By now, most of us have witnessed the new craze in the NFL, started by none other then the Miami Dolphins - the Wildcat. The odd formation is a run heavy package that eliminates the need for a Wide Receiver…until now. With the new offseason under way, the Miami Dolphins are in depserate need of bringing in a Wide Receiver to add a new twist to the Wilcat formation. So who could it be?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ receiver is most likely departing from the bay city, but might not be leaving the state of Florida. Bryant fits the Dolphins’ ideal role for their receivers. Big, phyiscal, and consistent are all worthy values among the Dolphins organization, and considering that Bill Parcells has worked with Bryant before in Dallas, it appears that Bryant may just be moving down the state of Florida into the city of Miami.
Although he’s a bit older then some of the other receivers out on the market, Holt brings an experianced vet into the lockeroom and the film room, as well as a reliable option for Chad Pennington. But the big questions that surrounds Holt is if he can take on the #1 role. Holt is a high-character guy who would bring leadership to the Dolphins offense, and could help out the younger guys on the team. Considering that the Dolphins don’t rely on their receivers, Holt may be the perfect fit for two reasons. One being that he won’t need to make every play, and the second one being that Holt is a possession receiver who still can make the big plays - something that is lacking in the passing game down in Miami.
Of course, Marshall is the most talented receiver in this group, but the opportunities may be lacking in Miami. The Dolphins aren’t going to change from the Wildcat heavy offense to adapt to one guy, even if the guy is an All-Pro receiver. But if Marshall is willing to take over the #1 spot in Miami, the Dolphins would do all they can to find a way to add a new look to the already dangerous Wildcat formation. Although the move is unlikely, it’s something to ponder, especially if you think about how much more dangerous this already high-octane offense is without a true receiver.
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