Hiding the Wildcat - good idea?
So, we want to hide our Wildcat for the season opener, figuring that we will "surprise" Buffalo with it. This will take away precious preparation time while Buffalo has to spend time game planning for some plays one one has seen. Am I the only one who sees some problems with this?
I understand playing a vanilla offense, but are we so proficient with this in practice, that we'll just roll it out to great success in the season opener? Doesn't this take away practice time from our "regular" offense, which by the way, we seem to need as much help with as we can get? Isn't Buffalo in the same division as Miami and haven't they seen what it looks like there - playing them 2 times a year? I understand that the Tebow throwing element is added, but how different are the formations likely to be? Is it going to be a big surprise when Tebow takes the field as to what is about to happen? Isn't it at all possible and probably likely, that Buffalo will bring in an offensive player we drop next week to get a heads up on what we have been practicing? Wouldn't running a few vanilla Wildcat plays actually have given Buffalo more to think about?
I just don't get it. We run out the clock with over a minute left in the half and 3 TO's left, instead of practicing the 2 minute offense. We don't show the Wildcat at all. I think this is a case where we are outsmarting ourselves. You can practice something all you want, but game conditions are different. Is this really going to be such a big surprise? I think we're setting this up to be a big fail. I sincerely hope I'm wrong.