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Personnel Review – Week 14 vs. Atlanta

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December 20, 2010 7:58 am

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


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

Seahawks Rushing on Sunday (By Personnel Grouping)

Group Att Yds Avg TD LG
“11″ 2 9 4.5 0 6
“12″ 8 46 5.8 0 14
“13″ 2 11 5.5 0 6
“20″ 2 12 6.0 0 9
“21″ 2 2 1.0 0 2
“22″ 3 9 3.0 0 6
“23″ 2 2 1.0 2 1
Totals 21 91 4.3 2 14

Both runs out of “13” personnel were scrambles by quarterbacks Hasselbeck and Whitehurst, who had additional scrambles out of “11” (3 yards) and “23” personnel, on which he scored a 1-yard touchdown…With a lead-blocker, Marshawn Lynch had 5 carries for 14 yards and a touchdown. In single-back sets, Lynch had 7 carries for 46 yards.
Snap Counts (Offense)

Player Plays Total %
6-C.Whitehurst 24 56 42.9%
7-J.Losman 0 56 0.0%
8-M.Hasselbeck 32 56 57.1%
15-B.Stokley 20 56 35.7%
17-M.Williams 49 56 87.5%
20-J.Forsett 16 56 28.6%
24-M.Lynch 29 56 51.8%
26-M.Robinson 20 56 35.7%
33-L.Washington 12 56 21.4%
63-C.White 2 56 3.6%
64-M.Gibson 56 56 100.0%
65-C.Spencer 56 56 100.0%
69-C.Pitts 56 56 100.0%
75-S.Locklear 56 56 100.0%
76-R.Okung 56 56 100.0%
78-T.Polumbus 0 56 0.0%
81-G.Tate 0 56 0.0%
82-R.Martin 3 56 5.4%
87-B.Obomanu 48 56 85.7%
86-C.Baker 17 56 30.4%
88-C.Morrah 27 56 48.2%
89-J.Carlson 37 56 66.1%

- Ten of Forsett’s 16 snaps were as the single back in 3+ WR packages.

- Lynch was the single-back in Seattle’s one back/three tight end grouping.

- Ten of Washington’s 12 snaps were in the fourth quarter, including as the single-back in “11” personnel on Seattle’s final seven offensive plays.

- All of Stokley’s snaps were in three- and four-wide receiver personnel groups.

- Williams led Seahawks receivers in playing-time, missing only the short-yardage plays and five plays run out of “22” personnel.

- Tate was active, but did not play.

- Martin received snaps in “20” and “10” personnel, as well as one snap out of “12”.

- Obomanu was in for all plays run out of “10”, “20”, “11”, and “21” personnel.

- Baker was the single tight end on six of the 7 plays using “21” personnel.

- Morrah was in for all plays run out of “12” and “22”, and was flexed off the line of scrimmage on three of his 27 plays.

- Carlson was the tight end in all plays run out of “11” personnel, and paired with Morrah in the 16 plays using “12” personnel. 23 of Carlson’s 37 snaps came during the second half.

- Despite dressing only seven offensive linemen, Seattle used back-up center/guard Chris White as an h-back/tight end on two short-yardage plays.
Defensive Personnel Groupings

Excluding penalties, and including kneel-downs, the Falcons ran 73 offensive plays on Sunday.

Package Pass Run Total Pass% Run%
Base 14 32 46 30.4% 69.6%
Nickel 14 3 17 82.4% 17.6%
3*2*6 8 2 10 80.0% 20.0%
Total 36 37 73 49.3% 50.7%

Excluding the three kneel-downs, Seattle’s base defense limited the Falcons to 88 yards on 29 carries, a 3.0 yard per carry average. Atlanta gained 13 yards on five attempts against Seattle’s five- and six-defensive back defenses.

Matt Ryan completed 8-of-14 pass attempts for 70 yards and a touchdown against Seattle’s base defense. When Seattle went with their nickel defense, Ryan was 6-of-13 for 42 yards and a 5-yard touchdown. Raheem Brock’s quarterback sack, on which he was flagged for a facemask penalty, occurred when Seattle was in nickel defense. Against Seattle’s three-man line/six-defensive back package, Ryan was 6-of-8 for 62 yards, with a 24-yard touchdown and Jordan Babineaux’s interception.
Defensive Player Snap Count

Player Plays Total %
21-K.Jennings 67 73 91.8%
23-M.Trufant 39 73 53.4%
27-J.Babineaux 37 73 50.7%
29-E.Thomas 73 73 100.0%
31-K.Chancellor 10 73 13.7%
34.R.Lewis 0 73 0.0%
36-L.Milloy 73 73 100.0%
39-K.Cox 30 73 41.1%
51-L.Tatupu 65 73 89.0%
52-M.McCoy 3 73 4.1%
54-W.Herring 32 73 43.8%
57-D.Hawthorne 46 73 63.0%
58-D.Davis 2 73 2.7%
59-A.Curry 68 73 93.2%
90-C.Cole 45 73 61.6%
91-C.Clemons 53 73 72.6%
92-B.Mebane 50 73 68.5%
93-C.Terrill 18 73 24.7%
94-J.Siavii 23 73 31.5%
95-K.Balmer 24 73 32.9%
98-R.Brock 45 73 61.6%

- Jennings was in for all but six plays on base defense where he was replaced with Babineaux when the Falcons used “22” personnel.

- Trufant played the first 39 snaps before exiting with back spasms.

- With his brother and family in town, Babineaux covered the slot receiver in five- and six-defensive back packages, and logged 10 snaps as a bigger cornerback in base defense.

- Thomas and Milloy once again logged every defensive snap.

- Chancellor had primarily played in “Bandit” this season, but was the team’s sixth defensive back on Sunday.

- Tatupu was replaced at middle linebacker in base defense by David Hawthorne midway through the fourth quarter, but came back on the field when Seattle was in nickel.

- McCoy was on the field for the three kneel-downs, the first defensive snaps the team’s leader in special teams tackles has received this season.

- Herring received extended action in Seattle’s nickel and six-defensive back packages, as well as the weak-side linebacker for a handful of fourth-quarter snaps in base defense.

- Hawthorne’s snaps were limited to base defense.

- Davis picked up a pair of snaps in place of Clemons in nickel and Seattle’s six-defensive back package on Atlanta’s final drive of the first half.

- Curry played strong-side linebacker in base, the nose on 6 of the 10 snaps out of the six-defensive backs look, and 16 snaps on the four-man line in nickel defense.

- 44 of Cole’s 45 snaps were as the nose in base defense.

- Clemons was the “Leo” on 28 snaps, with Brock picking up the additional 18 snaps in base defense.

- 31 of Mebane’s 50 snaps were in base, 15 were in nickel, and 4 were as the nose on the three-man line in the six-defensive back package.

- 17 of Terrill’s snaps were in base defense, with 15 coming as the “3” technique next to Cole.

- Siavii opened the game as the starter at the “5” technique, where he and Balmer each logged 23 snaps.

Brian McIntyre blogs daily about the NFL over 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.
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