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Personnel Review – Week 10 vs. New Orleans

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Offensive Personnel Groupings

Excluding penalties, the Seattle Seahawks ran 61 offensive plays out of three personnel groupings on Sunday.

GroupNamePassRunTotalPass%Run%
1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE"11"1652176.2%23.8%
2 RB, 3 WR"20"31475.0%25.0%
1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE"12"25113669.4%30.6%
Total 44176172.1%27.9%

Seahawks Passing on Sunday (By Personnel Grouping)

HasselbeckComAtt%YardsLGTDINTSacksYdsRating
"11"131681.3%122231000119.3
"20"2366.7%2915000097.9
"12"172568.0%21668000094.8
Total324472.7%367681000105
Seahawks Rushing on Sunday (By Personnel Grouping)
GroupAttYdsAvgLGTD
"11"5142.890
"12"11393.5170
“20”155.050
Total17583.4170

Seattle’s rushing totals include an 8-yard loss on a botched flea-flicker, and a 12-yard scramble by Matt Hasselbeck. Both were busted passing plays using “12” personnel.

Snap Counts (Offense)
PlayerPlaysTotal%
6-C.Whitehurst0610.0%
7-J.Losman0610.0%
8-M.Hasselbeck6161100.0%
11-D.Butler346155.7%
15-B.Stokley206132.8%
17-M.Williams386162.3%
20-J.Forsett296147.5%
24-M.Lynch276144.3%
33-L.Washington96114.8%
63-C.White0610.0%
65-C.Spencer6161100.0%
67-A.Barbre0610.0%
69-C.Pitts6161100.0%
75-S.Locklear6161100.0%
76-R.Okung6161100.0%
77-S.Andrews6161100.0%
78-T.Polumbus0610.0%
86-C.Baker366159.0%
87-B.Obomanu556190.2%
88-C.Morrah0610.0%
89-J.Carlson576193.4%

- Forsett was the single back on 19 of 2 plays run out of “11” personnel, and all four plays out of “20”.

- Lynch’s final snap came on his second fumble of the game, Seattle’s last offensive play in the 3rd quarter.

- Seven of Washington’s nine snaps came in the 4th quarter.

- Butler led all Seahawks’ receivers with 19 snaps out of “11” personnel, and was on the field for all four snaps in “20” personnel.

- All of Stokley’s 20 snaps were in the slot in Seattle’s 3-WR packages.

- Williams’ final snap came with just over 4 minutes to play in the 3rd quarter.

- Obomanu was in for every snap run out of “12” personnel, and led all Seahawks with 55 snaps on Sunday.

- Baker lined up outside an offensive tackle on 35 of his 36 snaps.

- Carlson was split wide or flexed off line of scrimmage on 8 of his 57 snaps. Carlson lined up in the backfield on 15 of 57 plays.

- Seattle used just one offensive line combination, their ninth of the season, on Sunday.Defensive Personnel Groupings

Excluding penalties, Seattle’s defense was on the field for 72 plays on Sunday.

PackagePassRunTotalPass%Run%
Base24285246.2%53.8%
Nickel505100.0%0.0%
Dime61785.7%14.3%
Bandit707100.0%0.0%
5*3*3101100.0%0.0%
Total43297259.7%40.3%

Against Seattle’s base defense, Drew Brees completed 14-of-24 pass attempts for 175 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions…Brees was 6-for-7 for 91 yards against the Seahawks’ “Bandit” package, converting 5-of-7 third down conversion attempts…Brees was 5-for-6 for 85 yards and a touchdown when Seattle was in “Dime”, 3-for-5 for 27 yards against “Nickel”, and 1-for-1 for 3 yards and a touchdown against Seattle’s short-yardage package.

New Orleans’ running backs gained 103 yards and a touchdown on 28 attempts when Seattle was in base defense, with the one run against the dime package gaining 9 yards.Defensive Player Snap Count

PlayerPlaysTotal%
21-K.Jennings707297.2%
23-M.Trufant127216.7%
27-J.Babineaux207227.8%
28-W.Thurmond597281.9%
29-E.Thomas7272100.0%
31-K.Chancellor6728.3%
34.R.Lewis167222.2%
36-L.Milloy7272100.0%
39-K.Cox0720.0%
51-L.Tatupu7272100.0%
52-M.McCoy0720.0%
54-W.Herring5726.9%
57-D.Hawthorne537273.6%
58-D.Davis2722.8%
59-A.Curry687294.4%
91-C.Clemons567277.8%
92-B.Mebane577279.2%
93-C.Terrill257234.7%
94-J.Siavii407255.6%
95-K.Balmer417256.9%
98-R.Brock317243.1%
99-J.Richardson157220.8%

- Jennings came off the field for two short-yardage plays, one of which was run out of base defense on the play after Marcus Trufant left the game with a concussion.

- Sunday wasn’t the first time Trufant didn’t finish a game this season, but his 12 snaps were a season-low.

- Babineaux logged snaps as a bigger cornerback in base and short-yardage defense, played the slot in Seattle’s “heavy” nickel and six-defensive back packages.

- Prior to entering the game for Trufant, Walter Thurmond made an appearance as a safety in “Bandit”.

- Despite getting dinged in the second quarter, Thomas played all 72 snaps on Sunday and tied a Seahawks rookie record with his fifth interception on Seattle’s final defensive play.

- Chancellor’s six snaps were all as a safety in “Bandit”.

- Lewis’ snaps were in nickel, dime, and “Bandit”.

- Herring’s snaps were all in nickel.

- Hawthorne’s snaps were in base and short-yardage defense.

- Davis picked up two snaps as the “Leo” end in the 2nd quarter.

- In addition to playing strong-side linebacker, Curry rushed the passer from defensive tackle in nickel and dime, and as the nose tackle in “Bandit”.

- 37 of Clemons’ 56 snaps were as the “Leo”, with the rest coming as defensive end in nickel, base, and “Bandit”.

- Mebane’s 57 snaps on Sunday were a season-high.

- 21 of Terrill’s 25 snaps were in base defense.

- Siavii played inside on 39 of his 40 snaps, with his other snap coming as the nose tackle in Seattle’s five-man line in short-yardage package.

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

- Brock was the “Leo” for 13 snaps, with the balance of his 31 snaps coming in nickel, dime, and “Bandit”.

- Richardson logged 12 snaps as the “5” technique, and got two snaps in nickel and played defensive end in the short-yardage package.

Brian McIntyre blogs daily about the NFL over at Mac's Football Blog. You can follow Brian on Twitter, and if you’d like to e-mail him, you can always do so by clicking here.
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