Seahawks 2009 Snap Counts: DBs

Seattle Seahawks safety Deon Grant has not only started 144 consecutive games, he didn't miss a snap in 2009.

Total Defensive Backs Snap Counts

Player

Snaps

Total

P/T %

21-K.Jennings

577

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56.3%

23-M.Trufant

630

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61.5%

24-D.Grant

1024

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100.0%

25-J.Adams

2

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0.2%

26-J.Wilson

638

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62.3%

27-J.Babineaux

1008

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98.4%

28-T.Fisher

63

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6.2%

31-K.Lucas

429

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41.9%

34-R.Lewis

0

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0.0%

36-L.Milloy

276

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27.0%

Defensive Backs Snap Counts, by Defensive Formation

"Base" (4-3)

The Seahawks used a "Base" defense on 546 plays in 2009.

CBs

Snaps

Total

P/T %

26-J.Wilson

336

546

61.5%

23-M.Trufant

315

546

57.7%

31-K.Lucas

192

546

35.2%

21-K.Jennings

190

546

34.8%

27-J.Babineaux

50

546

9.2%

28-T.Fisher

9

546

1.6%

Marcus Trufant-Josh Wilson were paired together for 192 (35.1%) of snaps with "Base" personnel on the field.

S

Snaps

Total

P/T %

24-D.Grant

546

546

100.0%

27-J.Babineaux

496

546

90.8%

36-L.Milloy

50

546

9.2%

Between playing safety and cornerback, Jordan Babineaux was on the field for all 546 defensive plays run out of "Base" personnel.

"Nickel" (4-2-5)

The Seahawks used a "Nickel" defense on 251 plays in 2009.

CBs

Snaps

Total

P/T %

21-K.Jennings

213

251

84.9%

31-K.Lucas

163

251

64.9%

26-J.Wilson

161

251

64.1%

23-M.Trufant

132

251

52.6%

28-T.Fisher

48

251

19.1%

27-J.Babineaux

36

251

14.3%

Seattle didn't use a "Nickel" defense for much of the second half of the season, which is why Kelly Jennings, Ken Lucas, and Wilson had the most snaps as a nickel trio (64, 25.4%) last season.

S

Snaps

Total

P/T %

24-D.Grant

251

251

100.0%

27-J.Babineaux

215

251

85.7%

36-L.Milloy

36

251

14.3%

"Dime" (4-1-6)

The Seahawks used a "Dime" defense on 130 plays in 2009.

CBs

Snaps

Total

P/T %

27-J.Babineaux

130

130

100.0%

21-K.Jennings

128

130

98.5%

23-M.Trufant

119

130

91.5%

26-J.Wilson

79

130

60.8%

31-K.Lucas

62

130

47.7%

28-T.Fisher

2

130

1.5%

Trufant, Jennings, Wilson, and Babineaux's 68 plays were 52.4% of the snaps out of "Dime", which as noted in yesterday's linebacker section, wasn't really used until Week 9 of the regular season. Seattle opted to put 6 defensive backs whenever opponents put three wide receivers on the field, removing both Aaron Curry and Leroy Hill and bypassing nickel defense looks.

S

Snaps

Total

P/T %

24-D.Grant

130

130

100.0%

36-L.Milloy

128

130

98.5%

25-J.Adams

2

130

1.5%

"5-3-3"

Used in short-yardage situations, the Seahawks used a "5-3-3" defense on 53 plays in 2009.

CBs

Snaps

Total

P/T %

23-M.Trufant

32

53

60.4%

31-K.Lucas

8

53

15.1%

26-J.Wilson

7

53

13.2%

27-J.Babineaux

5

53

9.4%

21-K.Jennings

2

53

3.8%

S

Snaps

Total

P/T %

24-D.Grant

53

53

100.0%

27-J.Babineaux

32

53

60.4%

36-L.Milloy

20

53

37.7%

The only sixteen snaps that Babineaux missed in 2009 were when Seattle used this "5-3-3" alignment and replaced him with either Lawyer Milloy or an additional cornerback.

"3-2-6"

The Seahawks used a "3-2-6" defensive alignment on 34 plays in 2009.

CBs

Snaps

Total

P/T %

27-J.Babineaux

34

34

100.0%

21-K.Jennings

34

34

100.0%

23-M.Trufant

30

34

88.2%

26-J.Wilson

22

34

64.7%

31-K.Lucas

12

34

35.3%

28-T.Fisher

4

34

11.8%

S

Snaps

Total

P/T %

24-D.Grant

34

34

100.0%

36-L.Milloy

34

34

100.0%

Like the "dime" packages, Seattle mostly used this package in the second half of the season.

"Miscellaneous Info"

Seattle ran 9 plays out of "3-1-7" look, with four corners and three safeties.

CBs

Snaps

Total

P/T %

31-K.Lucas

9

9

100.0%

21-K.Jennings

9

9

100.0%

26-J.Wilson

9

9

100.0%

23-M.Trufant

8

9

88.9%

28-T.Fisher

1

9

11.1%

 


S

Snaps

Total

P/T %

24-D.Grant

9

9

100.0%

36-L.Milloy

9

9

100.0%

27-J.Babineaux

9

9

100.0%

In the one "3-3-5" nickel play in Week 1, the cornerbacks were Jennings, Lucas, and Wilson, with Grant and Babineaux at safety.


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