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Snap Reactions: Notes on the Seahawks’ snap counts from loss to Cardinals

Seattle Seahawks v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Seahawks dropped their first game of the season in Week 7, as a game-winning field goal in overtime earned the Cardinals the victory. The wild, back-and-forth game saw players absolutely exhausted by the end, hands on hips and constant rotation up front. We’ll get into various notes from the snap counts below, after the full look.

  • It was nearly an even split between Greg Olsen and Will Dissly coming out of the bye week, at 62% to 58%. It could have been the result of an increase in two tight end sets or a growing role for Dissly as he continues to get healthier—that split will be worth monitoring as we move forward. Jacob Hollister, too, saw 27% of the offense’s snaps—by far his high this season.
  • With both Chris Carson and Travis Homer leaving with injuries, the running back workload was split with 49% for Carlos Hyde, 19% for Homer, 18% for Carson, and 14% for rookie DeeJay Dallas.
  • Jarran Reed and Poona Ford both played a ton, at 87% and 73% of the defense’s snaps respectively. That should have been rotated more, especially as the fatigue along the defensive line became apparent in overtime.
  • Tre Flowers ended up playing more than Shaquill Griffin as a result of Griffin’s injury, with Flowers at 55% to Griffin’s 45% of defensive snaps.
  • In Jordyn Brooks’ first game back he played 45% of the defensive snaps, with Cody Barton not getting on the field on defense at all.
  • Shaquem Griffin, tasked with spying Kyler Murray often, played a lot of snaps for his standards at 48%.
  • Damarious Randall was briefly forced into lineup following a Ryan Neal injury and played 18% of the defense’s snaps.
  • There was surely a reason for this, against a quarterback in Murray that demands a high, high level of discipline, but Alton Robinson playing just seven snaps as the defense failed to register a quarterback hit is frustrating.