Ten Game Snap Count Review, Part I

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh (left) leads all non-offensive linemen in playing-time percentage thus far this season.

The Offense

Including a fake punt against the Arizona Cardinals, the Seattle Seahawks have run 656 offensive plays this season. Here are the total number of offensive plays each Seahawks player has been in on, and the percentage of those plays the number represents.

Player

Snaps

Total

Total %

8-M.Hasselbeck

460

656

70.1%

9-J.Ryan

1

656

0.2%

11-D.Butler

156

656

23.8%

14-M.Teel

0

656

0.0%

15-S.Wallace

204

656

31.1%

20-J.Forsett

257

656

39.2%

22-J.Jones

283

656

43.1%

32-E.James

97

656

14.8%

33-J.Griffith

149

656

22.7%

35-O.Schmitt

102

656

15.5%

40-L.Rankin

11

656

1.7%

45-K.Houser

1

656

0.2%

50-L.Laury

1

656

0.2%

52-D.Lewis

1

656

0.2%

54-W.Herring

1

656

0.2%

57-D.Hawthorne

1

656

0.2%

60-M.Unger

655

656

99.8%

64-M.Gibson

0

656

0.0%

65-C.Spencer

520

656

79.3%

66-M.Wrotto

113

656

17.2%

67-R.Sims

460

656

70.1%

69-S.Vallos

217

656

33.1%

71-W.Jones

0

656

0.0%

74-R.Willis

655

656

99.8%

75-S.Locklear

213

656

32.5%

77-B.Frye

199

656

30.3%

77-D.McIntosh

135

656

20.6%

78-K.Williams

108

656

16.5%

81-N.Burleson

559

656

85.2%

83-D.Branch

313

656

47.7%

84-T.Houshmandzadeh

596

656

90.9%

86-J.Owens

120

656

18.3%

87-B.Obomanu

36

656

5.5%

88-C.Morrah

5

656

0.8%

89-J.Carlson

586

656

89.3%

98-N.Reed

1

656

0.2%

Offensive Line Data

Seattle has used eight different offensive line combinations. The two constants have been right guard Max Unger and right tackle Ray Willis, but from left tackle-to-center, there have been numerous lineup changes.

Group

LT

LG

C

Plays

1

75-S.Locklear

67-R.Sims

69-S.Vallos

88

2

77-B.Frye

67-R.Sims

69-S.Vallos

47

3

77-B.Frye

67-R.Sims

65-C.Spencer

65

4

77-B.Frye

66-M.Wrotto

65-C.Spencer

87

5

78-K.Williams

66-M.Wrotto

65-C.Spencer

26

6

78-K.Williams

69-S.Vallos

65-C.Spencer

82

7

77-D.McIntosh

67-R.Sims

65-C.Spencer

135

8

75-S.Locklear

67-R.Sims

65-C.Spencer

125

Same data, presented in a slightly different manner:

Player

LT

LG

C

RG

RT

60-M.Unger

0

0

0

655

0

64-M.Gibson

0

0

0

0

0

65-C.Spencer

0

0

520

0

0

66-M.Wrotto

0

113

0

0

0

67-R.Sims

0

460

0

0

0

69-S.Vallos

0

82

135

0

0

71-W.Jones

0

0

0

0

0

74-R.Willis

0

0

0

0

655

75-S.Locklear

213

0

0

0

0

77-B.Frye

199

0

0

0

0

77-D.McIntosh

135

0

0

0

0

78-K.Williams

108

0

0

0

0

Total

655

655

655

655

655

Seahawks Personnel Groupings

Here's a look at the eight personnel groupings the Seahawks have employed this season, and the number of times they've passed and run the ball out of them.

Group

Name

Pass

Run

Total

1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE

Zebra

236

71

307

2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE

Regular

97

86

183

2 RB, 3 WR

E

13

15

28

1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE

Tiger

26

32

58

2 RB, 1 WR, 2 TE

U

19

23

42

1 RB, 4 WR

Eagle

22

5

27

2 RB, 3 TE

Y

0

0

0

3 WR, 2 TE

0-3-2

10

0

10

Total

 

424

232

656

 

 

64.6%

35.4%

 

Individual Snaps, by Personnel Group

"Zebra"

46.9% of the Seahawks' offensive plays have been run out of "Zebra" personnel (1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE) this season. Below is a look at the number of snaps each skill-position player has had in this personnel grouping.

Player

Zebra

Total

%

8-M.Hasselbeck

2

307

0.7%

15-S.Wallace

1

307

0.3%

20-J.Forsett

177

307

57.7%

22-J.Jones

101

307

32.9%

32-E.James

22

307

7.2%

33-J.Griffith

4

307

1.3%

35-O.Schmitt

0

307

0.0%

40-L.Rankin

3

307

1.0%

11-D.Butler

61

307

19.9%

81-N.Burleson

294

307

95.8%

83-D.Branch

248

307

80.8%

84-T.Houshmandzadeh

305

307

99.3%

87-B.Obomanu

10

307

3.3%

86-J.Owens

4

307

1.3%

88-C.Morrah

0

307

0.0%

89-J.Carlson

303

307

98.7%

"Regular"

Seattle's second-most frequently used personnel grouping, 27.9% of the Seahawks' offensive plays have included two running backs and two receivers on the field. Below is a look at the number of snaps each skill-position player has had in this personnel grouping.

Player

Regular

Total

%

8-M.Hasselbeck

2

183

1.1%

15-S.Wallace

0

183

0.0%

20-J.Forsett

31

183

16.9%

22-J.Jones

107

183

58.5%

32-E.James

45

183

24.6%

33-J.Griffith

105

183

57.4%

35-O.Schmitt

76

183

41.5%

40-L.Rankin

2

183

1.1%

11-D.Butler

30

183

16.4%

81-N.Burleson

151

183

82.5%

83-D.Branch

9

183

4.9%

84-T.Houshmandzadeh

162

183

88.5%

87-B.Obomanu

12

183

6.6%

86-J.Owens

11

183

6.0%

88-C.Morrah

0

183

0.0%

89-J.Carlson

172

183

94.0%

"Tiger"

"Tiger" personnel, where the Seahawks have one running back, two wide receivers, and two tight ends on the field, has been used on 8.9% of snaps.

Player

Tiger

Total

%

8-M.Hasselbeck

2

58

3.4%

15-S.Wallace

1

58

1.7%

20-J.Forsett

16

58

27.6%

22-J.Jones

29

58

50.0%

32-E.James

12

58

20.7%

33-J.Griffith

0

58

0.0%

35-O.Schmitt

0

58

0.0%

40-L.Rankin

1

58

1.7%

11-D.Butler

5

58

8.6%

81-N.Burleson

49

58

84.5%

83-D.Branch

3

58

5.2%

84-T.Houshmandzadeh

53

58

91.4%

87-B.Obomanu

3

58

5.2%

86-J.Owens

56

58

96.6%

88-C.Morrah

2

58

3.4%

89-J.Carlson

58

58

100.0%

"U"

Not just an underrated Pearl Jam b-side, "U" personnel (2 RB, 1 WR, 2 TE) has been used 42 times, or 6.4% of the 655 offensive snaps. (656 minus the 1 fake punt)

Player

U

Total

%

8-M.Hasselbeck

0

42

0.0%

15-S.Wallace

0

42

0.0%

20-J.Forsett

6

42

14.3%

22-J.Jones

24

42

57.1%

32-E.James

11

42

26.2%

33-J.Griffith

23

42

54.8%

35-O.Schmitt

20

42

47.6%

40-L.Rankin

0

42

0.0%

11-D.Butler

22

42

52.4%

81-N.Burleson

6

42

14.3%

83-D.Branch

0

42

0.0%

84-T.Houshmandzadeh

12

42

28.6%

87-B.Obomanu

2

42

4.8%

86-J.Owens

39

42

92.9%

88-C.Morrah

3

42

7.1%

89-J.Carlson

42

42

100.0%

"E"

Seattle has used "E" personnel, two running backs and three wide receivers, on 4.3% of offensive snaps.

Player

E

Total

%

8-M.Hasselbeck

1

28

3.6%

15-S.Wallace

0

28

0.0%

20-J.Forsett

12

28

42.9%

22-J.Jones

15

28

53.6%

32-E.James

4

28

14.3%

33-J.Griffith

17

28

60.7%

35-O.Schmitt

6

28

21.4%

40-L.Rankin

2

28

7.1%

11-D.Butler

9

28

32.1%

81-N.Burleson

23

28

82.1%

83-D.Branch

19

28

67.9%

84-T.Houshmandzadeh

27

28

96.4%

87-B.Obomanu

5

28

17.9%

86-J.Owens

0

28

0.0%

88-C.Morrah

0

28

0.0%

89-J.Carlson

0

28

0.0%

"Eagle"

"Eagle", one running back and four wide receivers, has been used on 27 (4.1%) of Seattle's offensive snaps this season.

Player

Eagle

Total

%

8-M.Hasselbeck

0

27

0.0%

15-S.Wallace

0

27

0.0%

20-J.Forsett

14

27

51.9%

22-J.Jones

7

27

25.9%

32-E.James

3

27

11.1%

33-J.Griffith

0

27

0.0%

35-O.Schmitt

0

27

0.0%

40-L.Rankin

3

27

11.1%

11-D.Butler

27

27

100.0%

81-N.Burleson

27

27

100.0%

83-D.Branch

24

27

88.9%

84-T.Houshmandzadeh

27

27

100.0%

87-B.Obomanu

3

27

11.1%

86-J.Owens

0

27

0.0%

88-C.Morrah

0

27

0.0%

89-J.Carlson

0

27

0.0%

"Specialty Grouping"

When the Seahawks had to face the Indianapolis Colts' pass rush, Seattle rolled out a personnel grouping with three wide receivers and two tight ends. They hadn't shown this grouping before, and haven't used it since.

Player

0-3-2

Total

%

8-M.Hasselbeck

0

10

0.0%

15-S.Wallace

0

10

0.0%

20-J.Forsett

0

10

0.0%

22-J.Jones

0

10

0.0%

32-E.James

0

10

0.0%

33-J.Griffith

0

10

0.0%

35-O.Schmitt

0

10

0.0%

40-L.Rankin

0

10

0.0%

11-D.Butler

1

10

10.0%

81-N.Burleson

9

10

90.0%

83-D.Branch

10

10

100.0%

84-T.Houshmandzadeh

10

10

100.0%

87-B.Obomanu

0

10

0.0%

86-J.Owens

10

10

100.0%

88-C.Morrah

0

10

0.0%

89-J.Carlson

10

10

100.0%

"Y"

Seattle has not run any plays out of "Y" personnel (2 RBs, 3 TEs) this season, even when Cameron Morrah was active for the first three games of the season.


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