Seahawks Snap Counts: 2009 Game 7

Brian McIntyre of NorthwestFootball.net reviews how the Seattle Seahawks used their personnel in Sunday's 38-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Seahawks Snap Counts

A look at the number of offensive and defensive snaps each Seattle Seahawks player logged during the team's 38-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. 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

24

2

26

2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE

Regular

10

10

20

2 RB, 3 WR

E

2

4

6

1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE

Tiger

4

5

9

2 RB, 1 WR, 2 TE

U

1

1

2

1 RB, 4 WR

Eagle

1

0

1

2 RB, 3 TE

Y

0

0

0

3 WR, 2 TE

0-3-2

0

0

0

Total

 

42

22

64

Seattle ran three "Wildcat" plays on Sunday. For now, I'm counting Matt Hasselbeck as a wide receiver on those plays, as he was split wide left on each play. On the first "Wildcat" play, actually was even blocking downfield on Julius Jones' 7-yard run.

The two running plays from the "Wildcat" formation were run with "Tiger" and "E" personnel, with the Hasselbeck-to-Wallace incomplete pass being run from "Regular" grouping. It's a small sample size, but both times the Seahawks have passed out of the "Wildcat" formation, they've had fullback Justin Griffith lined up near Hasselbeck, presumably for pass-blocking purposes.

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

64

64

100.0%

9-J.Ryan

0

64

0.0%

11-D.Butler

4

64

6.3%

14-M.Teel

0

64

0.0%

15-S.Wallace

3

64

4.7%

20-J.Forsett

10

64

15.6%

22-J.Jones

34

64

53.1%

32-E.James

18

64

28.1%

33-J.Griffith

29

64

45.3%

35-O.Schmitt

1

64

1.6%

60-M.Unger

64

64

100.0%

65-C.Spencer

64

64

100.0%

66-M.Wrotto

0

64

0.0%

67-R.Sims

64

64

100.0%

69-S.Vallos

0

64

0.0%

71-W.Jones

0

64

0.0%

74-R.Willis

64

64

100.0%

75-S.Locklear

0

64

0.0%

77-B.Frye

0

64

0.0%

77-D.McIntosh

64

64

100.0%

78-K.Williams

0

64

0.0%

81-N.Burleson

61

64

95.3%

83-D.Branch

31

64

48.4%

84-T.Houshmandzadeh

60

64

93.8%

86-J.Owens

11

64

17.2%

87-B.Obomanu

1

64

1.6%

88-C.Morrah

0

64

0.0%

89-J.Carlson

57

64

89.1%

DEFENSE

Defensive Formations

Package

Pass

Run

Total

Base

16

19

35

Nickel

22

5

27

5*3*3

0

5

5

Total

38

29

67

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

11

67

16.4%

23-M.Trufant

33

67

49.3%

24-D.Grant

67

67

100.0%

26-J.Wilson

64

67

95.5%

27-J.Babineaux

67

67

100.0%

28-T.Fisher

0

67

0.0%

31-K.Lucas

46

67

68.7%

36-L.Milloy

2

67

3.0%

50-L.Laury

0

67

0.0%

51-L.Tatupu

0

67

0.0%

52-D.Lewis

0

67

0.0%

54-W.Herring

0

67

0.0%

55-D.Tapp

57

67

85.1%

56-L.Hill

40

67

59.7%

57-D.Hawthorne

67

67

100.0%

59-A.Curry

67

67

100.0%

79-R.Bryant

20

67

29.9%

90-C.Cole

35

67

52.2%

91-M.Bennett

0

67

0.0%

92-B.Mebane

47

67

70.1%

93-C.Terrill

0

67

0.0%

94-C.Redding

36

67

53.7%

95-L.Jackson

43

67

64.2%

97-P.Kerney

24

67

35.8%

98-N.Reed

9

67

13.4%

99-D.Walker

0

67

0.0%

 

Hybrid Moments

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

Hybrids

DT

DE

Total

94-C.Redding

109

114

223

95-L.Jackson

30

182

212

It was only on a handful of snaps, but Darryl Tapp lined up inside as part of a front four that consisted of Patrick Kerney, Lawrence Jackson, Tapp, and Nick Reed.

Zone Blitzes

Seahawks head coach Jim Mora and defensive coordinator Gus Bradley have begun dialing up some zone blitzes in recent weeks.

Team

Zone Blitzes

SLR

6

SF

0

CB

0

IC

0

JJ

3

AC

3

DC

10

A lot of Seattle's zone blitzes occurred when they had Dallas in 2nd-and-long situations, to varying degrees of success. Overall, Tony Romo was 5-9 for 58 yards and was sacked once (the one without the forced fumble) against Seattle's zone blitzes. On third downs, Romo was 1-2 for 16 yards against the zone blitz, converting on a 3rd-and-10 from the Seahawks 23-yard line in the 2nd quarter.

Darryl Tapp dropped into coverage the most, doing so 6 times, with Jason Witten hauling in an 18-yard pass for a first down in Tapp's area. On Romo's 7-yard touchdown pass to Roy Williams, both defensive tackles (Brandon Mebane, Cory Redding) dropped into coverage.

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