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

NFL: SEP 15 Seahawks at Steelers Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Seahawks moved to 2-0 on the season, following a simple-if-not-for-fumbles victory over the Steelers. One major change in playtime was expected in Week 2, but didn’t totally come to fruition. All that and more below, on Seattle’s snap counts in their 28-26 victory:

  • In Week 1, Jaron Brown and DK Metcalf played the same amount of snaps. In Week 2, the pecking order was made quite clear, with Metcalf the team’s number two receiver. Metcalf played 89 percent of the team’s snaps, while Brown (73 percent), saw some of his snaps go to Turner on Sunday (20 percent).
  • It was great to see CJ Prosise get involved in the offense for the first time (13 percent) in 2019, and it looks like he may be used similarly to Mike Davis last year, featuring in the two minute drill. One would figure he won’t be used as often as Davis was, but even a dozen snaps a game or so would be an improvement.
  • Similar to WR2, the order at linebacker—and who is Bobby Wagner’s main running mate—was made clear in Week 2. After an even split in Week 1, it was Mychal Kendricks, not KJ Wright, making way in sub packages more often in Week 2 (68 percent to 95 percent).
  • Jamar Taylor, back with the team and expected to step in as the nickelback, played only a half dozen more snaps than Ugo Amadi did in Week 1, at 33 percent. It’s unclear how long Seattle can go playing primarily in base, but for now, it’s the path they’re moving forward with.
  • Though Rasheem Green has started in Ezekiel Ansah’s place, it was interesting to see Branden Jackson out snap him, 65 percent to 54 percent.
  • Jadeveon Clowney played about the same as Week 1, at 68 percent of the defense’s snaps. It’s probably safe to assume he won’t get much higher than 80 percent weekly, but it should hit 80 percent soon.

The Seahawks return home in Week 3 to take on the New Orleans Saints, who will be without Drew Brees.