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Snap Reactions: Notes on the Seahawks’ snap counts from Sunday’s loss to the Ravens

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Baltimore Ravens v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

For the first time since Week 3—and the second time at home—the Seahawks lost a football game in the 2019 season. In a similarly rainy, frustrating afternoon in Seattle, the Seahawks couldn’t overcome themselves, nor a dynamic rushing performance (in Week 3, Alvin Kamara, on Sunday Lamar Jackson), to see victory. Instead, Seattle drops to 5-2 on the season. The bizarre nature of their Week 7 loss is shown in the team’s snap counts, where a few players saw a puzzling amount of time.

  • For the third consecutive game, Chris Carson saw a huge workload, playing 89 percent of the offense’s snaps. Behind Carson was C.J. Prosise, with 8 percent—largely in pass situations. The most notable snap count among the backs, however, was Rashaad Penny, who played just three percent of offensive snaps. That’s surely something to monitor, both in Week 8 and throughout the week, in the event of a trade.
  • Jaron Brown remains firmly in the mix at wide receiver, playing 60 percent of snaps—his most notable play being a bad drop. Both David Moore (47 percent) and Malik Turner (17) should see more snaps over Brown.
  • In Seattle’s first game of 2019 without Will Dissly, it was Jacob Hollister who paced the tight ends in snaps, with 51 percent. Luke Willson was just behind him, however, at 47 percent. This will surely fluctuate over the rest of the season, depending on whether the Seahawks are running out the clock or trying to pass back into a game.
  • In his first NFL start, Marquise Blair played every defensive snap in what looked to be a clean game.
  • In his return from suspension, Jarran Reed played a ton for a defensive tackle, at 85 percent of defensive snaps.
  • Finally, the rest of the defensive line had some interesting figures, and it will be interesting to go back and see why this shook out as it did: Branden Jackson (54 percent), Rasheem Green (44), Quinton Jefferson (29) and L.J. Collier (17). Curious rotation across the line yesterday.

The Seahawks will now head to Atlanta in Week 8 and try to continue their road form in 2019 against Dan Quinn’s Falcons.