The wildcat is here to stay
It’s no secret that I hate trick plays. I’d rather see the Minnesota Vikings execute their offense well and demolish opposing defenses without needing to pull strange formations or unconventional plays out of the air.
However, head coach Mike Zimmer seems like he is willing to do some trickery this coming year. According to Courtney Cronin on Twitter, more trickery went into play during this padded practice with Dalvin Cook taking a direct snap in the red zone.
If this can give the team an advantage in short-yardage and goal-line situations, then it could be a great addition to the offense. But with a first-year offensive coordinator and an offensive line that hasn’t been able to mesh, this is a gamble.
Putting the ball in the hands of Dalvin Cook is rarely a bad thing. His speed and acceleration make him a threat to score any time he handles the pigskin. Hopefully, these practices will pay off if Minnesota does decide to break out some trickery.