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Personnel Review – Week 13 vs. San Francisco

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Offensive Personnel Groupings

Excluding penalties, the Seahawks ran 65 offensive plays out of 7 personnel groupings on Sunday.

GroupNamePassRunTotalPass%Run%
1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE"11"1652176.2%23.8%
2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE"21"871553.3%46.7%
2 RB, 3 WR"20"22450.0%50.0%
1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE"12"1261866.7%33.3%
2 RB, 1 WR, 2 TE"22"303100.0%0.0%
1 RB, 4 WR"10"101100.0%0.0%
1 RB, 1 WR, 3 TE"13"12333.3%66.7%
Total 43226566.2%33.8%

Seattle used at least two tight ends on 24 of 65 (36.9%) plays on Sunday. The last 14 plays of the game were run out of “11” personnel, with the last nine using the same running back (Leon Washington), tight end (John Carlson) and wide receivers (Deon Butler, Golden Tate, and Ruvell Martin).

The one “Wildcat” play from Sunday, a 15-yard run by Michael Robinson, was out of “11” personnel, which Seattle used on eight of ten third-down conversion attempts.

Seahawks Passing on Sunday (By Personnel Grouping)

HasselbeckComAtt%YardsLGTDINTSacksSack YdRating
"10"010.0%0001000.0
"11"91560.0%9136111-871.8
"12"81266.7%6415110072.9
"13"010.0%00000039.6
"20"1250.0%120000068.8
"21"6875.0%9543010074.5
"22"33100.0%2312000098.6
Total274264.3%28543241-860.2
Seahawks Rushing on Sunday (By Personnel Grouping)
GroupAttYdsAvgTDLG
"11"5234.6015
"12"681.303
"13"252.505
"20"273.504
"21"7415.9017
Totals22843.8017

With Robinson as lead-blocker, Marshawn Lynch ran for 24 yards on 5 carries (4.8 per). The other running play with Robinson as lead-blocker gained 1 yard, with Robinson picking up 18 yards on two fullback gives, and Leon Washington gaining 5 yards on a misdirection play.

Snap Counts (Offense)
PlayerPlaysTotal%
6-C.Whitehurst0650.0%
7-J.Losman0650.0%
8-M.Hasselbeck6565100.0%
11-D.Butler546583.1%
15-B.Stokley196529.2%
20-J.Forsett166524.6%
24-M.Lynch356553.8%
26-M.Robinson226533.8%
33-L.Washington146521.5%
63-C.White0650.0%
64-M.Gibson6565100.0%
65-C.Spencer6565100.0%
75-S.Locklear6565100.0%
76-R.Okung6565100.0%
77-S.Andrews6565100.0%
78-T.Polumbus0650.0%
81-G.Tate306546.2%
82-R.Martin486573.8%
86-C.Baker286543.1%
88-C.Morrah316547.7%
89-J.Carlson286543.1%

- Seattle used the same offensive line for the duration of Sunday’s game.

- Justin Forsett’s snaps were largely on plays where Seattle had 3+ WRs on the field. (13 of 16)

- Lynch was in the backfield on 22 of the 24 plays Seattle had 2+ TEs o the field.

- 10 of Washington’s 14 snaps were in 3+-WR packages.

- In what was likely his final game of the 2010 season, Butler logged 54 snaps for a second consecutive, playing in all of Seattle’s snaps with 3+ wide receivers on the field.

- Brandon Stokley last play was the fade pass intended for him that was intercepted by Nate Clements at the 10:30 mark of the 3rd quarter.

- Golden Tate logged 30 snaps for the second straight week, and fourth time this season.

- Active for just the third time in five weeks, Ruvell Martin was second among Seahawks’ receivers with 48 snaps. He had played two snaps for the team earlier this season.

- John Carlson missed last week’s game with a hip flexor, but was able to go this week. Seattle used him primarily in “11” personnel (16 of 28 snaps), with Chris Baker and Cameron Morrah getting the majority of the majority of the playing time in 2-TE and “regular”, i.e., “21” personnel.Defensive Personnel Groupings

Excluding penalties, Seattle’s defense was on the field for 56 plays on Sunday, primarily using a base defense.

PackagePassRunTotalPass%Run%
Base16264238.1%61.9%
Nickel505100.0%0.0%
Dime606100.0%0.0%
Bandit21366.7%33.3%
Total29275651.8%48.2%

Against Seattle’s base defense, Alex Smith completed 7-of-15 pass attempts for 59 yards and the 42-yard touchdown to Vernon Davis. Chris Clemons’ sack came out of base personnel. Seattle’s nickel defense gave up three completions in five attempts for 22 yards, including Josh Morgan’s 15-yard touchdown catch-and-run.

Seattle’s six- and seven-defensive back packages did not fare well on Sunday. Aaron Curry’s sack came as a defensive tackle in “Dime”, but on the other five snaps, Smith went 5-for-5 for 131 yards and a touchdown. When Seattle was in “Bandit”, Smith completed two passes for 43 yards.

Excluding kneel-downs, Seattle’s base defense allowed 92 yards on 24 carriesDefensive Player Snap Count

PlayerPlaysTotal%
21-K.Jennings455680.4%
23-M.Trufant5656100.0%
27-J.Babineaux225639.3%
28-W.Thurmond1561.8%
29-E.Thomas5656100.0%
31-K.Chancellor3565.4%
34.R.Lewis115619.6%
36-L.Milloy5656100.0%
39-K.Cox0560.0%
51-L.Tatupu5656100.0%
52-M.McCoy0560.0%
54-W.Herring5568.9%
57-D.Hawthorne425675.0%
58-D.Davis5568.9%
59-A.Curry485685.7%
90-C.Cole315655.4%
91-C.Clemons425675.0%
92-B.Mebane455680.4%
93-C.Terrill245642.9%
94-J.Siavii95616.1%
95-K.Balmer285650.0%
98-R.Brock255644.6%

- When the 49ers used a 2RB/2TE personnel grouping, Seattle would use a “heavy” base package, with Jordan Babineaux replacing Kelly Jennings at cornerback. Seven of those 11 snaps were in the fourth quarter, including the two kneel-downs.

- Depending on the 49ers’ personnel, Babineaux and Roy Lewis split time in Seattle’s “Nickel” defense.

- Walter Thurmond picked up one snap in “Dime”, replacing Lewis in the slot on Brian Westbrook’s 62-yard touchdown catch-and-run.

- Will Herring continues to work alongside Lofa Tatupu in Seattle’s “Nickel” package.

- Dexter Davis picked up five snaps as the “Leo” in base defense in the fourth quarter. The seventh-round pick hadn’t appeared on defense since the New Orleans game.

- In addition to 42 snaps in base defense, Aaron Curry picked up six snaps as an inside pass-rusher in “Nickel” and “Dime” defense.

- 30 of Colin Cole’s 31 snaps were in base defense.

- Chris Clemons was the “Leo” in base defense on 26 of his 42 snaps.

- Brandon Mebane played all but 11 snaps in base defense on Sunday.

- Craig Terrill’s 24 snaps were primarily split as the nose (9) or “3” technique (11) in base defense.

- When Cole was sidelined, Junior Siavii averaged 43.6 snaps per game. On Sunday, Siavii logged just 9 snaps, all of which coming as the “5” technique end in base defense.

- 25 of Kentwan Balmer’s 28 snaps were as the “5” technique end in base defense.

- Raheem Brock was the “Leo” on 9 snaps. Brock and Clemons were paired together in base defense on two third-down plays. (SF was 0-for-2 on those conversion attempts)

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