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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by bobad Been wanting to ask a Fin fan for a long time: Is Tuna totally on board with the Wildcat? If so, was he for it from the beginning? Reason I ask is, it doesn't seem like ...

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Old 10-20-2009, 09:33 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by bobad View Post
Been wanting to ask a Fin fan for a long time:

Is Tuna totally on board with the Wildcat? If so, was he for it from the beginning?

Reason I ask is, it doesn't seem like something he would like. I think
Tuna would like the power running aspect of it, but not the
"unconventional" aspect.

Good luck! No injuries or bad officiating!
The wildcat is actually the most conventional offense in the league. It's the same theory as what we ran when I coached 5th graders. 11-on-11 football, nothing fancy, just our guys are better than yours. I think someone on here made the point that it's basically a modified wishbone, and that's true.
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:42 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by bobad View Post
Been wanting to ask a Fin fan for a long time:

Is Tuna totally on board with the Wildcat? If so, was he for it from the beginning?

Reason I ask is, it doesn't seem like something he would like. I think
Tuna would like the power running aspect of it, but not the
"unconventional" aspect.

Good luck! No injuries or bad officiating!
Of course I don't really know the true answer but my understanding is Parcells is strictly a personal guy, Sparano and his staff do all game planning and play calling. We have a nickname for Parcells, Ireland and Sparano down here, "The Trifecta"

Like you mentioned in your comment, the wildcat is really just a power running play. The bonus is you get an extra blocker and some misdirection at the same time. Generally if you run a power run up the middle the 'D' can just meet the runner at the point but with the misdirection with Ricky sweeping across you can't fully commit all your momentum to the point or Ricky will get the edge on you. With Ronnie's power and quickness to the hole it's already to late by the time the 'D' knows and if he catches a defender standing up instead of coming forward it's over.

We also have a very nasty O-line that gets a big push along with a lead blocking FB (Lou Polite that reminds me of Lorenzo Neil) he punches gapping holes with bone jarring blocks.

The reason we can run the wildcat better then anybody is pretty simple really, Ronnie Brown. He may be the most versatile player in the entire league.

Here I'll put it like this, A lot of teams fans could say well why don't we throw the ball all over for like 400yards and 3-4 TD's a game like the Saints? Well because they don't have Drew Brees just like other teams that try to run the wildcat don't have Ronnie Brown.

Good luck and I'm hoping for no injury's.

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Old 10-20-2009, 10:54 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by FinFan View Post
Of course I don't really know the true answer but my understanding is Parcells is strictly a personal guy, Sparano and his staff do all game planning and play calling.
I'm not surprised that Tuna kept his thoughts from the press and fans. He never did like talking to them. Fortunately or unfortunately, our coach seems to be emmulating him.
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welcome to the board..B&G is a great bunch of fans and some of these guys REALLY know their football..as someone else said, nice to have a cival post from a fan with a different favorite team who can be respectful and not just come in calling people names and such..once again welcome and good luck(not too much) next week
Thank you, I have noticed there are some fans on here that know their X's and O's.
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:04 AM   #25
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I'm not surprised that Tuna kept his thoughts from the press and fans. He never did like talking to them. Fortunately or unfortunately, our coach seems to be emmulating him.
You guys have a good one in SP very underrated. I think a lot more people are gonna know who he is outside of N.O. here real soon.
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:18 AM   #26
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I'm not surprised that Tuna kept his thoughts from the press and fans. He never did like talking to them. Fortunately or unfortunately, our coach seems to be emmulating him.
After listening to some of our previous coaches talk to the media I am very happy with Paytons approach to the press.
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:21 PM   #27
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Welcome finfan. I can't wait for this game to see gw has for the wildcat.. As for this I can't wait to see Ricky play against his former team. Lol that woulD be fun..
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