For those that did not see the game, Denver's personnel included a single back (Moreno), I think two TE's, and 2 WR's. Denver lines up with Moreno at the typical tailback spot - 5 yards behind the center, Orton lines up out wide. At this point, Moreno either takes the direct snap and runs (typically off guard), or Orton motions back in and takes the snap from under center.
I'm not seeing the real benefit to starting the play out with Orton split out wide - I'm not sure what the real benefit is.
It seems to me that the wildcat works because it takes advantage of the dolphins having both Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams on the field - They can gash up the middle (RBrown), or turn it out wide (RWilliams) pretty easily, and that puts quite a bit of pressure on the LB's, especially when coupled with the possibility that Brown could also throw the ball.
What Denver is doing is different though...I don't think it puts nearly as much pressure on the D to react, because once Orton is under center, the D has plenty of time to adjust.
I speculate that there are twp possible benefits -
Anyone else see anything different?