Originally Posted by carlito1171
No tape on the Tebow Package: Now before we all go ahead and say "but everyone knows what the wildcat is" and blah blah blah, I think Sporano has tricks up his sleeve for this wildcat 2.0. I think we will see Sanchez and Tebow on the field at the same time and being a part of the play (in the Brad Smith wildcat, Sanchez was just dead weight on the field), and I also think Tebow will be lined up in different spots. That explains why Sanchez has hinted him and Tebow will be on the field at the same time, his confidence that "everything will be fine", and The whole org taking the NE approach and being so tightlipped about it. If Sporano can get creative, Teams will be baffled and there will be little tape to game plan for whatever this wildcat 2.0 looks like.
That's basically the defininition of the wildcat. The QB and the player running the wildcat are on the field at the same time. The QB lines up as a WR (thus negating the "extra blocker" argument that people who don't understand football often make whan supporting the wildcat). That prevents defenses from being able to substitute when they see the "wildcat" player enter the game. If the defense can have their wildcat personnel package sitting on the sideline waiting for Tebow, or whoever you have running the wildcat package, to come in - they can easily substitute to offset it. That's why a RB or WR typically runs the wildcat. The Dolphins and Jets ran the wildcat with some success because Ronnie Brown and Brad Smith were on the field anyway, and they lined up against the other teams base defense.
If the wildcat is to be effective with Tebow running it, then Tebow and Sanchez are going to have to be on the field together quite often in "non-wildcat" situations. Otherwise, alarms will go off and the defense will simply substitute their own wildcat package every time they see Tebow come on the field.