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

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The Seahawks had to grind out a win in Miami in Week 4 and understandably so, as Seattle headed to face the Dolphins with a long list of injuries. The missing starters and rotational pieces forced the Seahawks to get creative and give snaps to a few players who usually wouldn’t see much playing time if any. We’ll get into all that below, after the full snap counts.

  • Damien Lewis, Brandon Shell, and Mike Iupati all spent time on the sideline with Jamarco Jones, Cedric Ogbuehi, and Jordan Simmons getting snaps as a result. Iupati has been spelled in every game this year, however, it was unclear whether Lewis or Shell’s brief absences were injury related. Lewis, of course, entered the game with an ankle injury suffered last week.
  • With no Carlos Hyde available, Chris Carson saw 56% of snaps compared to Travis Homer’s 27% and DeeJay Dallas playing 17%, his first opportunity on offense.
  • Playing in relief of Jamal Adams, Ryan Neal played every single snap and continued to pop up in all the right places. Somehow, as Seattle’s depth in the secondary continues to be tested, different players keep stepping up.
  • In an excellent performance, the ageless K.J. Wright played 96% of snaps, stepping up with their linebacker corps depleted. Though he could have come away with a number of interceptions, Wright was tremendous.
  • For a second straight week, the Seahawks’ defensive line rotation was much better managed, with almost everyone bunched together in the 30% to 65% range, led by Benson Mayowa and Jarran Reed. Two eye-catching performers from Week 3, Alton Robinson and Shaquem Griffin, were right in the mix with 38 and 30% of snaps respectively.
  • In his first start, Cody Barton played just 34% of defensive snaps as Seattle went heavy on the sub packages.