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Dean Pees says wildcat is not yet extinct and he is preparing Ravens for it Sunday
Dean Pees says wildcat is not yet extinct and he is preparing Ravens for it Sunday

Dean Pees, in his words, had the dubious honor of being the first NFL defensive coordinator to watch an opponent prey on his defense with the wildcat offense. Early in the 2008 season, the Miami Dolphins stunned his New England Patriots by scoring four rushing touchdowns on direct snaps to running back Ronnie Brown, who also threw for a touchdown, in their wildcat formation during a 38-13 Dolphins win. Five years later, the wildcat is not yet extinct. The read-option offense -- similar in theory but more effective due to a legitimate passing threat -- is the new craze, but some teams still sporadically use the wildcat for a handful of plays to breathe life into their offenses. The New York...

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