Seahawks Snap Counts: 2009 Game 12

Seahawks Snap Counts: 2009 Game 12

Brian McIntyre of NorthwestFootball.net reviews how the Seattle Seahawks used their personnel, like defensive back Jordan Babineaux (left), during Sunday's 20-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Seahawks Snap Counts

A look at the number of offensive and defensive snaps each Seattle Seahawks player logged during Sunday's ugly, yet dramatic, win over the San Francisco 49ers at Qwest Field. These snap counts do not include special teams plays, as broadcast limitations make charting those plays difficult. Plays nullified by penalty are not counted, either.

OFFENSE

Offensive Personnel Groupings

Group

Name

Pass

Run

Total

1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE

Zebra

13

10

23

2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE

Regular

12

10

22

2 RB, 3 WR

E

5

2

7

1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE

Tiger

2

2

4

2 RB, 1 WR, 2 TE

U

0

2

2

1 RB, 4 WR

Eagle

8

3

11

2 RB, 3 TE

Y

0

0

0

3 WR, 2 TE

0-3-2

0

0

0

Total

 

40

29

69

Offensive Snap Counts

Here's the number of snaps each offensive player on the Seahawks was in for on Sunday, and the percentage of the team's total number of offensive plays that represents.

Player

Plays

Total

%

8-M.Hasselbeck

68

69

98.6%

11-D.Butler

11

69

15.9%

14-M.Teel

0

69

0.0%

15-S.Wallace

1

69

1.4%

20-J.Forsett

23

69

33.3%

22-J.Jones

46

69

66.7%

32-E.James

0

69

0.0%

33-J.Griffith

26

69

37.7%

35-O.Schmitt

4

69

5.8%

40-L.Rankin

1

69

1.4%

60-M.Unger

69

69

100.0%

64-M.Gibson

0

69

0.0%

65-C.Spencer

69

69

100.0%

66-M.Wrotto

0

69

0.0%

67-R.Sims

69

69

100.0%

69-S.Vallos

0

69

0.0%

71-W.Jones

0

69

0.0%

74-R.Willis

69

69

100.0%

75-S.Locklear

69

69

100.0%

77-B.Frye

0

69

0.0%

77-D.McIntosh

0

69

0.0%

78-K.Williams

0

69

0.0%

81-N.Burleson

67

69

97.1%

83-D.Branch

41

69

59.4%

84-T.Houshmandzadeh

64

69

92.8%

86-J.Owens

8

69

11.6%

87-B.Obomanu

5

69

7.2%

88-C.Morrah

0

69

0.0%

89-J.Carlson

49

69

71.0%

Good use of personnel: Seattle had been using Ben Obomanu almost exclusively as a blocker this season, with the former Auburn star logging just 38 snaps and targeted twice all season.

So with the Seahawks facing 3rd-and-1 from their own 22-yard line, and in regular personnel with Owen Schmitt in at fullback and Obomanu split wide left, odds were good that the Seahawks were going to play it safe with a run. Obomanu sold the run even more when he motioned to just outside of left tackle, giving the appearance that he was going to block down on a run play to the left.

Matt Hasselbeck took the snap, play-faked to Julius Jones, and bootlegged to the right. The 49ers were totally fooled by the play-fake, and Hasselbeck hit a wide-open Obomanu, who had crossed behind the line of scrimmage, for a 12-yard gain.

Bad use of personnel: Deon Butler was used in "Eagle" personnel only on Sunday.

Tight end John Owens was used in "Zebra" personnel as an additional blocker on a pair of third down plays. The 49ers sent four rushers on both occasions, yet Hasselbeck was sacked on one play, and forced to scramble for four yards on the other. Owens didn't necessarily do a bad job—in fact, on one play he effectively blocked his assignment—which shows how disjointed the offensive line is.

DEFENSE

Defensive Formations

Package

Pass

Run

Total

Base

20

7

27

Nickel

2

1

3

Dime

14

4

18

5*3*3

3

0

3

3*2*6

7

0

7

Total

46

12

58

Defensive Snap Counts

Here's the number of snaps each defensive player on the Seahawks was in for on Sunday, and the percentage of the team's total number of defensive plays that represents.

Player

Plays

Total

%

21-K.Jennings

28

58

48.3%

23-M.Trufant

58

58

100.0%

24-D.Grant

58

58

100.0%

25-J.Adams

0

58

0.0%

26-J.Wilson

47

58

81.0%

27-J.Babineaux

56

58

96.6%

28-T.Fisher

0

58

0.0%

31-K.Lucas

0

58

0.0%

34-R.Lewis

0

58

0.0%

36-L.Milloy

35

58

60.3%

50-L.Laury

0

58

0.0%

51-L.Tatupu

0

58

0.0%

52-D.Lewis

0

58

0.0%

54-W.Herring

0

58

0.0%

55-D.Tapp

45

58

77.6%

56-L.Hill

36

58

62.1%

57-D.Hawthorne

58

58

100.0%

59-A.Curry

34

58

58.6%

79-R.Bryant

0

58

0.0%

90-C.Cole

30

58

51.7%

91-M.Bennett

0

58

0.0%

92-B.Mebane

32

58

55.2%

93-C.Terrill

36

58

62.1%

94-C.Redding

0

58

0.0%

95-L.Jackson

23

58

39.7%

97-P.Kerney

48

58

82.8%

98-N.Reed

13

58

22.4%

99-D.Walker

0

58

0.0%

Hybrid Moments

Continuing to track where Cory Redding, Lawrence Jackson, and Jordan Babineaux, the Seahawks' "hybrids", have lined up so far this season:

Redding, Jackson

DT

DE

Total

94-C.Redding

183

150

333

95-L.Jackson

73

294

367

Big Play Babs

S

CB

Total

27-J.Babineaux

609

149

758

Babineaux played some cornerback earlier this season, mainly in the first meeting with the Arizona Cardinals. Over the last month, though, 46.8% of Babineaux's snaps have come as either a cornerback in five- or six-defensive back packages, or playing cornerback opposite Marcus Trufant in base personnel.

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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