am I writing about the game now? For two reasons: 1) I have gotten a lot of fan requests to explain the Wildcats. 2) It relates to the article I just wrote about the Colts run defense.

The Wildcat formation and scheme are variations on the Single Wing formation developed by Pop Warner. This goes back to some of the beginnings of football.

Here is a link to pictures of the Single Wing formation and the Dolphins' Wildcat Sweep formation.

If you recall from my previous article, the players in the backfield all have a number: 1=QB (who back in those days was a blocker), 2=Fullback, 3=Tailback (what we now call the HB), 4=Wingback (which...

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