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Brad Smith Is NOT Running the Wildcat

A quarterback running the ball? Why, I do say.

Whether through ignorance, a desire to sound "with it," or some misguided notion that NFL fans live in a bubble where high-school and college football don't exist, game announcers and various other outlets that should know better have been saying that Jets plays featuring Brad Smith at quarterback are run out of the "Wildcat formation." If you want to know what the innovative "Wildcat formation" actually is, watch the Dolphins or click here. To see Brad Smith subbing for Mark Sanchez and running the ball from the quarterback position out of standard formations — to see the same kind of plays that are and have been common in high schools and universities across America more or less since football was invented — watch the Jets.

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