Snap Counts: Quarterly Review, Part 1

Brian McIntyre of NorthwestFootball.net reviews how the Seattle Seahawks have used their offensive personnel through the first four weeks of the 2009 regular season.

Personnel Groupings

Below is the number of snaps each Seahawks' offensive personnel grouping has been on the field, as well as the number of passing and running plays the Seahawks' have run out of that personnel package.

Again, as noted in the previous "Seahawks Snap Counts" articles, personnel groupings do not refer to formations. Whether John Carlson lines up outside a tackle, split wide, or in the backfield, he's counted as a tight end.

Group

Name

Pass

Run

Total

1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE

Zebra

84

31

115

2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE

Regular

47

34

81

2 RB, 3 WR

E

5

8

13

1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE

Tiger

14

17

31

2 RB, 1 WR, 2 TE

U

10

13

23

1 RB, 4 WR

Eagle

4

1

5

2 RB, 3 TE

Y

0

0

0

3 WR, 2 TE

0-3-2

10

0

10

Wildcat

WC

1

0

1

Total

 

175

104

279

Individual Snap Counts

Here's the number of snaps each Seahawks' offensive player has played through the first four games, and the percentage of the team's total offensive snaps that represents.

Player

Snaps

Team

%

8-M.Hasselbeck

103

279

36.9%

11-D.Butler

97

279

34.8%

14-M.Teel

0

279

0.0%

15-S.Wallace

177

279

63.4%

20-J.Forsett

83

279

29.7%

22-J.Jones

139

279

49.8%

32-E.James

50

279

17.9%

33-J.Griffith

52

279

18.6%

35-O.Schmitt

63

279

22.6%

60-M.Unger

279

279

100.0%

65-C.Spencer

144

279

51.6%

66-M.Wrotto

79

279

28.3%

67-R.Sims

200

279

71.7%

69-S.Vallos

135

279

48.4%

71-W.Jones

0

279

0.0%

74-R.Willis

279

279

100.0%

75-S.Locklear

88

279

31.5%

77-B.Frye

191

279

68.5%

81-N.Burleson

228

279

81.7%

83-D.Branch

85

279

30.5%

84-T.Houshmandzadeh

251

279

90.0%

86-J.Owens

59

279

21.1%

87-B.Obomanu

20

279

7.2%

88-C.Morrah

5

279

1.8%

89-J.Carlson

261

279

93.5%

Offensive Line Data

Through four games, the Seahawks have already used four offensive line combinations:

Locklear-Sims-Vallos-Unger-Willis (88)
Frye-Sims-Vallos-Unger-Willis (47)
Frye-Sims-Spencer-Unger-Willis (65)
Frye-Wrotto-Spencer-Unger-Willis (79)

A different look at the above information:

Player

LT

LG

C

RG

RT

60-M.Unger

0

0

0

279

0

65-C.Spencer

0

0

144

0

0

66-M.Wrotto

0

79

0

0

0

67-R.Sims

0

200

0

0

0

69-S.Vallos

0

0

135

0

0

71-W.Jones

0

0

0

0

0

74-R.Willis

0

0

0

0

279

75-S.Locklear

88

0

0

0

0

77-B.Frye

191

0

0

0

0

Total

279

279

279

279

279


Part two takes a look at the Seahawks' defense.

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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