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Personnel Review – Week 13 vs. San Francisco

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 13, 2010 at 4:58 pm with 24 Comments »
December 13, 2010 4:58 pm

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Offensive Personnel Groupings

Excluding penalties, the Seahawks ran 65 offensive plays out of 7 personnel groupings on Sunday.

Group Name Pass Run Total Pass% Run%
1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE “11” 16 5 21 76.2% 23.8%
2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE “21” 8 7 15 53.3% 46.7%
2 RB, 3 WR “20” 2 2 4 50.0% 50.0%
1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE “12” 12 6 18 66.7% 33.3%
2 RB, 1 WR, 2 TE “22” 3 0 3 100.0% 0.0%
1 RB, 4 WR “10” 1 0 1 100.0% 0.0%
1 RB, 1 WR, 3 TE “13” 1 2 3 33.3% 66.7%
Total 43 22 65 66.2% 33.8%

Seattle used at least two tight ends on 24 of 65 (36.9%) plays on Sunday. The last 14 plays of the game were run out of “11” personnel, with the last nine using the same running back (Leon Washington), tight end (John Carlson) and wide receivers (Deon Butler, Golden Tate, and Ruvell Martin).

The one “Wildcat” play from Sunday, a 15-yard run by Michael Robinson, was out of “11” personnel, which Seattle used on eight of ten third-down conversion attempts.

Seahawks Passing on Sunday (By Personnel Grouping)

Hasselbeck Com Att % Yards LG TD INT Sacks Sack Yd Rating
“10” 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0
“11” 9 15 60.0% 91 36 1 1 1 -8 71.8
“12” 8 12 66.7% 64 15 1 1 0 0 72.9
“13” 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 39.6
“20” 1 2 50.0% 12 0 0 0 0 0 68.8
“21” 6 8 75.0% 95 43 0 1 0 0 74.5
“22” 3 3 100.0% 23 12 0 0 0 0 98.6
Total 27 42 64.3% 285 43 2 4 1 -8 60.2

Seahawks Rushing on Sunday (By Personnel Grouping)

Group Att Yds Avg TD LG
“11” 5 23 4.6 0 15
“12” 6 8 1.3 0 3
“13” 2 5 2.5 0 5
“20” 2 7 3.5 0 4
“21” 7 41 5.9 0 17
Totals 22 84 3.8 0 17

With Robinson as lead-blocker, Marshawn Lynch ran for 24 yards on 5 carries (4.8 per). The other running play with Robinson as lead-blocker gained 1 yard, with Robinson picking up 18 yards on two fullback gives, and Leon Washington gaining 5 yards on a misdirection play.
Snap Counts (Offense)

Player Plays Total %
6-C.Whitehurst 0 65 0.0%
7-J.Losman 0 65 0.0%
8-M.Hasselbeck 65 65 100.0%
11-D.Butler 54 65 83.1%
15-B.Stokley 19 65 29.2%
20-J.Forsett 16 65 24.6%
24-M.Lynch 35 65 53.8%
26-M.Robinson 22 65 33.8%
33-L.Washington 14 65 21.5%
63-C.White 0 65 0.0%
64-M.Gibson 65 65 100.0%
65-C.Spencer 65 65 100.0%
75-S.Locklear 65 65 100.0%
76-R.Okung 65 65 100.0%
77-S.Andrews 65 65 100.0%
78-T.Polumbus 0 65 0.0%
81-G.Tate 30 65 46.2%
82-R.Martin 48 65 73.8%
86-C.Baker 28 65 43.1%
88-C.Morrah 31 65 47.7%
89-J.Carlson 28 65 43.1%

– Seattle used the same offensive line for the duration of Sunday’s game.

– Justin Forsett’s snaps were largely on plays where Seattle had 3+ WRs on the field. (13 of 16)

– Lynch was in the backfield on 22 of the 24 plays Seattle had 2+ TEs o the field.

– 10 of Washington’s 14 snaps were in 3+-WR packages.

– In what was likely his final game of the 2010 season, Butler logged 54 snaps for a second consecutive, playing in all of Seattle’s snaps with 3+ wide receivers on the field.

– Brandon Stokley last play was the fade pass intended for him that was intercepted by Nate Clements at the 10:30 mark of the 3rd quarter.

– Golden Tate logged 30 snaps for the second straight week, and fourth time this season.

– Active for just the third time in five weeks, Ruvell Martin was second among Seahawks’ receivers with 48 snaps. He had played two snaps for the team earlier this season.

– John Carlson missed last week’s game with a hip flexor, but was able to go this week. Seattle used him primarily in “11” personnel (16 of 28 snaps), with Chris Baker and Cameron Morrah getting the majority of the majority of the playing time in 2-TE and “regular”, i.e., “21” personnel.
Defensive Personnel Groupings

Excluding penalties, Seattle’s defense was on the field for 56 plays on Sunday, primarily using a base defense.

Package Pass Run Total Pass% Run%
Base 16 26 42 38.1% 61.9%
Nickel 5 0 5 100.0% 0.0%
Dime 6 0 6 100.0% 0.0%
Bandit 2 1 3 66.7% 33.3%
Total 29 27 56 51.8% 48.2%

Against Seattle’s base defense, Alex Smith completed 7-of-15 pass attempts for 59 yards and the 42-yard touchdown to Vernon Davis. Chris Clemons’ sack came out of base personnel. Seattle’s nickel defense gave up three completions in five attempts for 22 yards, including Josh Morgan’s 15-yard touchdown catch-and-run.

Seattle’s six- and seven-defensive back packages did not fare well on Sunday. Aaron Curry’s sack came as a defensive tackle in “Dime”, but on the other five snaps, Smith went 5-for-5 for 131 yards and a touchdown. When Seattle was in “Bandit”, Smith completed two passes for 43 yards.

Excluding kneel-downs, Seattle’s base defense allowed 92 yards on 24 carries
Defensive Player Snap Count

Player Plays Total %
21-K.Jennings 45 56 80.4%
23-M.Trufant 56 56 100.0%
27-J.Babineaux 22 56 39.3%
28-W.Thurmond 1 56 1.8%
29-E.Thomas 56 56 100.0%
31-K.Chancellor 3 56 5.4%
34.R.Lewis 11 56 19.6%
36-L.Milloy 56 56 100.0%
39-K.Cox 0 56 0.0%
51-L.Tatupu 56 56 100.0%
52-M.McCoy 0 56 0.0%
54-W.Herring 5 56 8.9%
57-D.Hawthorne 42 56 75.0%
58-D.Davis 5 56 8.9%
59-A.Curry 48 56 85.7%
90-C.Cole 31 56 55.4%
91-C.Clemons 42 56 75.0%
92-B.Mebane 45 56 80.4%
93-C.Terrill 24 56 42.9%
94-J.Siavii 9 56 16.1%
95-K.Balmer 28 56 50.0%
98-R.Brock 25 56 44.6%

– When the 49ers used a 2RB/2TE personnel grouping, Seattle would use a “heavy” base package, with Jordan Babineaux replacing Kelly Jennings at cornerback. Seven of those 11 snaps were in the fourth quarter, including the two kneel-downs.

– Depending on the 49ers’ personnel, Babineaux and Roy Lewis split time in Seattle’s “Nickel” defense.

– Walter Thurmond picked up one snap in “Dime”, replacing Lewis in the slot on Brian Westbrook’s 62-yard touchdown catch-and-run.

– Will Herring continues to work alongside Lofa Tatupu in Seattle’s “Nickel” package.

– Dexter Davis picked up five snaps as the “Leo” in base defense in the fourth quarter. The seventh-round pick hadn’t appeared on defense since the New Orleans game.

– In addition to 42 snaps in base defense, Aaron Curry picked up six snaps as an inside pass-rusher in “Nickel” and “Dime” defense.

– 30 of Colin Cole’s 31 snaps were in base defense.

– Chris Clemons was the “Leo” in base defense on 26 of his 42 snaps.

– Brandon Mebane played all but 11 snaps in base defense on Sunday.

– Craig Terrill’s 24 snaps were primarily split as the nose (9) or “3” technique (11) in base defense.

– When Cole was sidelined, Junior Siavii averaged 43.6 snaps per game. On Sunday, Siavii logged just 9 snaps, all of which coming as the “5” technique end in base defense.

– 25 of Kentwan Balmer’s 28 snaps were as the “5” technique end in base defense.

– Raheem Brock was the “Leo” on 9 snaps. Brock and Clemons were paired together in base defense on two third-down plays. (SF was 0-for-2 on those conversion attempts)

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    As bad as I expect our Hawks felt after that game, I expected the 9ers to feel great. Nope – they blew off their win. “Feel good today, but tomorrow morning start looking at tape of SD – tonight if possible.”

  2. SF 5-8 @SD-L, @STL-W, vAZ-W, 7-9
    STL 6-7 vKC-L, vSF-L, @SEA-W, 7-9
    SEA 6-7 vATL-L, @TB-L, vSTL-L, 6-10
    AZ 4-9 @CAR-W, vDAL-L, @SF-L 5-11

  3. chuck_easton says:


    I am going to disagree with you. There is NO way SF beats St. Louis IN St. Louis.

    Either Seattle wins here and ties St. Louis at 7-9 or St. Louis goes 8-8.

    With your scenario SF wins the Division with a 7-9 record and I don’t see that happening.

  4. Josh Wilson — what a slouch. Thank God we traded him.

    (The Wilson, Branch and Lynch trades aren’t looking so good anymore. Not that the Wilson one ever did.)

  5. chuck_easton says:

    The Branch trade is fine with me. He was never going to put out the effort here that he’s doing in NE. He was only here for the money and didn’t care to be on the field.

  6. Dukeshire says:

    Pistol with the pick 6. Good for him.

  7. bobbyj0708 says:

    Regardless as to how the remainder of this season plays out I am totally looking forward to next year. Despite another season of brutal injuries the Hawks are tied for the division lead with three games remaining. Next year the young guys get a year better, we can hopefully fill some holes in free agency and draft some more impact players and it seems this team is headed in the right direction.

    If we can get the O-line up to snuff and able to protect/open holes I’d even be happy to see Matt under center.

  8. hambone08 says:

    About one of the only things I’ll hang my hat on from this game: Okung, Gibson, Spencer, Andrews, Locklear playing all the offensive snaps.

  9. Someone needs to convince me that this Sunday against ATL is not going to be a bloodbath.

  10. Hey Ocho! relax, It isn’t going to be a bloodbath….it is going to be a flooding river of blood! (unfortunately)

  11. Hass and Jeremy Bates need to sit down with the film this week and notice: “Gee, we had 2 TEs out there on 39% of the plays! Maybe we should start targeting them?”

    Only 2 completions to TEs.
    Meanwhile 12 completions to backup WRs Martin, Butler, and Tate,
    and 4 INTs.
    Anyone else but me wish those 4 INTs were 4 short passes to TEs instead?
    We have a lot of wasted talent at TE right now.

  12. “Someone needs to convince me that this Sunday against ATL is not going to be a bloodbath.”

    Ocho, I think next Sunday is looking like a good day to go out and cut down a christmas tree.

  13. Palerydr says:

    I haven’t read every single comment so maybe this has already been discussed. Don’t you think Jeremy Bates play calling is, well to be generous, just a bit off? I mean fade routes on 4th down? Why even have that route there unless you are trying to clear out something underneath? I just get the sense that I can call what’s going to happen just by seeing which RB is in the game. If I can with the nonexistent preparation I have it seems to me that teams that do study tendencies can call what we are doing even better.

  14. SandpointHawk says:

    Smash Mouth Football…We need some Smash Mouth Football….I’ve had about enough of this cute crap.

  15. Dukeshire says:

    Lol, the “Carroll Presser” thread discusses that as well. While there is only so much he can do with the talent he has, I couldn’t agree more that some of his calls are very odd. To me at least.

  16. “Anyone else but me wish those 4 INTs were 4 short passes to TEs instead?
    We have a lot of wasted talent at TE right now”

    Well 3 to TE’s and Robinson holds onto the 4th!!

    On that note – lets not put Robinson in a pass pattern for the rest of the year!!!

  17. I like stats. The SF score stat was really bad, but the accompanying stats weren’t. There’s 5 roughly equal pieces to the Seahawks product: STs, Run-D, Run-O, Pass-D, & Pass-O.

    STs: Hawks have the best STs in the NFL, mostly because of LW, who’s a FA at the end of the season. Re-sign him, especially if there’s no cap again in 2011. If there’s gonna be a cap, then extend him now and charge his salary mostly against this season (somehow). Hope Mare can continue, but bring Mora back to call him out. Ryan’s OK, he keeps most punts from becoming TBs.

    Run-D: I know SF played without Gore, but Hawks DL held Westbrook to 2.6 yds/carry, Dixon to 4.3 (because of that one 34 yd cutback romp when SEA’s DL lost contain). If you took that one run away they held Dixon to 2 yds/carry. That’s better than they did stopping CAR’s run-game. J.Stewert got 4.4 and Goodson got 6.3. Welcome back Cole! Hawks run-DL are weakest to their right outside, then vs both A&B gaps, then to their left outside. Currently ranking 28th, Hawks gotta re-sign Mebane, FT him if necessary. Brock, Siavii, Terrill & Richardson are also ’11 FAs, but Red, Cole & Clemons are still under contract. Keep the group together unless you can get obvious upgrades, especially depth, or better natural fits to PCs defense. Red will shore up their left outside, but right outside and middle needs consistency between DL & LBs. Get better consistency between DL starters and backups play, so LBs know what to expect. This part of the team is not very demanding of additional resources, mostly better depth.

    Run-O: Beast-Force, LW & Robinson are good backs. No pressing needs there. Maybe better spikes. OL’s run-blocking is another story. Hawks OL is worst at getting stuffed (32nd in TFL), 31st in power ranking (getting 1-2 yds for 1st dn/TD), & 29th in run yards attributed to OLs & adjusted for defenses. Hawks ran for 161 yds vs CAR (mostly Lynch) on 31 carries. That’s over 5 yds/carry – pretty good. @SF, Hawks ran 9 fewer (22) times for 84 yds. That’s only 3.8 yds/carry vs a 3-4 D. Poor field, difference between 6th Run-D (SF) & 23rd Run-D (CAR), home vs away, OK, but not good enough. Hawks got behind so fast @SF that their run game disappeared, but if they had gotten ahead they would have had to run – and couldn’t. Note ATL is ranked 3rd in Run-D. OL portion of this piece of the Hawks product does need major added resources, starters and depth. As a fan, I don’t even know what scheme they’re trying to play. If it’s a ZBS, why aren’t there DL guys on the ground?

    Pass-D: SEA’s DL has an adjusted sack rate of 5.3%, ranking them 27th, but their pass defense as a team is ranked 28th. Not getting enough pressure on opposing QBs, and not defending opposing receivers well, either. Maybe we are a “WCD”? Get taller, faster, stronger, savvier CBs that can jam & tackle receivers, safeties & LBs that don’t vacate their zone responsibilities on fakes, etc. SEA is very susceptible to screens, passes to RBs, TEs, etc. Major additions are needed to make this a good piece of a ‘win-forever- Seahawks’ team.

    Pass-O: SEA’s Pass-O is ranked 29th. SEA’s OL’s Pass-pro is ranked 20th. As far as WRs go, D.Branch now ranks 6th, and SEA’s leading WR, BMW, ranks 43rd. D.Butler ranked 73rd (just below AZ’s L.Fitz @ 72nd), & Obo & Stokley are 1st & 3rd among WRs with 8-44 passes. Tate is near the bottom of that pack. For Bates ’08-DEN style offense to work, Hawks must be a running team. They aren’t. Fix that and the vertical offense can begin to work. Keeping TEs & FBs in to block and without the run game, SEA’s pass offense is doomed by defenses bracketing small, slow WRs. Once those things are fixed then the pass offense still needs starters and depth at QB, & WR.

  18. ’11 Schedule:
    Home: PHI, DC, BAL, CIN, same place NFCS team
    Away: DAL, NYG, CLE, PIT, same place NFCN team

  19. SandpointHawk says:

    Re. 2011 schedule….NYG, Pitt, Balt,& Phil….Christ on a crutch…

  20. Dukeshire says:

    Where did you see a finalized list of opponents?

  21. PS: of course the missing teams are NFCW

  22. Dukeshire says:

    Lol, yes. Thanks for the link.

  23. Thats a tough slog in 2011. They had better improve in the offseason.

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