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Category: Personnel Review

July
5th

Personnel review — Week 1 at Arizona, 2012

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) reacts to a missed pass as Arizona Cardinals free safety Kerry Rhodes (25) defends as time expires during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 20-16. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) reacts to a missed pass as Arizona Cardinals free safety Kerry Rhodes (25) defends as time expires during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 20-16. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

With July being a slow time in the NFL, I thought we should roll out some of this data on personnel groupings I charted last season. As you recall, Brian McIntyre did a wonderful job of providing this information for us during the 2010 season.

And I plan on bringing this valuable tool back on a weekly basis for the upcoming season.

So our game-by-game look at 2012 begins with Seattle’s disappointing, 20-16 opening-season loss at Arizona in Week 1.

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Sep.
8th

Two Deep: Sizing up the Seahawks

QUARTERBACKS


The skinny: Tarvaris Jackson was anointed the starter at the beginning of training camp. But if the Seahawks struggle to compete in the team’s first five regular-season games, Charlie Whitehurst could get the nod after Seattle’s bye week in October. Carroll’s not looking for an explosive playmaker from the quarterback position, but just someone who can manage the game and not turn the ball over.

Backups: Whitehurst has used the demotion to second team as motivation to have his best training camp as a Seahawk. And Josh Portis has been a pleasant surprise, showing the athleticism, poise and potential.

NO. NAME HT WT EXP COLLEGE
7 Tarvaris Jackson 2-Jun 225 6th Alabama State
6 Charlie Whitehurst 5-Jun 225 6th Clemson
2 Josh Portis 3-Jun 211 R California Univ. (Pa.)

RUNNING BACKS

The skinny:
Marshawn Lynch is expected to get the majority of the carries, with Justin Forsett and Leon Washington getting the nod on third down. Michael Robinson isn’t a traditional fullback, but is enough of a thumper in the running game and is also a standout special teams performer.

Backups: The Seahawks don’t have a runner with a similar running style as Lynch, so should he get injured, that could be a concern.

NO. NAME, POSITION HT WT EXP COLLEGE
24 Marshawn Lynch, TB 5-11 215 5 California
20 Justin Forsett, TB 5-8 198 4 California
33 Leon Washington, TB 5-8 203 6 Florida State
26 Michael Robinson, FB 6-1 240 6 Penn State

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Jan.
17th

Personnel Review – NFC Playoff vs. Chicago

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.

Brian McIntyre blogs daily at Mac’s Football Blog. You can follow Brian on Twitter, and if you’d like to e-mail him, you can always do so by clicking here.

Also, check out McIntyre’s personnel breakdown of the first Seahawks-Bears contest right here.

Offensive Personnel Groupings

Excluding penalties, the Seahawks ran 60 offensive plays out of five personnel groupings against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Group Name Pass Run Total Pass% Run%
0 RB, 5 WR, 0 TE “00″ 6 1 7 85.7% 14.3%
1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE “11″ 24 1 25 96.0% 4.0%
2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE “21″ 3 5 8 37.5% 62.5%
2 RB, 3 WR “20″ 8 3 11 72.7% 27.3%
1 RB, 4 WR “10″ 7 2 9 77.8% 22.2%
Total 48 12 60 80.0% 20.0%

During the regular season, the Seahawks used 2-TE personnel groupings on 42.3% of their offensive plays. Even after placing Chris Baker on injured reserve before the Wild Card Playoffs game against the Saints, Seattle still used two tight ends nearly 40% of the time. John Carlson’s concussion took away a large chunk of what the Seahawks want to do offensively.

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Jan.
10th

Personnel Review – NFC WC vs. New Orleans

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.

Brian McIntyre blogs daily at Mac’s Football Blog. You can follow Brian on Twitter, and if you’d like to e-mail him, you can always do so by clicking here.

Also, check out McIntyre’s personnel breakdown of the first Seahawks-Bears contest right here.

Offensive Personnel Groupings

Excluding penalties, the Seahawks ran 61 offensive plays out of six personnel groupings against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday afternoon.

Group Name Pass Run Total Pass% Run%
0 RB, 5 WR, 0 TE “00″ 4 0 4 100.0% 0.0%
1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE “11″ 8 3 11 72.7% 27.3%
2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE “21″ 4 9 13 30.8% 69.2%
2 RB, 3 WR “20″ 7 2 9 77.8% 22.2%
1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE “12″ 11 3 14 78.6% 21.4%
2 RB, 1 WR, 2 TE “22″ 2 8 10 20.0% 80.0%
Total 36 25 61 59.0% 41.0%

Seattle opened the game with the 5-WR personnel grouping, a look they hadn’t shown in 2010, but used once per quarter against New Orleans.

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Jan.
3rd

Personnel Review – Week 16 vs. St. Louis

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.

Brian McIntyre blogs daily at Mac’s Football Blog. You can follow Brian on Twitter, and if you’d like to e-mail him, you can always do so by clicking here.

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.

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Dec.
27th

Personnel Review – Week 15 vs. Tampa Bay

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.

Brian McIntyre blogs daily at Mac’s Football Blog. You can follow Brian on Twitter, and if you’d like to e-mail him, you can always do so by clicking here.

Offensive Personnel Groupings

Excluding penalties, the Seahawks ran 53 offensive plays out of 6 personnel groupings against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

Group Name Pass Run Total Pass% Run%
1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE “11″ 15 6 21 71.4% 28.6%
1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE “12″ 2 7 9 22.2% 77.8%
2 RB, 3 WR “20″ 0 2 2 0.0% 100.0%
2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE “21″ 7 7 14 50.0% 50.0%
2 RB, 1 WR, 2 TE “22″ 1 3 4 25.0% 75.0%
2 RB, 3 TE “23″ 0 3 3 0.0% 100.0%
Total 25 28 53 47.2% 52.8%

Seahawks Passing on Sunday (By Personnel Grouping)

Hasselbeck Com Att % Yards LG TD INT Sacks Sack Yd Rating
“11″ 1 1 100.0% 9 9 0 0 0 0 104.2
“12″ 1 1 100.0% 6 6 0 0 0 0 91.7
“21″ 1 2 50.0% 9 9 0 0 0 0 62.5
Total 3 4 75.0% 24 9 0 0 0 0 89.6

Whitehurst Com Att % Yards LG TD INT Sacks Sack Yd Rating
“11″ 10 13 76.9% 62 14 0 0 1 -5 86.1
“12″ 1 1 100.0% 4 4 0 0 0 0 83.3
“21″ 0 4 0.0% 0 0 0 0 1 -1 39.6
“22″ 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total 11 18 61.1% 66 0 0 0 3 -6 68.3

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Dec.
20th

Personnel Review – Week 14 vs. Atlanta

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.

Brian McIntyre blogs daily at Mac’s Football Blog. You can follow Brian on Twitter, and if you’d like to e-mail him, you can always do so by clicking here.

Offensive Personnel Groupings

Excluding penalties, the Seahawks ran 56 offensive plays out of 8 personnel groupings against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Group Name Pass Run Total Pass% Run%
1 RB, 4 WR “10″ 1 0 1 100.0% 0.0%
1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE “11″ 13 2 15 86.7% 13.3%
1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE “12″ 8 8 16 50.0% 50.0%
1 RB, 1 WR, 3 TE “13″ 1 2 3 33.3% 66.7%
2 RB, 3 WR “20″ 3 2 5 60.0% 40.0%
2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE “21″ 5 2 7 71.4% 28.6%
2 RB, 1 WR, 2 TE “22″ 4 3 7 57.1% 42.9%
2 RB, 3 TE “23″ 0 2 2 0.0% 100.0%
Total 35 21 56 62.5% 37.5%

Seahawks Passing on Sunday (By Personnel Grouping)

Combined, Seahawks completed 18-of-33 pass attempts for 154 yards with 2 interceptions and 2 sacks for -11 yards. Below is a breakdown of how each quarterback did, by personnel group:

Hasselbeck Com Att % Yards LG TD INT Sacks SYD Rating
“10″ 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0
“11″ 3 3 100.0% 19 11 0 0 0 0 93.1
“12″ 5 7 71.4% 44 17 0 0 0 0 87.8
“20″ 1 2 50.0% 5 0 0 0 0 0 56.3
“21″ 1 2 50.0% 3 3 0 0 0 0 56.3
“22″ 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0 1 1 -4 0.0
Total 10 17 58.8% 71 17 0 2 1 -4 28.9

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Whitehurst Com Att % Yards LG TD INT Sacks SYD Rating
“11″ 4 9 44.4% 24 8 0 0 1 -7 51.6
“12″ 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 39.6
“13″ 1 1 100.0% 17 17 0 0 0 0 118.8
“20″ 1 1 100.0% 4 4 0 0 0 0 83.3
“21″ 1 3 33.3% 7 7 0 0 0 0 42.4
“22″ 1 1 100.0% 31 31 0 0 0 0 118.8
Total 8 16 50.0% 83 31 0 0 1 -7 65.4

Dec.
13th

Personnel Review – Week 13 vs. San Francisco

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.

Brian McIntyre blogs daily at Mac’s Football Blog. You can follow Brian on Twitter, and if you’d like to e-mail him, you can always do so by clicking here.

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.

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