Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 6/10/13
I was going through my notes to see when we reallystarted talking about one of the latest trends to the NFL and you will beinterested to know that not so long ago - as late 2008 - we as football fansassociated 2 tight ends on the field as a running posture, formation, andpersonnel group. This is because the NFL did, too.The Cowboys had their elite 1 tight end in the form of the greatJason Witten, and that seemed to lock down that spot rather comfortably fromthe first draft of the new Bill Parcells regime. The premise of puttingmultiple tight ends on the field at the same time was a great way to cause massconfusion down on the goal-line when the defense adjusted to your personnelsubstitutions by sitting on the run, only to have your QB pull the ball backand then lob it to your blocking tight end who is standing all alone in theshadow of the goal post. It was sound tactically to assume that a manwho was a blocker was always going to block. Remember, what is nowbasic football, was s...
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