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Personnel Review – Week 16 vs. St. Louis

Post by Eric Williams on Jan. 3, 2011 at 10:38 pm with 6 Comments »
January 3, 2011 10:38 pm

Editor’s note: Brian McIntyre regularly covers the Seattle Seahawks and the rest of the NFL on his own football blog, and has graciously agreed to provide his weekly personnel files on the Seahawks here each week. We welcome him to Seahawks Insider.

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Offensive Personnel Groupings

Excluding penalties, the Seahawks ran 71 offensive plays out of seven personnel groupings against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday night.

Group Name Pass Run Total Pass% Run%
1 RB, 4 WR “10” 2 0 2 100.0% 0.0%
1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE “11” 11 3 14 78.6% 21.4%
1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE “12” 6 3 9 66.7% 33.3%
1 RB, 1 WR, 3 TE “13” 5 0 5 100.0% 0.0%
2 RB, 3 WR “20” 5 2 7 71.4% 28.6%
2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE “21” 6 16 22 27.3% 72.7%
2 RB, 1 WR, 2 TE “22” 1 11 12 8.3% 91.7%
Total 36 35 71 50.7% 49.3%

Seattle opened with a 3-TE look, with Chris Baker on the line and Cameron Morrah and John Carlson split wide to one side. The Seahawks showed this look four times—three times on 1st-and-10 and one 2nd-and-13, but never ran the ball out of this personnel grouping/formation…31 of the 41 plays the Seahawks ran out with two running backs came in the second half…All seven plays run out of “20” personnel featured Justin Forsett and Leon Washington on the field, including three plays with Washington split wide as the Seahawks had two receivers stacked on each side. Washington caught an 8-yard screen the first time they showed this formation. The third time they showed it was on Forsett’s 21-yard run on 2nd-and-17 in the third quarter.

Charlie Whitehurst Passing on Sunday (By Personnel Grouping)

Whitehurst Com Att % Yards LG TD INT Rating
“10” 2 2 100.0% 63 61 0 0 118.8
“11” 5 11 45.5% 38 16 0 0 54.4
“12” 5 6 83.3% 6 5 1 0 118.8
“13” 3 5 60.0% 23 13 0 0 71.3
“20” 4 5 80.0% 32 10 0 0 93.3
“21” 3 6 50.0% 30 13 0 0 64.6
“22” 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0 0 39.6
Total 22 36 61.1% 192 61 1 0 84.5

Seattle did not yield an official quarterback sack on Sunday night. A four-yard sack, which was negated by a defensive holding penalty, occurred when the Seahawks were in “11” personnel on the opening drive.

Seahawks Rushing on Sunday (By Personnel Grouping)

Group Att Yds Avg TD LG
“11” 3 7 2.3 0 4
“12” 3 16 5.3 0 12
“20” 2 24 12.0 0 21
“21” 16 88 5.5 0 24
“22” 11 6 0.5 0 5
Totals 35 141 4.0 0 24

Lynch finished with 75 yards on 20 carries, despite having four carries for negative (-13) yardage…Four of the carries out of “21” personnel were runs by Whitehurst, which gained 23 yards. Whitehurst gained 14 yards on three scrambles, and gained 9 yards on a bootleg…Two of the runs out of “22” personnel were kneel-downs at the end of the first- and second-half.
Snap Counts (Offense)

Player Plays Total %
6-C.Whitehurst 71 71 100.0%
7-J.Losman 0 71 0.0%
8-M.Hasselbeck 0 71 0.0%
17-M.Williams 63 71 88.7%
20-J.Forsett 30 71 42.3%
24-M.Lynch 40 71 56.3%
26-M.Robinson 34 71 47.9%
33-L.Washington 8 71 11.3%
63-C.White 0 71 0.0%
64-M.Gibson 71 71 100.0%
65-C.Spencer 71 71 100.0%
69-C.Pitts 4 71 5.6%
75-S.Locklear 71 71 100.0%
76-R.Okung 67 71 94.4%
78-T.Polumbus 71 71 100.0%
81-G.Tate 7 71 9.9%
82-R.Martin 22 71 31.0%
87-B.Obomanu 58 71 81.7%
86-C.Baker 34 71 47.9%
88-C.Morrah 23 71 32.4%
89-J.Carlson 36 71 50.7%

– Forsett was the single-back in 20 of his 30 snaps.

– Lynch’s 40 snaps were his most since his logging 50 snaps against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 7.

– Robinson’s 34 snaps were a season-high. 26 of his snaps were in the second half.

– In addition to his seven snaps in “20” personnel (noted above), Washington received one snap in “21” personnel.

– Williams’ 63 snaps gives him 567 on the season, most among Seattle’s wide receivers.

– Tate picked up one snap in “21” personnel in addition to the six he played when Seattle had 3+ receivers on the field.

– Martin was the #3 receiver, playing in 21 on the 23 snaps where the Seahawks used 3+ receivers.

– Obomanu’s 58 snaps gave him 442 on the season, third-most among Seattle’s wide receivers.

– In addition to logging eight snaps in “21” personnel, Baker was on the field for all 26 of the plays Seattle used 2+ tight ends.

– Morrah was split or flexed of the line of scrimmage on 11 of his 23 snaps.

– 21 of Carlson’s 36 snaps were in the second half.
Defensive Personnel Groupings

Excluding penalties, the Seahawks defense was on the field for a season-low 54 plays on Sunday night.

Package Pass Run Total Pass% Run%
Base 18 10 28 64.3% 35.7%
Nickel 11 4 15 73.3% 26.7%
Dime 5 0 5 100.0% 0.0%
Bandit 5 1 6 83.3% 16.7%
Total 39 15 54 72.2% 27.8%

Defensive Player Snap Count

Player Plays Total %
21-K.Jennings 47 54 87.0%
23-M.Trufant 54 54 100.0%
27-J.Babineaux 32 54 59.3%
28-W.Thurmond 12 54 22.2%
29-E.Thomas 54 54 100.0%
31-K.Chancellor 6 54 11.1%
32-M.Brown 0 54 0.0%
36-L.Milloy 54 54 100.0%
39-K.Cox 0 54 0.0%
51-L.Tatupu 54 54 100.0%
52-M.McCoy 0 54 0.0%
54-W.Herring 15 54 27.8%
57-D.Hawthorne 28 54 51.9%
58-D.Davis 0 54 0.0%
59-A.Curry 43 54 79.6%
90-C.Cole 37 54 68.5%
91-C.Clemons 47 54 87.0%
92-B.Mebane 42 54 77.8%
93-C.Terrill 8 54 14.8%
95-K.Balmer 23 54 42.6%
98-R.Brock 34 54 63.0%
99-J.Richardson 4 54 7.4%

– Jennings was replaced by Babineaux in base defense when the Rams were in “22” personnel (2RB/2TE).

– Trufant, Thomas, and Milloy did not miss a play on Sunday.

– In addition to his seven snaps in base defense, Babineaux was in for all the snaps in “Bandit” and “Dime”, and 14 of the 15 snaps in nickel.

– Thurmond played in the slot in “Bandit” and “Dime”, and logged one snap as the nickel cornerback late in the first half.

– Chancellor’s snaps were in “Bandit”.

– Tatupu logged every snap for the 13th time this season.

– After missing last week’s game against the Buccaneers, Herring resumed his role as the team’s nickel linebacker.

– Hawthorne’s snaps were relegated to base defense.

– Curry logged 28 snaps in base, and picked up snaps as the nose tackle in “Bandit” and as an inside pass-rusher in nickel and dime personnel.

– Cole played the nose in 26 of the 28 snaps in base, and eleven snaps in nickel.

– Clemons was the “Leo” on 20 snaps, with Brock playing the “Leo” on seven others. Brock and Clemons both played defensive end on one play, (3-yard completion on 3rd-and-2 in the 3rd quarter, which Clemons was flagged for unnecessary roughness) and were the defensive end pairings on all plays in nickel, dime, and “Bandit”.

– Mebane was the “3” technique on 26 of the base defense snaps. Mebane and Cole were paired together for 24 of the 28 base defense snaps. Mebane’s remaining 16 snaps were in nickel and dime packages.

– Terrill had two snaps as the “3” technique, two snaps as the nose tackle, and logged four snaps in nickel.

– Balmer and Richardson’s snaps were as the “5” technique in base defense.

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  1. SEA @ NO, 11/12/10
    SEA’s Rushing: 17 ATT, 58 YDS, 3.4 AVG, 17 LG, 0 TD
    NO’s Rushing: 29 ATT, 112 YDS, 3.9 AVG, 24 LG, 1 TD
    (both P.Thomas & R.Bush were inactive for that game)

    SEA’s Passing (M.Hasselbeck) 44 ATT 32 CMP 366 YDS 0/0 SK/YD 1 TD 68 LG 0 IN 104.9 RT

    Longest Plays for Seattle
    Yds Qtr Play Start Play Description
    68 1st (9:18) 2-18-SEA 22 pass dp rt to M.Williams to NO 10 for 68 yds (J.Greer).
    42 1st (1:24) 1-10-SEA 30 pass dp rt to B.Obomanu to NO 28 for 42 yds (J.Greer). pass 40, YAC 2
    23 2nd (1:00) 1-10-SEA 40 pass dp rt to B.Obomanu to NO 37 for 23 yds (J.Greer). pass 22, YAC 1
    18 2nd (:09) 2-30-NO 43 (Shotgun) pass st middle to B.Stokley to NO 25 for 18 yds (S.Shanle). pass 5, YAC 13
    15 2nd (3:39) 3-7-NO 41 (Shotgun) pass st lt to M.Williams to NO 26 for 15 yds (T.Porter). pass 10, YAC 5
    14 2nd (:42) 1-10-NO 37 pass st lt to B.Stokley ran ob at NO 23 for 14 yds. pass 12, YAC 2
    13 4th (11:10) 3-5-SEA 25 (Shotgun) pass st rt to B.Stokley to SEA 38 for 13 yds (L.Torrence). pass 8, YAC 5
    12 2nd (2:51) 3-7-NO 23 (Shotgun) pass st lt to B.Stokley to NO 11 for 12 yds (J.Vilma,T.Porter). pass 10, YAC 2
    12 4th (10:39) 1-10-SEA 38 (Shotgun) scramble up the middle to SEA 50 for 12 yds (S.Shanle).
    11 2nd (4:49) 1-10-SEA 45 pass st lt to B.Obomanu to NO 44 for 11 yds (U.Young). pass -4, YAC 15
    NO’s D-Starters Season Stats:
    RCB Jabari Greer #33, 5-11/180, 7 yrs, 61 (54/7) tkl, 2 Int, 12 PD, 1 TD
    FS Malcolm Jenkins #27, 6-0/204, 2 yrs, 64 (54/10) tkl, 1 FF, 1 sack, 2 Int, 12 PD, 1 TD
    (in that game U.Young played FS as both M.Jenkins and D.Sharper were inactive)
    RDE Will Smith #91, 6-3/282, 7 yrs, 39 (34/5) tkl, 1 FF, 1 Int, 5.5 sacks, 5 PD
    SLB Danny Clark #55, 6-2/233, 11 yrs, 59 (47/12) tkl, 1 FF, 1 PD
    RDT Remi Ayodele #92, 6-2/318, 4 yrs, 37 (21/16) tkl, 1 FF, 1 sack, 1 PD
    MLB Jonathan Vilma #51, 6-1/230, 7 yrs, 105 (71/34) tkl, 3 FF, 1 Int, 4 sacks, 3 PD
    LDT Sedrick Ellis #98, 6-1/307, 3 yrs 44 (30/14) tkl 2 FF 6 sacks, 2 PD
    WLB Scott Shanle #58, 6-2/245, 8 yrs, 66 (47/19) tkl, 1 FF, 2 PD
    LDE Alex Brown #96, 6-3/260, 9 yrs, 39 (32/7) tkl, 1 FF, 2 sacks, 3 PD
    SS Roman Harper #41, 6-1/200, 98 (76/22) tkl, 6 FF, 1 Int, 3 sacks, 8 PD
    LCB Tracy Porter #22, 5-11/186, 53 (39/14) tkl,1 Int, 5 PD

    NO’s Passing (D.Brees) 43 ATT 29 CMP 382 YDS 0/0 SK/YD 4 TD 32 LG 2 IN 106.9 RT

    Longest Plays for New Orleans
    Yds Qtr Play Start Play Description
    32 3rd (12:25) 1-10-SEA 32 (Shotgun) pass dp rt to R.Meachem for 32 yds, TD. pass 28, YAC 4
    29 4th (14:16) 3-10-SEA 43 (Shotgun) pass dp rt to L.Moore pushed ob at SEA 14 for 29 yds (W.Thurmond). pass 27, YAC 2
    27 3rd (9:39) 2-14-SEA 46 (Shotgun) pass st rt to J.Graham to SEA 19 for 27 yds (L.Milloy, J.Babineaux). pass 15, YAC 12
    25 2nd (1:27) 1-10-NO 48 (Shotgun) pass st lt to L.Betts to SEA 27 for 25 yds (L.Milloy). pass 2, YAC 23
    24 1st (2:41) 3-1-SEA 29 C.Ivory right end pushed ob at SEA 5 for 24 yds (E.Thomas).
    23 2nd (10:23) 2-9-SEA 23 pass dp lt to M.Colston for 23 yds, TD. SEA-E.Thomas was injured during the play. pass 16, YAC 7
    22 2nd (1:02) 2-5-SEA 22 (Shotgun) pass dp lt to M.Colston for 22 yds, TD. pass 20, YAC 2
    19 3rd (14:15) 3-3-NO 27 (Shotgun) pass dp rt to J.Graham ran ob at NO 46 for 19 yds (D.Hawthorne). pass 16, YAC 3
    17 3rd (13:08) 2-5-SEA 49 (Shotgun) pass st middle to D.Henderson to SEA 32 for 17 yds (W.Thurmond). pass 13, YAC 4
    16 2nd (8:22) 3-10-SEA 28 (Shotgun) pass st rt to M.Colston to SEA 12 for 16 yds (W.Thurmond). pass 13, YAC 3
    SEA’s D-Starters Season Stats:
    RCB Kelly Jennings #21, 5-11/180, 5 yrs, 40 (35/5) tkl, 1 Int, 13 PD
    FS Earl Thomas #29, 5-10/202, R, 75 (64/11) tkl, 1 FF, 5 Int, 7 PD
    RDE Kentwan Balmer #95, 6-5/315, 3 yrs, 43 (28/15) tkl, 1 PD
    SLB Aaron Curry #59, 6-2/255, 2 yrs, 73 (60/13) tkl, 2 FF, 3.5 sacks, 1 PD
    RDT Colin Cole #90, 6-2/328, 8 yrs, 44 (36/8) tkl, 5 PD
    MLB Lofa Tatupu #51, 6-0/250, 6 yrs, 82 (53/29) tkl, 2 FF, 1 Int, 8 PD, 1 TD
    LDT Brandon Mebane #92, 6-1/311, 4 yrs, 31 (19/12) tkl, 1 sack, 2 PD
    WLB David Hawthorne #57, 6-0/246, 3 yrs, 106 (75/31) tkl, 2 FF, 1 Int, 4 PD
    LDE Chris Clemons #91, 6-3/254, 7 yrs, 49 (33/16) tkl, 1 FF, 11 sacks, 4 PD
    SS Lawyer Milloy #36, 6-0/211, 15 yrs, 88 (61/27) tkl, 1 FF, 4 sacks, 3 PD
    LCB Marcus Trufant #23, 5-11/197, 8 yrs, 80 (65/15) tkl, 1 FF, 1 Int, 8 PD, 1 TD

    http://blog.thenewstribune.com/seahawks/2010/11/22/personnel-review-week-10-vs-new-orleans/

  2. Dukeshire says:

    I think Brian made one mistake here regarding Brock and Clemons. He says they were paired as ends on only one Base play, and ends in all Nickel, Dime and Bandit packages. But from re-watching the game, I had them paired 6 times in base sets and Brock’s snap count would seem to confirm that.

    I really like that Seattle went with bigger packages (21,22) more in the second half. That would seem to be a change from how Bates has designed his game plans for most of the season. If they’re within only a score or two of the Saints Saturday, I like to see the same thing (or if they are leading, of course).

    In any case, I love these breakdowns.

  3. Does anyone know when Baker got hurt in the game. I don’t remember seeing him down on the field. I could be wrong – but fractured hip and then just goes off the field – guy has got to be tough

  4. Palerydr says:

    Looking at the Saints schedule the most simple factor that the Hawks need to control is turnovers the great equalizer. When the Saints turn the ball over they have a tendency to lose. I don’t know how they are gonna do it but the Hawks HAVE to run the ball with some success. I noticed in the second half almost all their runs and all the big runs were to the right side.

  5. yakimahawk says:

    Trade Tatupu, Jennings, Trufant, Lynch, Hasselbeck, Whitehurst heck I dont care trade everyone just get Andrew Luck. Wow this guy will be fantastic!

  6. yakimahawk says:

    Does anyone know when Baker got hurt in the game. I don’t remember seeing him down on the field. I could be wrong – but fractured hip and then just goes off the field – guy has got to be tough

    I believe baker got hurt in the 4th quater covering a kick return..

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