Seahawks Personnel Files: Week 1

Released and re-signed during the week, Seattle Seahawks defensive back Jordan Babineaux (left) snared an interception on one of his 48 official snaps on Sunday

Seahawks Personnel Usage

Offensive Personnel Groupings

The Seahawks ran 47 official offensive plays against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Below is a breakdown of how the coaching staff used personnel groupings and each player's individual snap counts.

"10" (1 RB, 4 WR, 0 TE) personnel was used on 1 play (pass)
"11" (1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE) personnel was used on 11 plays (6 passes, 5 runs)
"12" (1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE) personnel was used on 11 plays (5 passes, 6 runs)
"13" (1 RB, 1 WR, 3 TE) personnel was used on 6 plays (4 passes, 2 runs)
"20" (2 RB, 3 WR, 0 TE) personnel was used on 1 play (pass)
"21" (2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE) personnel was used on 9 plays (3 passes, 6 runs)
"22" (2 RB, 1 WR. 2 TE) personnel was used on 7 plays (4 passes, 3 runs)
"23" (2 RB, 0 WR, 3 TE) personnel was used on 1 play (Hasselbeck scramble for TD)

Offensive Line Snap Count

50 – Ben Hamilton – 33 of 47 at LG (70.2%)
60 – Max Unger – 47 of 47 at RG (100%)
64 – Mike Gibson – 14 of 47 at LG (29.8%)
65 – Chris Spencer – 47 of 47 at C (100%)
75 – Sean Locklear – 47 of 47 at RT (100%)
78 – Tyler Polumbus – 47 of 47 at LT (100%)

Offensive Skill Position Player Snap Count (by group)

8 – Matt Hasselbeck – 47 of 47 (100%)
20 – Justin Forsett – 25 of 47 (53.2%)
22 – Julius Jones – 14 of 47 (29.8%)
33 – Leon Washington – 9 of 47 (19.1%)
26 – Michael Robinson – 5 of 47 (10.6%)
32 – Quinton Ganther – 12 of 47 (25.5%)
11 – Deon Butler – 20 of 47 (42.6%)
17 – Mike Williams – 25 of 47 (53.2%)
83 – Deion Branch – 37 of 47 (78.7%)
87 – Ben Obomanu – 11 of 47 (23.4%)
86 – Chris Baker – 24 of 47 (51.1%)
88 – Cameron Morrah – 8 of 47 (17.0%)
89 – John Carlson – 45 of 47 (95.7%)

- After rarely using 2-TE sets during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, the Seahawks used at least two tight ends on 53.2% of their plays on Sunday.
- Seattle frequently had a tight end lined up next to Polumbus, and in the running game, would have two tight ends, or Ganther lined up as an h-back, on the right-side of the line.
- Carlson was split wide or "flexed" off the line of scrimmage on 9 of his 45 snaps.
- Branch was the one receiver in Seattle's 3-tight end groupings.
- Forsett and Jones were in the same backfield in the one play run out of "20" personnel.

Defensive Personnel Groupings

Seattle's defense was on the field for 66 official snaps against the 49ers on Sunday. Below is a breakdown of how the coaching staff used personnel groupings and each player's individual snap counts.

"Base" (4 DL, 3 LBs, 4 DBs) personnel was used on 33 plays (20 passes, 13 runs)
"Nickel" (4 DL, 2 LBs, 5 DBs) personnel was used on 5 plays (5 passes)
"Dime" (4 DL, 1 LB, 6 DBs) personnel was used on 12 plays (9 passes, 3 runs)
"3 DL, 2 LBs, 6 DBs" personnel were used on 12 plays (12 passes)
"5 DL, 3 LBs, 3 DBs" personnel were used on 4 plays (1 passes, 3 runs)

Defensive Line Snap Count

21 – Kelly Jennings – 62 of 66 (93.9%)
23 – Marcus Trufant – 64 of 66 (97%)
27 – Jordan Babineaux – 48 of 66 (72.7%)
28 – Walter Thurmond – 7 of 66 (10.6%)
29 – Earl Thomas – 66 of 66 (100%)
31 – Kam Chancellor – 4 of 66 (6.1%)
34 – Roy Lewis – 22 of 66 (33.3%)
36 – Lawyer Milloy – 40 of 66 (60.6%)
51 – Lofa Tatupu – 66 of 66 (100%)
54 – Will Herring – 22 of 66 (33.3%)
57 – David Hawthorne – 33 of 66 (50%)
58 – Dexter Davis – 13 of 66 (19.7%)
59 – Aaron Curry – 63 of 66 (95.5%)
79 – Red Bryant – 36 of 66 (54.5%)
90 – Colin Cole – 27 of 66 (40.9%)
91 – Chris Clemons – 48 of 66 (72.7%)
92 – Brandon Mebane – 42 of 66 (63.6%)
94 – Junior Siavii – 14 of 66 (21.2%)
95 – Kentwan Balmer – 13 of 66 (19.7%)
98 – Raheem Brock – 36 of 66 (54.5%)

- Thurmond replaced Roy Lewis in six-DBs packages late in the 4th quarter.
- Chancellor made his debut as a "Rover" in six-DBs packages, and as strong safety near the goal-line when Milloy briefly left the game in the first half.
- Babineaux's increased playing time was also due to Milloy's minor injury, picking up 15 plays as a safety in base personnel.
- Herring was the nickel linebacker next to Tatupu, while Hawthorne's playing-time was limited to base and goal-line situations.
- Curry split his time at linebacker (36) and defensive end (27) in nickel and dime packages.
- Balmer's reps all came in base personnel, splitting time at the "5" technique end (6 snaps) and "3" technique tackle (7).
- Signed last week, Brock had reps at the "Leo" end position (7), defensive tackle in nickel (5) and dime (12) packages, and at the nose in Seattle's 3-man fronts (12).

In addition to writing for NorthwestFootball.net, Brian McIntyre blogs daily 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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