I was watching this video and thinking that defensive coordinatiors are going to have their hands full with Pat White this year. Specifically, with Chad Pennington's arm strength limitations, I'm wondering if we'll be seeing more of him than expected. He throws a great deep ball, which will open up things for Teddy Ginn. He can obviously run, so good luck to CB's and Safeties in terms of providing both run/scramble support and covering Ginn deep. Then you have Ricky Williams as a consideration with an option pitch and you have to account for Ronnie Brown, with some of the best hands in the NFL among RB's, either going in motion or sliding out of the backfield. Then you have Fasano and Martin at TE to contend with, and add in Patrick Turner and the shiftiness of Bess/Camarillo.
The halfback option pass always seemed under used to me, and now with this wildcat, single wing formation or whatever you want to call it, I can see why the Fins made their move with White- it has to be the right guy running the show- Ronnie Brown wasn't it. Any defensive weaknesses can be exploited now and how do you cover everyone if the right guy can make the right calls, run and throw deep? And, as per the Bill Walsh single wing post from a day or so ago, White probably won't be in enough plays to get the crap beaten out of him, and Pennington gets to stay a bit fresher as well. And when Pennington is gone, the it's Henne and White doing the same thing, the main difference being that Henne can throw deep along with White. Good luck to opposing defenses, this is going to be interesting.