Seahawks Insider

Answers to your questions, vol. 78

Post by News Tribune Staff on Dec. 20, 2006 at 9:50 pm with No Comments »
December 20, 2006 9:50 pm

There are a few reasons Seneca Wallace has the Seahawks’ longest run this season. First, Wallace is probably faster than Shaun Alexander or Maurice Morris, which is unusual for a quarterback. Second, the offensive line’s problems have been well documented. They have started seven combinations in 14 games. Seattle has not gotten consistent play from that group. Third, Alexander’s injury has deprived him of carries while affecting his play in some other games. Fourth, they went back to Alexander just as Morris was finding a rhythm. This is looking like a lost season offensively. …


Abraganza: There are not enough carries from Tiger personnel to determine much there. Alexander’s yards per carry had been in the 6s from that personnel group, but the average came down against the 49ers. Strong might not be having a great year, but it’s not like Seattle is getting great blocking from its tight ends, either (the Tiger group features one back, two receivers and two tight ends). …


NOTE: Our full season-to-date personnel breakdown is here. …


IDHawkman/klm008: I don’t know of anyone else in San Diego (or anywhere in the media, really) who is breaking down personnel in the manner the way we do. It’s probably less relevant in some other cities because few teams use personnel groupings to the extend Holmgren does here. Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe is breaking down some Patriots personnel stuff on his blog, but I haven’t seen much beyond that. Brock Huard said he thinks the Hawks will see a lot of two-back, two-tight from San Diego. That is the “U” personnel group that Kansas City and San Francisco have used pretty successfully against Seattle. …


Luckman15: Peyton Manning is in another realm. Put him on the Seahawks last season and it’s not like Seattle would have missed the Super Bowl. Put him on the Patriots any year, I contend, and that team would be no worse off. That is my take. Back Manning with a Belichick defense and he’ll be a Super Bowl quarterback too. I mean, really, does anyone think Jake Delhomme or Mark Rypien or Chris Chandler had some sort of Super Bowl-reaching magic that Peyton Manning lacks? …


Utayo: I can’t predict what Holmgren might do but I would be surprised if he resigned or was let go after the season.

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