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Midseason personnel review — offense

Post by Eric Williams on Nov. 9, 2010 at 12:59 pm with 2 Comments »
November 9, 2010 1:00 pm

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Seahawks offensive plays by personnel grouping

Group Name Pass Run Total Pass % Run %
1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE “11” 138 55 193 71.5% 28.5%
1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE “12” 67 67 134 50.0% 50.0%
2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE “21” 36 35 71 50.7% 49.3%
2 RB, 1 WR, 2 TE “22” 17 23 40 42.5% 57.5%
1 RB, 1 WR, 3 TE “13” 6 3 9 66.7% 33.3%
1 RB, 4 WR “10” 6 1 7 85.7% 14.3%
2 RB, 3 WR “20” 6 0 6 100.0% 0.0%
0 RB, 4WR, 1 TE “01” 4 0 4 100.0% 0.0%
2 RB, 3 TE “23” 1 3 4 25.0% 75.0%
0 RB, 3 WR, 2TE “02” 1 0 1 100.0% 0.0%
Fake FG “FFG” 0 1 1 0.0% 100.0%
Total 282 188 470 60.0% 40.0%

Excluding the fake field goal, the Seahawks have had an “Ace” backfield (one-back) for 73.1% of their 469 offensive plays this season.

Another by-product of not having a true fullback on the 53-man roster is the increase in 2+ tight end personnel groupings. After back-to-back seasons of using two-tight end sets on less than 16% of their offensive snaps, the Seahawks have had two-tight ends on 40.1% of the 469 offensive plays this season.

The Seahawks have had at least three wide receivers on the field for 45% of their offensive plays.

Seahawks Passing Numbers (by Personnel Grouping)

Group Com Att % Yards TD INT Sacks Sack Yd Rating
“11” 75 125 60.0% 769 3 2 13 -66 79.1
“12” 33 60 55.0% 334 1 4 7 -52 48.9
“21” 18 36 50.0% 310 0 3 0 0 44.9
“22” 10 15 66.7% 54 1 0 2 -13 94.9
“13” 4 6 66.7% 32 1 0 0 0 119.4
“10” 2 6 33.3% 6 0 0 0 0 42.4
“20” 4 6 66.7% 27 0 0 0 0 76.4
“01” 2 4 50.0% 20 1 0 0 0 104.2
“02” 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0 0 0 39.6
“23” 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0 0 0 39.6
Total 148 260 56.9% 1552 7 9 22 -131 68.9

The passing totals include the 28-yard pass play from Michael Robinson to Leon Washington, which was run out of “21” personnel.

Seahawks Rushing Numbers (by Personnel Grouping)

Group Att Yds Avg LG TD
“11” 55 232 4.2 21 2
“12” 67 262 3.9 32 0
“21” 35 165 4.7 39 0
“22” 23 20 0.9 6 0
“13” 3 -2 -0.7 0 0
“10” 1 1 1.0 1 0
“23” 3 0 0.0 1 2
“FFG 1 -9 -9.0 -9 0
Total 188 669 3.6 39 4

These rushing totals include botched fake field goal attempt, as well as 16 runs by Seahawks quarterbacks Matt Hasselbeck and Charlie Whitehurst. Of the 16 runs, six were kneel-downs (all out of “22” personnel), three were quarterback sneaks (all out of “11” personnel), and one was a designed bootleg out of “12” personnel in the 4th quarter of the Arizona game.

One of the rushing plays was the aborted snap in the 3rd quarter against the Giants, with the ‘Hawks in “11” personnel.

What remains are five scrambles, all by Hasselbeck. Three of the scrambles gained 28 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown against Denver, when the Seahawks were in “11” personnel. Hasselbeck scored a touchdown on a play-action bootleg play out of “23” personnel from the 1-yard line against San Francisco. Hasselbeck also had a 3-yard scramble on a 1st-and-10 play out of “22” personnel against the 49ers.

Offensive Player Snap Count (through 8 games)

Below is a look at each offensive player’s snap counts, including the fake field goal attempt against the St. Louis Rams in Week 4, and that player’s playing-time percentage based on the total number of offensive plays the Seahawks have run this season.

Player Snaps Total P/T %
6-C.Whitehurst 40 470 8.5%
8-M.Hasselbeck 429 470 91.3%
9-J.Ryan 1 470 0.2%
10-O.Mare 1 470 0.2%
11-D.Butler 311 470 66.2%
15-B.Stokley 83 470 17.7%
17-M.Williams 313 470 66.6%
20-J.Forsett 262 470 55.7%
22-J.Jones 30 470 6.4%
24-M.Lynch 125 470 26.6%
26-M.Robinson 83 470 17.7%
32-Q.Ganther 31 470 6.6%
33-L.Washington 53 470 11.3%
49-C.Gresham 1 470 0.2%
50-B.Hamilton 365 470 77.7%
60-M.Unger 47 470 10.0%
64-M.Gibson 70 470 14.9%
65-C.Spencer 470 470 100.0%
66-M.Wrotto 0 470 0.0%
67-A.Barbre 0 470 0.0%
68-B.Giacomini 0 470 0.0%
69-C.Pitts 87 470 18.5%
75-S.Locklear 443 470 94.3%
76-R.Okung 107 470 22.8%
77-S.Andrews 423 470 90.0%
78-T.Polumbus 340 470 72.3%
81-G.Tate 111 470 23.6%
83-D.Branch 185 470 39.4%
85-A.McCoy 17 470 3.6%
86-C.Baker 178 470 37.9%
87-B.Obomanu 100 470 21.3%
88-C.Morrah 19 470 4.0%
89-J.Carlson 445 470 94.7%

Inside the Snap Counts

– Forsett has 146 snaps in “11” personnel, most among Seattle’s running backs. On the six plays run out of “20” personnel, Forsett was paired with Julius Jones (1) and Leon Washington (5).

– More than half (67) of Lynch’s 125 snaps have come in “12” personnel.

– Washington has received snaps in seven personnel groupings, but has primarily been the single-back in “11” personnel. (27 of 53 offensive snaps)

– Mike Gibson picked up one snap as a fullback in “22” personnel vs. Oakland in Week 8.

– Butler is 20 plays away from the amount he played during his rookie season.

– Stokley has been used exclusively in 3-WR packages.

– Williams leads the receivers in snaps in “21” personnel (46 of 71) and “12” personnel (96 of 134) this season.

– 74 of Tate’s 111 snaps (66.7%) have come in 3- or 4-WR packages.

– All four tight ends have played in “12” personnel.

– Carlson has been the one tight end in “11” on 191 of 193 snaps. Baker logged the other two.

Offensive Line Snap Count

Through eight games, the Seahawks have used eight offensive line combinations:

LT LG C RG RT Plays %
Polumbus Gibson Spencer Unger Locklear 14 3.0%
Polumbus Hamilton Spencer Unger Locklear 33 7.0%
Polumbus Hamilton Spencer Andrews Locklear 228 48.6%
Okung Hamilton Spencer Andrews Polumbus 27 5.8%
Okung Hamilton Spencer Andrews Locklear 76 16.2%
Okung Gibson Spencer Andrews Locklear 4 0.9%
Polumbus Pitts Spencer Andrews Locklear 37 7.9%
Pitts Gibson Spencer Andrews Locklear 50 10.7%
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Leave a comment Comments → 2
  1. Dukeshire says:

    Terrific breakdown. One of the more disappointing things I see initially, is how poor they are in their Pro set (“21″) and Ace (“12″) two of the most common and simple formations teams run. And while both very balanced, yield horrific results. The offense simply must get better in their base packages if they are to move forward. Perhaps continuity up front with their best linemen will help, but a 1-7 TD to INT ratio is pathetic.

  2. princeaden says:

    Was it ever reported exactly what Red Bryant’s injury to the knee is?

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