Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 Nov 2009

The Breakdown: Horse-Powered Offense

This week's Gameday play animation for the Washington Post details one variant of the Denver Broncos' "Wild Horses" formation. The play shown is based on Knowshon Moreno's 12-yard run against the Patriots in Week 5 -- the first time the Broncos broke out their own particular Wildcat. When Denver runs it, you'll see quarterback Kyle Orton motion from wide left to shotgun or under center from time to time. The Dolphins haven't tried that one yet.

Posted by: Doug Farrar on 14 Nov 2009

3 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2009, 12:57pm by Doug Farrar

Comments

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by c_f (not verified) :: Sat, 11/14/2009 - 5:15pm

"You're dangerous 'cause you're honest
You're dangerous, you don't know what you want..."

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by BigDerf :: Sat, 11/14/2009 - 5:56pm

Didn't the Dolphins use that motion to under center with pennington at some point last year?

I just feel like I've seen it.

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by Doug Farrar :: Sun, 11/15/2009 - 12:57pm

Not that I saw. Occasionally, they'd have Pennington slide in from wide right after the snap and after Ricky Williams took the sweep right. Williams would pitch the ball to Pennington, who would throw downfield to the flex guy. They hit the Texans for a touchdown off of that last year. But I remember seeing them trying it with Chad Henne last week, and Henne got blasted by Adalius Thomas.