Seahawks Snap Counts: 2009 Preseason Week One

NorthwestFootball.net's Brian McIntyre reviews how the Seattle Seahawks used their personnel in their 20-14 win over the San Diego Chargers.

Here's a quick position-by-position look at the number of snaps each member of the Seattle Seahawks took in Saturday night's 20-14 preseason-opening win over the San Diego Chargers.

Offense

Quarterbacks

Player

Plays

Total

%

3-J.Rowe

10

68

14.7%

8-M.Hasselbeck

10

68

14.7%

14-M.Teel

26

68

38.2%

15-S.Wallace

22

68

32.4%

Running Backs

Player

Plays

Total

%

20-J.Forsett

31

68

45.6%

22-J.Jones

9

68

13.2%

30-D.Moore

16

68

23.5%

33-J.Griffith

2

68

2.9%

34-D.Kirtman

17

68

25.0%

35-O.Schmitt

18

68

26.5%

41-D.Curran

2

68

2.9%

44-T.Duckett

12

68

17.6%

Wide Receivers

Player

Plays

Total

%

11-D.Butler

17

68

25.0%

16-M.Bumpus

8

68

11.8%

18-M.Hass

17

68

25.0%

19-L.Payne

21

68

30.9%

81-N.Burleson

10

68

14.7%

82-J.Kent

21

68

30.9%

83-D.Branch

3

68

4.4%

84-T.Houshmandzadeh

9

68

13.2%

86-C.Taylor

21

68

30.9%

87-B.Obomanu

25

68

36.8%

                             
Tight ends

Player

Plays

Total

%

43-C.Morrah

21

68

30.9%

46-J.Newton

23

68

33.8%

47-J.Owens

17

68

25.0%

49-J.Tereshinski

3

68

4.4%

89-J.Carlson

16

68

23.5%

Offensive Line

Player

Plays

Total

%

60-M.Unger

68

68

100.0%

61-C.Withrow

0

68

0.0%

62-G.Ruegamer

0

68

0.0%

65-C.Spencer

10

68

14.7%

66-M.Wrotto

0

68

0.0%

67-R.Sims

32

68

47.1%

69-S.Vallos

42

68

61.8%

70-N.Goddard

36

68

52.9%

71-W.Jones

0

68

0.0%

73-W.Robinson

16

68

23.5%

74-R.Willis

32

68

47.1%

75-S.Locklear

32

68

47.1%

77-A.Ramsey

36

68

52.9%

78-K.Williams

36

68

52.9%

Offensive Line Groupings

Seattle used four offensive line groups on Saturday. From left-to-right:

Locklear-Sims-Spencer-Unger-Willis
Locklear-Sims-Vallos-Unger-Willis
Williams-Vallos-Unger-Goddard-Ramsey
Robinson-Williams-Unger-Goddard-Ramsey

Skill Position Personnel Groupings

What's represented below is the position the player plays, not where the player lined up. If Julius Jones lines up split wide, he was not counted as a wide receiver because he is a running back.

Grouping

Pass

Run

Total

1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE

12

5

17

2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE

19

16

35

2 RB, 3 WR

0

0

0

1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE

2

7

9

2 RB, 1 WR, 2 TE

0

5

5

1 RB, 4 WR

2

0

2

2 RB, 3 TE

0

0

0

Total

35

33

68

Defense

Defensive Line

Player

Plays

Total

%

55-D.Tapp

16

74

21.6%

72-K.Brown

24

74

32.4%

79-R.Bryant

25

74

33.8%

90-C.Cole

11

74

14.9%

91-B.Atkins

22

74

29.7%

92-B.Mebane

11

74

14.9%

93-C.Terrill

21

74

28.4%

94-C.Redding

7

74

9.5%

95-L.Jackson

9

74

12.2%

96-M.Bennett

49

74

66.2%

97-P.Kerney

10

74

13.5%

98-N.Reed

44

74

59.5%

99-D.Walker

40

74

54.1%

Linebackers

Player

Plays

Total

%

42-D.Philistin

5

74

6.8%

50-L.Laury

33

74

44.6%

51-L.Tatupu

13

74

17.6%

52-D.Lewis

9

74

12.2%

53-S.Simmons

5

74

6.8%

54-W.Herring

41

74

55.4%

56-L.Hill

19

74

25.7%

57-D.Hawthorne

40

74

54.1%

59-A.Curry

24

74

32.4%

Secondary

Player

Plays

Total

%

21-K.Jennings

29

74

39.2%

23-M.Trufant

0

74

0.0%

24-D.Grant

13

74

17.6%

25-B.Russell

13

74

17.6%

26-J.Wilson

13

74

17.6%

27-J.Babineaux

20

74

27.0%

28.T.Fisher

45

74

60.8%

29-M.Floyd

24

74

32.4%

31-K.Lucas

13

74

17.6%

32-K.Hobbs

56

74

75.7%

36-J.Adams

49

74

66.2%

37-C.Greene

24

74

32.4%

39-C.Wallace

37

74

50.0%

"Hybrid Moments"

The plan is to use first-round linebacker Aaron Curry all over the place, and Saturday night's game offered some indication how that will be:

Player

LB

DE

Total

59-A.Curry

16

8

24

Seattle acquired Corey Redding with the plan to use him at left defensive end on first and second down, and have him slide inside to rush the passer as a defensive tackle on third downs. Redding is coming off a knee injury, and is only signed through the 2009 season, so it makes some sense for the ‘Hawks to want to develop some depth for that role.

Last year's first-round pick Lawrence Jackson played that role quite a bit last season (129 of his 627 snaps in '08 were from the tackle position), and could be asked to do more of it this season, too. Since you can never have too much depth,, the Seahawks picked up a pair of undrafted free agent defensive ends, Michael Bennett (6-4, 274) and Derek Walker (6-4, 270), whose size and aggressive play make them candidates to play the Redding Role.

Here's how Bennett (who had a very good game) and Walker were used against the Chargers:

Player

DE

DT

Total

96-M.Bennett

0

49

49

99-D.Walker

35

5

40

Defensive Formations

Defensively, the Seahawks lined up in four formations: base, nickel, dime and a 5-3-3 alignment on a short-yardage play.

Package

Run

Pass

Total

Base

17

20

37

Nickel

1

30

31

Dime

2

3

5

5*3*3

1

0

1

Total

21

53

74

Misc. Blitz Info

Seattle blitzed on 13 of San Diego's 53 pass attempts, with 7 of their blitzes being of the "zone blitz" variety, where a down lineman drops into coverage. None of Seattle's blitzes resulted in a sack or interception, but Lance Laury and Will Herring both got hits on the quarterback.

When Seattle blitzed, Chargers' quarterbacks were 6-of-13 for 68 yards (62.3) rating. Seattle blitzed on two third down plays, which resulted in a pair of completions for 27 yards (118.8 rating) and two first downs.

Here are the blitzers and the number of times they were sent:

Player

Blitzes

27-J.Babineaux

1

32-K.Hobbs

1

39-C.Wallace

1

50-L.Laury

4

51-L.Tatupu

3

52-D.Lewis

1

53-S.Simmons

1

54-W.Herring

5

56-L.Hill

1

57-D.Hawthorne

2

59-A.Curry

1

With Laury and Herring frequently blitzing, it should come as no surprise that Nick Reed (4) and Derek Walker (2) dropped into coverage the most on zone blitzes. Aaron Curry (1) and Patrick Kerney (1) also dropped into coverage on zone blitzes. (Seattle ran 7 zone blitzes, with Reed and Walker both dropping into coverage on one call.)

In addition to writing for NorthwestFootball.net, Brian McIntyre blogs daily atMac's Football Blog and writes for FalconInsider.com on the Scout network. If you'd like to e-mail Brian, you may do so by clicking here.


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