Sports Illustrated's Nunyo Demasio talked to Bill Parcells -- and Seahawks pro personnel director Will Lewis -- about a resurgence in two-tight-end sets. The story is here. The Seahawks are heading in the opposite direction thanks in part to injuries. Jerramy Stevens is out, Itula Mili is hurting and ex-Hawk Ryan Hannam is giving Parcells' Cowboys depth at the position. The Seahawks are giving the first-team reps to Will Heller this week. He'll probably start Sunday. Can you say spread formation?
I counted five plays in Seattle's first two games when the Seahawks went with a traditional two-TE set (one tight end on each end of the line). There might have been other plays when there were two tight ends on the field, lined up elsewhere.
Anyway, the five plays in question produced two rushing plays for gains of two, minus-2 and four yards (all by Shaun Alexander), and a pass completion of 13 yards (Darrell Jackson). The fifth play was an intereption on a pass to Mili against Arizona.