Personnel Files: Seahawks vs. Bears

Brian McIntyre of Seahawks.Net reviews how the Seattle Seahawks used their personnel during their second preseason game against the Chicago Bears last Saturday night.

Below is a review of the personnel usage by the Seattle Seahawks during their second preseason game against the Chicago Bears, along with some observations and notes I took while watching the re-broadcast on the NFL Network.

OFFENSE

Quarterback Plays

Quarterback

# of Plays

Charlie Frye

83

Matt Hasselbeck

0

Seneca Wallace

0

Dalton Bell

0

Offensive Line

Seattle used three primary offensive line combinations on Saturday night.

OL

1st-Team

2nd-Team

3rd-Team

LT

71-W.Jones

77-F.Womack

77-F.Womack

LG

68-M.Wahle

63-P.Murray

63-P.Murray

C

69-S.Vallos

69-S.Vallos

57-B.Claxton

RG

67-R.Sims

66-M.Wrotto

66-M.Wrotto

RT

75-S.Locklear*
74-R.Willis

78-K.Williams

78-K.Williams

Notes: Sean Locklear logged 7 plays before leaving with a sprained knee. He was replaced by Ray Willis, who was in for the remainder of the 31 plays involving the 1st team offensive line.
The 2nd and 3rd team offensive lines were in for 26 plays apiece.

Steve Vallos led all offensive linemen with 57 plays.

Personnel Groupings - Offense, including Run/Pass %

Group

Name

Pass

Run

Total

2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE

Regular

11

13

24

1 RB, 4 WR

Eagle

1

2

3

1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE

Zebra

15

13

28

1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE

Tiger

2

0

2

2 RB, 3 WR

E

7

10

17

2 RB, 1 WR, 2 TE

U

0

3

3

2 RB, 3 TE

Y

0

2

2

Total

 

37*

45*

83*

Notes: The NFL Network trimmed the broadcast by 3 Seahawks offensive plays, so I couldn't get the personnel grouping information on those plays. They included one run and two passes.

Player-by-Player Personnel Group Count

Below is a list, sorted numerically by position (RB-WR-TE), and the number of plays they played in each personnel group, as well as a total number of plays that player was on the field for:

 

Player

Regular

Eagle

Zebra

20-M.Morris

5

0

3

22-J.Jones

7

0

5

30-J.Forsett

6

2

6

34-D.Kirtman

11

0

0

35-O.Schmitt

4

0

0

43-L.Weaver

9

0

1

45-T.Duckett

6

1

13

14-J.Filani

0

0

0

16-M.Bumpus

0

3

16

17-T.Shelton

1

3

9

18-B.Gilmore

10

3

18

19-L.Payne

11

3

13

81-N.Burleson

5

0

3

82-J.Kent

9

0

7

83-D.Branch

0

0

0

84-B.Engram

0

0

0

86-C.Taylor

12

0

9

87-B.Obomanu

0

0

9

46-J.Newton

5

0

11

85-W.Heller

0

0

0

88-J.Putzier

0

0

11

89-J.Carlson

19

0

6

Player-by-Player Personnel Group Count Cont'd

Player

Tiger

E

U

20-M.Morris

0

4

0

22-J.Jones

1

3

0

30-J.Forsett

0

7

1

34-D.Kirtman

0

10

1

35-O.Schmitt

0

3

2

43-L.Weaver

0

4

0

45-T.Duckett

1

5

2

14-J.Filani

0

0

0

16-M.Bumpus

0

9

0

17-T.Shelton

0

2

0

18-B.Gilmore

1

7

0

19-L.Payne

1

9

2

81-N.Burleson

0

2

0

82-J.Kent

1

8

0

83-D.Branch

0

0

0

84-B.Engram

0

0

0

86-C.Taylor

1

7

1

87-B.Obomanu

0

7

0

46-J.Newton

0

0

1

85-W.Heller

2

0

3

88-J.Putzier

0

0

0

89-J.Carlson

2

0

2

Player-by-Player Personnel Group Count Cont'd

Player

Y

Total

20-M.Morris

0

12

22-J.Jones

0

16

30-J.Forsett

0

22

34-D.Kirtman

0

22

35-O.Schmitt

2

11

43-L.Weaver

0

14

45-T.Duckett

2

30

14-J.Filani

0

0

16-M.Bumpus

0

28

17-T.Shelton

0

15

18-B.Gilmore

0

39

19-L.Payne

0

39

81-N.Burleson

0

10

82-J.Kent

0

25

83-D.Branch

0

0

84-B.Engram

0

0

86-C.Taylor

0

30

87-B.Obomanu

0

16

46-J.Newton

2

19

85-W.Heller

2

7

88-J.Putzier

2

13

89-J.Carlson

0

29

Notes: With Bobby Engram out 6-to-8 weeks, Courtney Taylor is expected to take over as the starting flanker. As a result, Taylor went from playing 17 plays against Minnesota to 30 against Chicago. Nate Burleson, who is now the team's #1 wide receiver, played in half as many plays against Chicago as he did against the Vikings one week earlier. Ben Obomanu's playing time stayed about the same (19 last week, 16 this week), while Jordan Kent's playing time increased from 16 plays to 25 plays.

In the Slot

I charted the number of times each player lined up as a slot receiver. With Bobby Engram out for 6-to-8 weeks with a broken bone in his shoulder, this data may shed some light on who could fill that role in 3-wide sets in his absence.

Player

Slot

Total

%

16-M.Bumpus

28

28

100.0%

17-T.Shelton

6

15

40.0%

18-B.Gilmore

3

39

7.7%

19-L.Payne

2

39

5.1%

81-N.Burleson

0

10

0.0%

82-J.Kent

2

25

8.0%

86-C.Taylor

4

30

13.3%

87-B.Obomanu

14

16

87.5%

 Notes: Obomanu's snaps all came in the first half, with Bumpus' coming in the second half.

DEFENSE

Against Minnesota, Seattle used 12 different defensive personnel packages. Due to the heat and availability of more players on Saturday night, that number climbed to 15 against the Bears. There were six "Base" packages (4 DL, 3 LB, 4 DB), seven "Nickel" packages (3-4 DL, 2-3 LB, 5 DBs) and two "Short Yardage" packages (4-4-3).

Package

Pass

Run

Total

Base-1

10

4

14

Base-1a

1

3

4

Base-1b

1

0

1

Base-2

1

3

4

Base-3

2

0

2

Base-4

2

3

5

Nickel-1

4

2

6

Nickel-1a

1

0

1

Nickel-1b

1

0

1

Nickel-1c

6

0

6

Nickel-3*3*5

1

0

1

Nickel-2

1

1

2

Nickel-3

2

0

2

SYS-1

0

1

1

SYS-2

0

1

1

Total

34

20

54

Notes: Three defensive plays were left out of the NFL Network re-broadcast.

Base Packages

Pos

Base-1

Base-1a

Base-1b

LDE

55-D.Tapp

55-D.Tapp

59-B.Atkins

LDT

99-R.Bernard

93-C.Terrill

99-R.Bernard

RDT

92-B.Mebane

94-H.Green

92-B.Mebane

RDE

95-L.Jackson

95-L.Jackson

52-J.Babin

SLB

98-J.Peterson

98-J.Peterson

98-J.Peterson

MLB

51-L.Tatupu

51-L.Tatupu

51-L.Tatupu

WLB

56-L.Hill

56-L.Hill

56-L.Hill

LCB

23-M.Trufant

23-M.Trufant

23-M.Trufant

RCB

21-K.Jennings

21-K.Jennings

21-K.Jennings

FS

24-D.Grant

24-D.Grant

24-D.Grant

SS

25-B.Russell

25-B.Russell

25-B.Russell

Base Packages Cont'd

Pos

Base-2

Base-3

Base-4

LDE

59-B.Atkins

59-B.Atkins

59-B.Atkins

LDT

93-C.Terrill

60-K.Brown

60-K.Brown

RDT

94-H.Green

94-H.Green

94-H.Green

RDE

52-J.Babin

52-J.Babin

52-J.Babin

SLB

58-D.Lewis

58-D.Lewis

49-D.Sartz

MLB

44-D.Hawthorne

44-D.Hawthorne

44-D.Hawthorne

WLB

50-L.Laury

50-L.Laury

50-L.Laury

LCB

32-K.Hobbs

32-K.Hobbs

32-K.Hobbs

RCB

26-J.Wilson

31-O.Lowe

31-O.Lowe

FS

39-C.Wallace

39-C.Wallace

33-K.Johnson

SS

36-J.Adams

36-J.Adams

36-J.Adams

Nickel Packages

Pos

Nickel 1

Nickel-1a

Nickel-1b

LDE

55-D.Tapp

55-D.Tapp

98-J.Peterson

LDT

99-R.Bernard

93-C.Terrill

99-R.Bernard

RDT

95-L.Jackson

94-H.Green

92-B.Mebane

RDE

98-J.Peterson

95-L.Jackson

52-J.Babin

LB

56-L.Hill

56-L.Hill

56-L.Hill

LB

51.L.Tatupu

51-L.Tatupu

51-L.Tatupu

LCB

23-M.Trufant

23-M.Trufant

23-M.Trufant

RCB

21-K.Jennings

21-K.Jennings

21-K.Jennings

NCB

26-J.Wilson

26-J.Wilson

26-J.Wilson

FS

24-D.Grant

24-D.Grant

24-D.Grant

SS

25-B.Russell

25-B.Russell

25-B.Russell

Nickel Packages Cont'd

Pos

Nickel-1c

Nickel-3-3-5

LDE

55-D.Tapp

55-D.Tapp

LDT

93-C.Terrill

99-R.Bernard

RDT

95-L.Jackson

95-L.Jackson

RDE

98-J.Peterson

LB1-51-L.Tatupu

LB

56-L.Hill

LB2-98-J.Peterson

LB

51-L.Tatupu

LB3-56-L.Hill

LCB

23-M.Trufant

23-M.Trufant

RCB

21-K.Jennings

21-K.Jennings

NCB

26-J.Wilson

26-J.Wilson

FS

24-D.Grant

24-D.Grant

SS

25-B.Russell

25-B.Russell

Nickel Packages Cont'd

Nickel-2

Nickel-3

59-B.Atkins

59-B.Atkins

93-C.Terrill

93-C.Terrill

94-H.Green

94-H.Green

52-J.Babin

52-J.Babin

50-L.Laury

50-L.Laury

44-D.Hawthorne

44-D.Hawthorne

32-K.Hobbs

29-M.Floyd

31-O.Lowe

31-O.Lowe

26-J.Wilson

32-K.Hobbs

39-C.Wallace

33-K.Johnson

36-J.Adams

36-J.Adams

Notes: Josh Wilson lined up in 17 of the 19 plays Seattle used a nickel package. Kevin Hobbs was the nickel corner on the other two plays. Julian Peterson was lined up at RDT on one play in the "Nickel-1c" package with Lawrence Jackson at RDE. On Seattle's lone sack, Jackson drew a double team from the RDT position, which along with Peterson's speed rush, created a very wide lane for Hill to streak through to get at Rex Grossman.

Short-Yardage Situations

Pos

SYS-1

SYS-2

LDE

55-D.Tapp

72-N.Tafisi

LDT

93-C.Terrill

60-K.Brown

RDT

94-H.Green

94-H.Green

RDE

95-L.Jackson

52-J.Babin

SLB

98-J.Peterson

49-D.Sartz

MLB

51-L.Tatupu

44-D.Hawthorne

WLB

56-L.Hill

50-L.Laury

CB

23-M.Trufant

32-K.Hobbs

XS

39-C.Wallace

39-C.Wallace

FS

24-D.Grant

33-K.Johnson

SS

25-B.Russell

36-J.Adams

I'll be tracking this data for the remainder of the preseason, so if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to send them to me here.


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