Just when you thought it was safe to watch an NFL game without hearing the word 'spread option offense', the following play below happens!
For our loyal readers, you know we predicted this occurrence would hit the NFL by 2011, so much for our Nostradamus moment... how's 2009 hit you doubters who pelted us back in early 2008 for saying 2011!
For those of you who didn't see Pat White's first play on Sunday afternoon, it was a 33 yard option keeper down the left sideline (see video below).
Now kudos to the Patriots, they adjusted very well to the spread option ... much better then last year when the Phins launched the 'wildcat' on them. To me, that's the ultimate complement to the spread option offense, when Bill Belichick admits that they spent 30% of their defensive practice preparing for the wildcat/spread option offense the week before the Dolphins game.
As for Pat White, he finished the game with 45 yards rushing and 0-1 passing. I think the '0-1 passing' needs to be the next part of the package that's worked on and refined to truly round out this 'WildCat 2.0' series for the Dolphins.
Below is the video of Pat White and Ricky Williams executing the spread option offense for a touchdown versus the New England Patriots.
Here's Pat White's first snap of the game, a 33 yard gain off the pistol speed option play.
Keep spreading u'm!
http://www.spreadoffense.tv/ (video sharing platform)