clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Snap Reactions: Notes on the Seahawks’ snap counts from Week 12

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

As expected, the Seahawks returned from their mini bye week with a handful of starters coming back from injury, as Shaquill Griffin, Ethan Pocic, and Chris Carson all suited up for Seattle. While the nature of Griffin and Pocic’s positions would see them return to an every-down role, the Seahawks had the benefit of being able to spell Carson at times—which they certainly did.

  • It’s almost surprising to see, as he has become such a workhorse this season, but DK Metcalf not only dipped below 90% of snaps (82%) but played fewer snaps than Tyler Lockett (90%). All Metcalf was able to do across his 55 snaps was torment the Eagles and set a career-high in receiving yards.
  • In their first full game without Greg Olsen, Will Dissly led the tight ends playing 72% of snaps. Jacob Hollister, 55%, and Colby Parkinson, at 16%, rounded out the group. It is worth noting that while Dissly led the snaps, Hollister saw the majority of snaps in one tight end sets and received five targets to Dissly’s zero.
  • In Carson’s return, the tailback played just 37% of snaps as Seattle was able to ease him back into things. Carlos Hyde, coming off a strong game and more than capable of carrying things himself, led the way with 61% of snaps.
  • Jarran Reed played a wild amount of snaps, coming in at 89%. Poona Ford, 61%, and Damon Harrison, 25%, received around their usual number. Reed, an absolutely crucial part of the pass rush, needs to be kept fresh more consistently.
  • Benson Mayowa saw his snaps increase in his second game back from injury, playing 56% to lead defensive ends. Rasheem Green, at 55%, continues to get back into the rotation in his return from a neck injury. Carlos Dunlap, who suffered a foot injury during the game, finished at 54%.
  • Finally, it was another sub-heavy game for the Seahawks, as Ugo Amadi played 70% of snaps to Jordyn Brooks’ 30%. With Griffin back, D.J. Reed fell out of the lineup completely, seeing just six special teams snaps.