Seahawks Personnel Files: Week 4

NorthwestFootball.net
Posted Oct 4, 2010


Seattle Seahawks first-round offensive tackle Russell Okung (left) made his NFL debut on Sunday

Offense Personnel Groupings

Including a fake field goal, the Seattle Seahawks ran 65 official offensive plays against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. Below is a breakdown of how the Seahawks used personnel groupings, followed by each player’s individual snap counts.

“10” (1 RB, 4WR, 0 TE) personnel was used on 2 plays (2 passes)
“11” (1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE) personnel was used on 20 plays (16 passes, 4 runs)
“12” (1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE) personnel was used on 22 plays (11 passes, 11 runs)
“20” (2 RB, 3 WR) personnel was used on 3 plays (3 passes)
“21” (2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE) personnel was used on 6 plays (2 passes, 4 runs)
“22” (2 RB, 1 WR, 2 TE) personnel was used on 11 plays (7 passes, 4 runs)
Fake Field Goal (1 run)

Seattle used two-tight end sets on 33 of 64 (51.6%) of their standard offensive snaps on Sunday.

Offensive Line Snap Count

76 – Russell Okung – 27 of 64 (42.2%) at LT
78 – Tyler Polumbus –37 of 64 (57.8%) at LT; 27 of 64 (42.2%) at RT
50 – Ben Hamilton – 64 of 64 (100.0%) at LG
65 – Chris Spencer - 64 of 64 (100.0%) at C
77 – Stacy Andrews – 64 of 64 (100.0%) at RG
75 – Sean Locklear – 37 of 64 (57.8%) at RT

- Offensive line snaps do not include the fake field goal attempt.

Offensive Participation Count

8 – Matt Hasselbeck – 64 of 65 (98.5%)
9 – Jon Ryan – 1 of 65 (1.5%)
10 – Olindo Mare – 1 of 65 (1.5%)
11 – Deon Butler – 26 of 65 (40.0%)
15 – Brandon Stokley – 20 of 65 (30.8%)
17 – Mike Williams – 38 of 65 (58.5%)
20 – Justin Forsett – 57 of 65 (87.7%)
26 – Michael Robinson – 17 of 65 (26.2%)
33 – Leon Washington – 10 of 65 (15.4%)
49 – Clint Gresham – 1 of 65 (1.5%)
50 – Ben Hamilton – 65 of 65 (100.0%)
64 – Mike Gibson – 1 of 65 (1.5%)
65 – Chris Spencer – 1 of 65 (1.5%)
75 – Sean Locklear – 38 of 65 (58.5%)
76 – Russell Okung – 27 of 65 (41.5%)
77 – Stacy Andrews – 65 of 65 (100.0%)
78 – Tyler Polumbus – 65 of 65 (100.0%)
81 – Golden Tate – 15 of 65 (23.1%)
83 – Deion Branch – 45 of 65 (69.2%)
86 – Chris Baker – 33 of 65 (50.8%)
88 – Cameron Morrah - 2 of 65 (3.1% )
89 – John Carlson – 59 of 65 (90.8%)

- Forsett and Washington were in the same backfield on three plays.
- Butler was the lone WR in Seattle’s single receiver packages.
- All of Stokley’s snaps were in 3+ WR packages, including when Seattle used 4-WR, replacing Butler in that grouping. Stokley lined up in the slot on 19 of his 20 snaps.
- Williams and Branch were the receivers in “21”, i.e. “Regular” personnel.
- Carlson was split wide or “flexed” off the line of scrimmage on 19 of 58 (32.8%) offensive snaps.

Defensive Personnel Groupings

Seattle’s defense was on the field for 73 official snaps against the Rams 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 48 plays (26 passes, 22 runs)
“Nickel” (4 DL, 2 LBs, 5 DBs) personnel was used on 13 plays (11 passes, 2 runs)
“Dime” (4 DL, 1 LB, 6 DBs) personnel was used on 11 plays (11 passes)
“3 DL, 2 LBs, 6 DBs” personnel were used on 1 play (pass)

- The Seahawks were caught with 10 players on the field on one play out of “Base” personnel on the Rams’ second offensive series. David Hawthorne broke up a Sam Bradford-to-Mark Clayton pass.

Defensive Participation Count

21 – Kelly Jennings – 73 of 73 (100.0%)
23 – Marcus Trufant – 73 of 73 (100.0%)
27 – Jordan Babineaux – 12 of 73 (16.4%)
29 – Earl Thomas – 73 of 73 (100.0%)
34 – Roy Lewis – 25 of 73 (34.2%)
36 – Lawyer Milloy – 73 of 73 (100.0%)
51 – Lofa Tatupu – 73 of 73 (100.0%)
54 – Will Herring – 14 of 73 (19.2%)
57 – David Hawthorne - 48 of 73 (65.8%)
58 – Dexter Davis – 4 of 73 (5.5%)
59 – Aaron Curry – 49 of 73 (67.1%)
79 – Red Bryant – 56 of 73 (76.7%)
90 – Colin Cole – 43 of 73 (58.9%)
91 – Chris Clemons – 60 of 73 (82.2%)
92 – Brandon Mebane – 53 of 73 (72.6%)
94 – Junior Siavii – 11 of 73 (15.1%)
95 – Kentwan Balmer – 24 of 73 (32.9%)
98 – Raheem Brock – 38 of 73 (52.1%)

- One week after seeing extensive action in base personnel, rookie cornerback Walter Thurmond dressed, but did not play on Sunday. Thurmond was even held out of special teams responsibilities.
- Lewis was the team’s nickel cornerback, with Herring the linebacker next to Tatupu.
- Hawthorne’s snaps were limited to base personnel.
- Davis had three snaps in nickel, and one snap in dime opposite Clemons.
- Curry had 47 snaps at strong-side linebacker, and two as a defensive end in nickel defense after Davis left the game with the hamstring injury.
- Bryant’s playing-time was divided between defensive end in base (37) and defensive tackle in nickel (9) and dime (10) defenses.
- Balmer was used in “Base” personnel, playing the “5” technique (11) end and “3”technique (13) tackle.
- Brock was the “Leo” (13) and rushed the passer from a tackle spot on 25 snaps in nickel and dime packages.

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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