Sorry Fins, Cardinals Totally had ‘Wildcat' First, Only It's Called ‘Pahokee'

Matt Snyder

by Matt Snyder

Supposedly the Miami Dolphins somehow invented a formation this year called the "Wildcat," which takes advantage of having versatile players other than quarterback receive the snap and either run or throw ... or run some other trickery. We've seen the Ravens and Chiefs, for example, score TDs with their QB as a receiver on plays from this formation; and we're seeing it used more and more.

Well, the first-year coach (at the time) Ken Whisenhunt of the Arizona Cardinals installed this formation last season, only it's called the "Pahokee" and they use a receiver to take the snap.

You see, Anquan Boldin is built like a RB -- nearly identical size and build to Ryan Grant -- runs like an elite wideout, and can throw the football -- he played QB in high school and even a bit at Florida State. Pahokee, by the way, is the name of his high school, hence the name.

So far, all the Cards have done is run the ball a few times with Boldin ... but that doesn't mean we won't see more variety moving forward, especially as their cushion in the NFC West grows.

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