Seahawks Snap Counts: 2009 Game 1

Brian McIntyre of NorthwestFootball.net reviews how the Seahawks used their personnel in their 28-0 win over the St. Louis Rams in Week 1 of the 2009 regular season.

Here's a look at the number of offensive and defensive snaps each Seattle Seahawks player was in on during the 2009 season-opener against St. Louis. These snap counts do not include special teams plays, as broadcast limitations make charting those plays difficult.

OFFENSE

Offensive Personnel Groupings

Group

Name

Run

Pass

Total

1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE

Zebra

7

10

17

2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE

Regular

9

17

26

2 RB, 3 WR

E

4

2

6

1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE

Tiger

6

1

7

2 RB, 1 WR, 2 TE

U

8

4

12

1 RB, 4 WR

Eagle

0

1

1

2 RB, 3 TE

Y

0

0

0

2 RB, 1WR, 2QB, 1 TE

WC*

0

1

1

Total

 

34

36

70

*Wildcat

The personnel groupings above do not represent formations. If 35-O.Schmitt is lined up as a wide receiver, as he was on John Carlson's 33-yard touchdown, he was counted as a running back because that is the position he plays.

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

70

70

100.0%

14-M.Teel

0

70

0.0%

15-S.Wallace

1

70

1.4%

20-J.Forsett

12

70

17.1%

22-J.Jones

36

70

51.4%

32-E.James

22

70

31.4%

33-J.Griffith

38

70

54.3%

35-O.Schmitt

7

70

10.0%

11-D.Butler

37

70

52.9%

81-N.Burleson

42

70

60.0%

83-D.Branch

0

70

0.0%

84-T.Houshmandzadeh

59

70

84.3%

87-B.Obomanu

14

70

20.0%

86-J.Owens

17

70

24.3%

88-C.Morrah

2

70

2.9%

89-J.Carlson

63

70

90.0%

60-M.Unger

70

70

100.0%

65-C.Spencer

0

70

0.0%

66-M.Wrotto

0

70

0.0%

67-R.Sims

70

70

100.0%

69-S.Vallos

70

70

100.0%

71-W.Jones

0

70

0.0%

74-R.Willis

70

70

100.0%

75-S.Locklear

70

70

100.0%

77-B.Frye

0

70

0.0%

Nate Burleson's last play came on his 6-yard reception with 8:57 remaining in the 3rd quarter, which led to Deon Butler receiving a lot of playing time in the 2nd half.

DEFENSE

Defensive Formations

Package

Run

Pass

Total

Base

15

19

34

Nickel

3

19

22

3*3*5

0

1

1

Total

18

39

57

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

23

57

40.4%

23-M.Trufant

0

57

0.0%

24-D.Grant

57

57

100.0%

26-J.Wilson

56

57

98.2%

27-J.Babineaux

57

57

100.0%

28-T.Fisher

0

57

0.0%

31-K.Lucas

57

57

100.0%

36-L.Milloy

1

57

1.8%

50-L.Laury

0

57

0.0%

51-L.Tatupu

36

57

63.2%

54-W.Herring

27

57

47.4%

55-D.Tapp

34

57

59.6%

56-L.Hill

10

57

17.5%

57-D.Hawthorne

21

57

36.8%

59-A.Curry

55

57

96.5%

79-R.Bryant

0

57

0.0%

90-C.Cole

30

57

52.6%

91-M.Bennett

0

57

0.0%

92-B.Mebane

37

57

64.9%

93-C.Terrill

25

57

43.9%

94-C.Redding

31

57

54.4%

95-L.Jackson

25

57

43.9%

97-P.Kerney

38

57

66.7%

98-N.Reed

8

57

14.0%

99-D.Walker

0

57

0.0%

Special teams plays were not included in the above totals, but it is worth noting that the following starters on defense remained on the field for the Rams' third punt of the day: Josh Wilson, Ken Lucas, Jordan Babineaux, Will Herring (had subbed for Leroy Hill by this point), Corey Redding, Colin Cole, Brandon Mebane, Darryl Tapp, Aaron Curry, and Lofa Tatupu. St. Louis had the ball on the Seahawks' 35-yard line, so Seattle may have been bracing for a fake. Justin Forsett was back deep for Seattle.

Lawrence Jackson/Corey Redding

Redding was in for 31 plays, while Jackson logged 25 snaps. Both players took snaps at both tackle and end. Here's the breakdown:

Hybrids

DT

DE

Total

94-C.Redding

17

14

31

95-L.Jackson

4

21

25

Kerney the Right Defensive End

Much was made of Patrick Kerney playing right defensive end this season, and in base defense, that's exactly where he lined up. Whenever Seattle went nickel or with their 3-3-5 look, if Kerney was in the game, he moved over to the left side. Of Kerney's 38 snaps, 20 were at right defensive end, 18 were at left defensive end.


In addition to writing for NorthwestFootball.net, Brian McIntyre blogs daily at Mac'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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