Seahawks Personnel Files: Week 2

Seahawks Personnel Files: Week 2

Seattle Seahawks veteran guards Ben Hamilton and Stacy Andrews started and played the entire game on Sunday

Seahawks Personnel Usage

Offensive Personnel Groupings

The Seahawks ran 56 official offensive plays against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Below is a breakdown of how the coaching staff used personnel groupings and each player's individual snap counts.

"01" (0 RB, 4 WR, 1 TE) personnel was used on 1 play (pass)
"11" (1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE) personnel was used on 34 plays (23 passes, 11 runs)
"12" (1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE) personnel was used on 5 plays (3 passes, 2 runs)
"21" (2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE) personnel was used on 15 plays (9 passes, 6 runs)
"22" (2 RB, 1 WR. 2 TE) personnel was used on 1 play (run)

Offensive Line Snap Count

50 – Ben Hamilton – 56 of 56 at LG (100%)
65 – Chris Spencer –56 of 56 at C (100%)
75 – Sean Locklear – 56 of 56 at RT (100%)
77 – Stacy Andrews – 56 of 56 at RG (100%)
78 – Tyler Polumbus – 56 of 56 at LT (100%)

Offensive Skill Position Player Snap Count (by group)

8 – Matt Hasselbeck – 56 of 56 (100%)
20 – Justin Forsett – 26 of 56 (46.4%)
22 – Julius Jones – 16 of 56 (28.6%)
33 – Leon Washington – 13 of 56 (23.3%)
26 – Michael Robinson – 9 of 56 (16.1%)
32 – Quinton Ganther – 7 of 56 (12.5%)
11 – Deon Butler – 28 of 56 (50%)
17 – Mike Williams – 37 of 56 (66.1%)
81 - Golden Tate 16 of 56 (28.6%)
83 – Deion Branch – 52 of 56 (92.9%)
87 – Ben Obomanu – 15 of 56 (26.8%)
86 – Chris Baker – 9 of 56 (16.1%)
88 – Cameron Morrah – DNP
89 – John Carlson – 53 of 56 (94.6%)

- One week after using 2-TEs on 53.2% of the offensive snaps, the Seahawks, who only dressed two tight ends, used multiple tight ends on 10.7% of the offensive plays in the same stadium where Jeremy Bates learned to use 2-TE sets with increased frequency.
- Tate made his NFL debut 7 plays into the game. Tate motioned to the backfield in Seattle's four wide receiver and one tight end personnel grouping.
- Seattle's hybrid running backs Robinson (2) and Ganther (1) were split wide on three occasions, including the game's opening play. (An incomplete pass that appeared to be tipped at the line by Jason Hunter)

Defensive Personnel Groupings

Seattle's defense was on the field for 74 official snaps against the Broncos 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 52 plays (22 passes, 30 runs)
"Dime" (4 DL, 1 LB, 6 DBs) personnel was used on 9 plays (8 passes, 1 run)
"3 DL, 2 LBs, 6 DBs" personnel were used on 6 plays (5 passes, 1 run)
"5 DL, 3 LBs, 3 DBs" personnel were used on 7 plays (1 pass, 6 runs)

Defensive Line Snap Count

21 – Kelly Jennings – 67 of 74 (90.5%)
23 – Marcus Trufant – 69 of 74 (93.2%)
27 – Jordan Babineaux – 22 of 74 (29.7%)
28 – Walter Thurmond – 0 of 74 (0%)
29 – Earl Thomas – 74 of 74 (100%)
31 – Kam Chancellor – 0 of 74 (0%)
34 – Roy Lewis – 15 of 74 (20.3%)
36 – Lawyer Milloy – 72 of 74 (97.3%)
51 – Lofa Tatupu – 74 of 74 (100%)
54 – Will Herring – 9 of 74 (12.2%)
57 – David Hawthorne – 59 of 74 (79.7%)
58 – Dexter Davis – 5 of 74 (6.8%)
59 – Aaron Curry – 70 of 74 (94.6%)
79 – Red Bryant – 55 of 74 (74.3%)
90 – Colin Cole – 46 of 74 (62.2%)
91 – Chris Clemons – 47 of 74 (63.5%)
92 – Brandon Mebane – 54 of 74 (73.0%)
94 – Junior Siavii – 23 of 74 (31.1%)
95 – Kentwan Balmer – 25 of 74 (33.8%)
98 – Raheem Brock – 28 of 74 (37.8%)

- Bryant logged 50 snaps at defensive end, either in base (43) or in Seattle's 5-man front (7) in short-yardage situations. Bryant added 5 snaps at defensive tackle in dime (4) and base (1) packages.
- Balmer got nine snaps at the "5" technique and nine snaps at the "3" technique in base personnel. Balmer's remaining snaps came at end in short-yardage situations.
- Clemons (32), Brock (16), and Davis (4) were the "Leo" defensive ends.
- Brock had 12 snaps at defensive tackle when Seattle used six defensive backs.
- Seattle used a three-man defensive line on a 3rd-and-goal from the 1-yard line, with Brock playing the nose and Curry and Clemons flanking him. Denver could've scored from 10-yards out on the play.
- In addition to being the second linebacker in Seattle's three down lineman/six defensive back personnel, Herring picked up three snaps in place of a dinged up Aaron Curry in base personnel.
- Curry had 56 snaps at linebacker in base/short-yardage defense, and 14 snaps at end in the two dime packages.
- Seattle used it's short-yardage package 7 times, including 5 times from their own 1-yard line. Babineaux and Thomas were in for all seven plays, but when there was more field to protect, Trufant replaced Milloy in the defensive backfield.

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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