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Personnel Review – Week 14 vs. Atlanta

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Offensive Personnel Groupings

Excluding penalties, the Seahawks ran 56 offensive plays out of 8 personnel groupings against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

GroupNamePassRunTotalPass%Run%
1 RB, 4 WR"10"101100.0%0.0%
1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE"11"1321586.7%13.3%
1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE"12"881650.0%50.0%
1 RB, 1 WR, 3 TE"13"12333.3%66.7%
2 RB, 3 WR"20"32560.0%40.0%
2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE"21"52771.4%28.6%
2 RB, 1 WR, 2 TE"22"43757.1%42.9%
2 RB, 3 TE"23"0220.0%100.0%
Total 35215662.5%37.5%
Seahawks Passing on Sunday (By Personnel Grouping)

Combined, Seahawks completed 18-of-33 pass attempts for 154 yards with 2 interceptions and 2 sacks for -11 yards. Below is a breakdown of how each quarterback did, by personnel group:

HasselbeckComAtt%YardsLGTDINTSacksSYDRating
"10"010.0%0001000.0
"11"33100.0%1911000093.1
"12"5771.4%4417000087.8
"20"1250.0%50000056.3
"21"1250.0%33000056.3
"22"020.0%00011-40.0
Total101758.8%7117021-428.9
WhitehurstComAtt%YardsLGTDINTSacksSYDRating
"11"4944.4%248001-751.6
"12"010.0%00000039.6
"13"11100.0%17170000118.8
"20"11100.0%44000083.3
"21"1333.3%77000042.4
"22"11100.0%31310000118.8
Total81650.0%8331001-765.4
Seahawks Rushing on Sunday (By Personnel Grouping)
GroupAttYdsAvgTDLG
"11"294.506
"12"8465.8014
"13"2115.506
"20"2126.009
"21"221.002
"22"393.006
"23"221.021
Totals21914.3214

Both runs out of “13” personnel were scrambles by quarterbacks Hasselbeck and Whitehurst, who had additional scrambles out of “11” (3 yards) and “23” personnel, on which he scored a 1-yard touchdown…With a lead-blocker, Marshawn Lynch had 5 carries for 14 yards and a touchdown. In single-back sets, Lynch had 7 carries for 46 yards.

Snap Counts (Offense)
PlayerPlaysTotal%
6-C.Whitehurst245642.9%
7-J.Losman0560.0%
8-M.Hasselbeck325657.1%
15-B.Stokley205635.7%
17-M.Williams495687.5%
20-J.Forsett165628.6%
24-M.Lynch295651.8%
26-M.Robinson205635.7%
33-L.Washington125621.4%
63-C.White2563.6%
64-M.Gibson5656100.0%
65-C.Spencer5656100.0%
69-C.Pitts5656100.0%
75-S.Locklear5656100.0%
76-R.Okung5656100.0%
78-T.Polumbus0560.0%
81-G.Tate0560.0%
82-R.Martin3565.4%
87-B.Obomanu485685.7%
86-C.Baker175630.4%
88-C.Morrah275648.2%
89-J.Carlson375666.1%

- Ten of Forsett’s 16 snaps were as the single back in 3+ WR packages.

- Lynch was the single-back in Seattle’s one back/three tight end grouping.

- Ten of Washington’s 12 snaps were in the fourth quarter, including as the single-back in “11” personnel on Seattle’s final seven offensive plays.

- All of Stokley’s snaps were in three- and four-wide receiver personnel groups.

- Williams led Seahawks receivers in playing-time, missing only the short-yardage plays and five plays run out of “22” personnel.

- Tate was active, but did not play.

- Martin received snaps in “20” and “10” personnel, as well as one snap out of “12”.

- Obomanu was in for all plays run out of “10”, “20”, “11”, and “21” personnel.

- Baker was the single tight end on six of the 7 plays using “21” personnel.

- Morrah was in for all plays run out of “12” and “22”, and was flexed off the line of scrimmage on three of his 27 plays.

- Carlson was the tight end in all plays run out of “11” personnel, and paired with Morrah in the 16 plays using “12” personnel. 23 of Carlson’s 37 snaps came during the second half.

- Despite dressing only seven offensive linemen, Seattle used back-up center/guard Chris White as an h-back/tight end on two short-yardage plays.Defensive Personnel Groupings

Excluding penalties, and including kneel-downs, the Falcons ran 73 offensive plays on Sunday.

PackagePassRunTotalPass%Run%
Base14324630.4%69.6%
Nickel1431782.4%17.6%
3*2*6821080.0%20.0%
Total36377349.3%50.7%

Excluding the three kneel-downs, Seattle’s base defense limited the Falcons to 88 yards on 29 carries, a 3.0 yard per carry average. Atlanta gained 13 yards on five attempts against Seattle’s five- and six-defensive back defenses.

Matt Ryan completed 8-of-14 pass attempts for 70 yards and a touchdown against Seattle’s base defense. When Seattle went with their nickel defense, Ryan was 6-of-13 for 42 yards and a 5-yard touchdown. Raheem Brock’s quarterback sack, on which he was flagged for a facemask penalty, occurred when Seattle was in nickel defense. Against Seattle’s three-man line/six-defensive back package, Ryan was 6-of-8 for 62 yards, with a 24-yard touchdown and Jordan Babineaux’s interception.Defensive Player Snap Count

PlayerPlaysTotal%
21-K.Jennings677391.8%
23-M.Trufant397353.4%
27-J.Babineaux377350.7%
29-E.Thomas7373100.0%
31-K.Chancellor107313.7%
34.R.Lewis0730.0%
36-L.Milloy7373100.0%
39-K.Cox307341.1%
51-L.Tatupu657389.0%
52-M.McCoy3734.1%
54-W.Herring327343.8%
57-D.Hawthorne467363.0%
58-D.Davis2732.7%
59-A.Curry687393.2%
90-C.Cole457361.6%
91-C.Clemons537372.6%
92-B.Mebane507368.5%
93-C.Terrill187324.7%
94-J.Siavii237331.5%
95-K.Balmer247332.9%
98-R.Brock457361.6%

- Jennings was in for all but six plays on base defense where he was replaced with Babineaux when the Falcons used “22” personnel.

- Trufant played the first 39 snaps before exiting with back spasms.

- With his brother and family in town, Babineaux covered the slot receiver in five- and six-defensive back packages, and logged 10 snaps as a bigger cornerback in base defense.

- Thomas and Milloy once again logged every defensive snap.

- Chancellor had primarily played in “Bandit” this season, but was the team’s sixth defensive back on Sunday.

- Tatupu was replaced at middle linebacker in base defense by David Hawthorne midway through the fourth quarter, but came back on the field when Seattle was in nickel.

- McCoy was on the field for the three kneel-downs, the first defensive snaps the team’s leader in special teams tackles has received this season.

- Herring received extended action in Seattle’s nickel and six-defensive back packages, as well as the weak-side linebacker for a handful of fourth-quarter snaps in base defense.

- Hawthorne’s snaps were limited to base defense.

- Davis picked up a pair of snaps in place of Clemons in nickel and Seattle’s six-defensive back package on Atlanta’s final drive of the first half.

- Curry played strong-side linebacker in base, the nose on 6 of the 10 snaps out of the six-defensive backs look, and 16 snaps on the four-man line in nickel defense.

- 44 of Cole’s 45 snaps were as the nose in base defense.

- Clemons was the “Leo” on 28 snaps, with Brock picking up the additional 18 snaps in base defense.

- 31 of Mebane’s 50 snaps were in base, 15 were in nickel, and 4 were as the nose on the three-man line in the six-defensive back package.

- 17 of Terrill’s snaps were in base defense, with 15 coming as the “3” technique next to Cole.

- Siavii opened the game as the starter at the “5” technique, where he and Balmer each logged 23 snaps.

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