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Snap Reactions: Notes on the Seahawks’ snap counts from Sunday’s win over the Browns

Seattle Seahawks v Cleveland Browns Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

The Seahawks returned to action after an extended break between weeks five and six, and remained in the win column with a come from behind victory in Cleveland. Seattle continues to look like one of the contenders in the NFC, and that was reinforced with an impressive 32-28 victory over the Browns. The Seahawks’ snap counts in Week 6 saw a return to a familiar formation, and a lot of work for a pair of defensive tackles. We’ll get into it all, below:

  • Jacob Hollister, promoted prior to Sunday’s game, played 35 percent of the offense’s snaps in his Seahawks debut. Obviously, he was aided by Will Dissly’s injury, but it might be fair to think we’ll see him involved more moving forward. With Dissly likely gone for the season, Hollister possesses the best receiving upside among tight ends on the roster.
  • A good sign of how seriously Seattle took Nick Chubb’s elite ability between the tackles: Quinton Jefferson played 87 percent of the defense’s snaps, and Poona Ford just behind him at 84. It’s a wildly high amount, particularly for Ford.
  • One of the more noteworthy talking points from Sunday was the way in which Pete Carroll and the coaching staff juggled the free safety spot, with Tedric Thompson playing 75 percent of the defense’s snaps, Lano Hill 22 and Marquise Blair 12. On Monday, Carroll seemed to indicate that trend would continue.
  • Rookie first round pick L.J. Collier returned to the lineup in Week 6, and saw just seven percent of the defensive snaps. Regardless of Branden Jackson’s health, there’s a good case for Collier to continue to dress over him, so hopefully his snaps increase next week.
  • Finally, the Seahawks returned back to where they were for most of the season in terms of defensive packages, after a slight change in Week 5. Mychal Kendricks played 86 percent of the defense’s snaps, while Jamar Taylor played just 17 percent, as Seattle stuck in base for the most part.

The Seahawks will now return home in Week 7 to take on Earl Thomas and the Baltimore Ravens. A run-heavy outfit, Seattle may be well equipped to contain their offense as they like to be deployed, with all three linebackers on the field.