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Personnel Review – Week 11 vs. Kansas City

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Offensive Personnel Groupings

Including kneel-downs, but excluding penalties, the Seattle Seahawks ran 51 offensive plays out of five personnel groupings on Sunday.

Group“”PassRunTotalPass%Run%
1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE"11"2252781.5%18.5%
1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE"12"1251770.6%29.4%
1 RB, 4 WR"10"101100.0%0.0%
1 RB, 1 WR, 3 TE"13"0220.0%100.0%
0 RB, 3 WR, 2 TE"02"404100.0%0.0%
Total 39125176.5%23.5%

Seahawks Passing on Sunday (By Personnel Grouping)

HasselbeckComAtt%YardsLGTDINTSacksSack YdRating
"11"102147.6%16587121-1150.8
"10"010.0%00000039.6
"12"71163.6%9652101-3121.8
"02"3475.0%210000086.5
Total203754.1%28287222-1474.4

- Hasselbeck was 12-of-18 for 218 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 1

st

down, but just 2-for-7 for 15 yards with a sack/fumble on 3

rd

down.

Seahawks Rushing on Sunday (By Personnel Grouping)

GroupAttYdsAvgLGTD
"13”242.040
"12"5163.260
“11”500.040
Total12201.760

- Seattle’s rushing totals include two kneel-downs out of “11” personnel.

- Four of the Seahawks’ first six plays were runs gaining 9 yards. Between the second and third quarters, Seattle ran 31 plays. Three were running plays.

- On first down, the Seahawks ran the ball 4 times for 19 yards.Snap Counts (Offense)

PlayerPlaysTotal%
6-C.Whitehurst0510.0%
7-J.Losman0510.0%
8-M.Hasselbeck5151100.0%
11-D.Butler335164.7%
15-B.Stokley335164.7%
20-J.Forsett285154.9%
24-M.Lynch165131.4%
33-L.Washington3515.9%
63-C.White0510.0%
64-M.Gibson5151100.0%
65-C.Spencer495196.1%
75-S.Locklear5151100.0%
76-R.Okung5151100.0%
77-S.Andrews5151100.0%
78-T.Polumbus2513.9%
81-G.Tate165131.4%
82-R.Martin1512.0%
86-C.Baker175133.3%
87-B.Obomanu505198.0%
88-C.Morrah85115.7%
89-J.Carlson505198.0%

- Of Forsett’s 28 snaps, 24 came as the lone back in “11” personnel.

- 14 of Lynch’s 16 snaps were as the lone back in “12” personnel.

- Washington’s three official snaps included the two kneel-downs. He was on the field in a “20” personnel package, but a timeout was called. Washington was not on the field for the play coming out of that timeout.

- Butler’s final snap was on a 2nd-and-6 play from Seattle’s 42-yard line. Butler dropped the pass, which was the 9th time he was targeted on Seattle’s 30th pass attempt.

- Stokley’s 33 snaps were his most as a Seahawk, and included a play out of a 2-WR personnel grouping for the first time this season.

- Tate essentially replaced Butler for Seattle’s final 14 offensive plays, including kneel-downs.

- Martin picked up a snap—his second of the season—spelling Obomanu on a 2nd-and-10 play from the Seattle 43-yard line in the 3rd quarter. Hasselbeck was sacked for a three-yard loss.

- Baker was the second tight end on 15 of 17 plays run out of “12” personnel, including the play Baker caught a 13-yard touchdown pass, his first with the Seahawks.

- Morrah picked up two snaps in “12” personnel, was the third tight end in “13” personnel, and the second tight end in Seattle’s 3-WR/2-TE package. Each play out of “02” personnel, Morrah was lined up wide to the right.

- Carlson lined up as a fullback on 8 of his 50 snaps, and was split wide twice.

- From left-to-right, the Okung-Gibson-Spencer-Andrews-Locklear line played 49 of the 51 snaps from center. This quintet had four snaps together prior to Sunday. Spencer appeared to injure his left knee on a screen pass on the final offensive series. Spencer was flagged for holding on the following play,  and limped off the field. Gibson replaced Spencer at center, the first snaps the former first-round pick from Ole Miss has missed this season. Tyler Polumbus (6-8, 300) stepped in at left guard for the two kneel-downs.Defensive Personnel Groupings

Including kneel-downs, and excluding penalties, Seattle’s defense was on the field for a season-high 80 plays on Sunday.

PackagePassRunTotalPass%Run%
Base21466731.3%68.7%
Nickel11250.0%50.0%
Dime909100.0%0.0%
Bandit101100.0%0.0%
5*3*30110.0%100.0%
Total32488040.0%60.0%

Excluding the two kneel-downs, Kansas City gained 245 yards on 44 attempts against Seattle’s base defense, including 31 yards on three Matt Cassel scrambles. Seattle’s short-yardage defense allowed the 1-yard touchdown plunge by Chiefs defensive end Shaun Smith, with the Chiefs gaining 27 yards on one run against Seattle’s nickel defense.

Seattle’s “Bandit” was used on a 3rd-and-6 play that gained 6 yards and a 1st down. Cassel completed 14-of-21 pass attempts for 169 yards with 4 touchdowns against Seattle’s base defense, 6-of-9 for 50 yards against Seattle’s dime defense, and 1-for-1 with 8 yards against the Seahawks’ nickel package.Defensive Player Snap Count

PlayerPlaysTotal%
21-K.Jennings798098.8%
23-M.Trufant638078.8%
27-J.Babineaux138016.3%
28-W.Thurmond168020.0%
29-E.Thomas8080100.0%
31-K.Chancellor1801.3%
34.R.Lewis108012.5%
36-L.Milloy8080100.0%
39-K.Cox0800.0%
51-L.Tatupu8080100.0%
52-M.McCoy0800.0%
54-W.Herring4805.0%
57-D.Hawthorne688085.0%
58-D.Davis0800.0%
59-A.Curry768095.0%
91-C.Clemons608075.0%
92-B.Mebane648080.0%
93-C.Terrill238028.8%
94-J.Siavii608075.0%
95-K.Balmer558068.8%
98-R.Brock348042.5%
99-J.Richardson148017.5%

- Jennings was in for all but the one short-yardage play.

- Trufant missed 17 plays in the first half with a left leg injury.

- Babineaux played in all defensive plays outside of base defense.

- Thurmond replaced Trufant at cornerback in base and dime defense in the first half.

- Thomas did not miss a snap and scored his 1st NFL touchdown after recovering a blocked punt.

- Seattle only ran one play out of “Bandit”, leading to Chancellor’s lowest p/t % since Week 4 against St. Louis.

- Lewis was an additional cornerback in dime and “Bandit”.

- Milloy appeared to get dinged on a 2nd-and-8 play from the Seattle 10-yard line on the final play of the 3rd quarter, but stayed in the game and played every defensive snap for the 3rd straight week.

- Tatupu appeared to injure his right ankle with 5 minutes to play in the 3rd quarter. Tatupu didn’t miss a snap, and played the fourth quarter with that ankle taped.

- Herring continued his role as one of the two nickel linebackers, and picked up two snaps in place of Aaron Curry in base defense in the 1st quarter.

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

- Curry played linebacker in base and short-yardage defense, the nose in “Bandit”, and defensive tackle in dime defense. He left the game briefly after being clipped by Chiefs tackle Barry Richardson.

- Clemons was the “Leo” on 45 of 67 base defense snaps. Brock was the “Leo” on 19 plays, with Brock and Clemons paired together on three base defense snaps.

- Balmer (54), Richardson (7), and Siavii (3) played the “5” technique end position.

- Siavii (56), Mebane (53), Terrill (22), and Richardson (3) played inside on base defense.

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