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Midseason personnel review — defense

Post by Eric Williams on Nov. 10, 2010 at 10:02 am with 7 Comments »
November 10, 2010 10:21 am

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Seahawks Mid-Season Defensive Personnel Review

Package Pass Run Total Pass% Run%
Base 146 183 329 44.4% 55.6%
Nickel 69 20 89 77.5% 22.5%
Dime 50 8 58 86.2% 13.8%
3*2*6 20 1 21 95.2% 4.8%
Bandit 36 1 37 97.3% 2.7%
5*3*3 5 13 18 27.8% 72.2%
Total 326 226 552 59.1% 40.9%

Opponents Passing Plays (vs. Seahawks Personnel Grouping)

Package COM ATT % YDS LG TD INT SACK Yds Rating
Base 86 138 62.3% 1189 69 3 2 8 -35 91.1
Nickel 33 65 50.8% 556 67 3 1 4 -36 89
Dime 24 48 50.0% 279 34 3 2 2 -15 71.4
3*2*6 10 19 52.6% 126 34 0 1 1 -7 51.6
Bandit 13 30 43.3% 142 22 1 0 6 -41 69
5*3*3 2 5 40.0% 6 3 1 0 0 0 87.5
Total 168 305 55.1% 2298 69 11 6 21 -134 83.2

Opponents Running Plays (by Seahawks Personnel Grouping)

Package Att Yds Avg TD LG
Base 183 789 4.3 3 49
Nickel 20 78 3.9 0 30
Dime 8 23 2.9 1 6
3*2*6 1 1 1.0 1 1
Bandit 1 8 8.0 0 8
5*3*3 13 2 0.2 2 4
Total 226 901 4.0 7 49

Defensive Player Snap Count

Player Snaps Total P/T %
21-K.Jennings 348 552 63.0%
23-M.Trufant 492 552 89.1%
27-J.Babineaux 220 552 39.9%
28-W.Thurmond 161 552 29.2%
29-E.Thomas 524 552 94.9%
30-N.Ness 44 552 8.0%
31-K.Chancellor 73 552 13.2%
34.R.Lewis 170 552 30.8%
36-L.Milloy 489 552 88.6%
39-K.Cox 22 552 4.0%
51-L.Tatupu 541 552 98.0%
52-M.McCoy 0 552 0.0%
54-W.Herring 160 552 29.0%
56-L.Hill 0 552 0.0%
57-D.Hawthorne 344 552 62.3%
58-D.Davis 59 552 10.7%
59-A.Curry 377 552 68.3%
73-F.Okam 0 552 0.0%
79-R.Bryant 281 552 50.9%
90-C.Cole 273 552 49.5%
91-C.Clemons 398 552 72.1%
92-B.Mebane 182 552 33.0%
93-C.Terrill 170 552 30.8%
94-J.Siavii 172 552 31.2%
95-K.Balmer 231 552 41.8%
97-E.Wilson 29 552 5.3%
98-R.Brock 279 552 50.5%
99-J.Richardson 22 552 4.0%

– Jennings, Trufant, Thurmond, Ness, and Cox have played exclusively as outside cornerbacks in base and 5+ defensive backs packages.

– Babineaux has manned the slot in 5+ defensive back packages, was one of two cornerbacks for one play in base defense vs. Oakland. The versatile Babineaux has also logged time as a strong safety in base and nickel packages this season.

– Thomas had played in every snap this season until missing the final play of the first half in Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants. Thomas returned to action, but played sparingly in the final quarter.

– Chancellor played sparingly the first month of his NFL career (5 snaps in 4 games) before emerging as a safety in “Bandit” after the bye. Chancellor picked up snaps at free safety for Thomas last week against the Giants.

– Lewis’ snaps have comes as slot corner in 5+ defensive back packages.

– The team’s leading tackler (45) this season, Tatupu played every defensive snap until exiting the Giants game in the 4th quarter. Tatupu had 193 snaps in an injury-plagued 2009.

– Herring has been the nickel linebacker next to Tatupu, and has also picked up snaps in base and short-yardage situations for Hawthorne & Curry, and when Hawthorne replaced Tatupu at middle linebacker against New York.

– Aside from one snap in nickel against the Giants, Hawthorne’s plays this season have been in base or short-yardage packages.

– Davis’ snaps have come as the defensive end in base and 5+ defensive back packages.

– Primarily the strong-side linebacker, Curry has also rushed the passer from defensive end and tackle positions on obvious passing downs.

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  1. Back to the offense for a sec., I would give Bates play calling an F, straight up.

  2. Dukeshire says:

    6 sacks out of the Bandit in 37 sets is solid. Although I suspect most of those came against the Bears, it still goes to show how putting yourself in favorable situations (3rd and long, playing with a lead, field position, etc…) allows the defense to dictate the action rather than simply react. And the teams that do that more often are going to be more successful.

    The base unit really needs to tighten up their pass D. 62% completion percentage is awful (13+ yards per completion to boot). And since I presume they have run that on 1st down the overwhelming majority of the time, that means teams are in 2nd manageable 3rd and short situations. That’s got to get better the second half of the season. (4.3 per rush is lower than I suspected considering the injuries up front the past 3 weeks.)

  3. McIntyre does good work. I don’t like to see stats compiled from multiple games though, as it sort of hides the real story of what happened each game. What the D was doing against NYG bore little resemblance to what they were able to do in their wins against Chicago and AZ. Comparing differences game by game tells the story a bit better.

  4. Dukeshire says:

    I love the weekly breakdowns as well. Thankfully he’s still putting them out.

  5. maddog12 says:

    Danny O reports Hass cleared to play.

  6. yakimahawk says:

    Hello everyone, new member here from Yakima with a comment/question for Eric. In your Monday morning chat someone asked you about Kellen Moore and your take was that he did not have a strong arm or the arm strength was less than the staff was looking for. I have been following him through high school and now college and I can personally attest that his arm is stronger than Hasselbecks ever has been. Have you seen the deep balls this guy throws? They are spot on every time and 55-65 yards downfield. So my question is this. Wouldn’t it be best if the Hawks drafted OL DL in the 1st couple rounds then traded up to get Moore(if he comes out) rather than deal with another first round QB bust? IMO only Luck has the QB ability/mind to do really well that is projected first round pick. BTW I was at the Giants game and if anyome thinks that Whithurst in his 5th year can play QB in this league I want in on whatever ya been drinking!

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