describes a formation
for the offense in football
in which the ball is snapped not to the quarterback but directly to a player of another position lined up at the quarterback position. (In most systems, this is a running back
, but some playbooks have the wide receiver
, or tight end
taking the snap.) The Wildcat features an unbalanced offensive line and looks to the defense like a sweep
behind zone blocking
. A player moves across the formation prior to the snap. However, once this player crosses the position of the running back who will receive the snap, the play develops unlike the sweep.
I don't think the traditional wildcat will be any advantage to us with a great QB that can run in Hooker. Perhaps Hooker and Milton on the field at the same time would be an interesting wrinkle to pursue.