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A few out-of-the-box ideas to improve the Florida Gators' red-zone offense

GAINESVILLE -- OK, by now we've all heard of the Thundercat Offense, the Florida Gators' offense this season which revolves around the unique talents of quarterback Tim Tebow. And, by now, we all realize that the Thundercat is great in the open field but pretty much stinks when it's in the red zone. In conference play, UF is opperating at a 30 percent success rate in converting red-zone chances into touchdowns. Well, Gator Clause has an offensive wrinkle that might help UF get the ball across the goal line.

UF should strongly consider (now, this is sarcasm, people, so don't get all freaking crazy on me) implementing the Doublecat Offense when it reaches the red zone. It's the next logical step. Line up Tim Tebow and Joe Haden side-by-side in the backfield and turn them lose. Haden can role right. Tebow can role left. Tebow can block for Haden. Haden can block for Tebow. Then, and this would throw everyone off, stick Tebow and John Brantley into the game at the same time.

OK, the Doublecat doesn't sound as intimidating as the Thundercat, but what about adding the old Notre Dame Box to the playbook for red-zone situations. Think about it: Tebow, Chris Rainey, Jeff Demps and Emmanuel Moody all on the field at the same time. OK, scratch that. UF only has one tight end. (Unless Riley Cooper can play tight end, which might actually work on a limited basis, but would probably get him killed in the process.) Oh well, guess Florida fans are left with the good ol' Thundercat and a bunch of field goals.



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