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Snap Reactions: Notes on the Seahawks’ snap counts from Week 16

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Seahawks hung a definitive loss on Sean McVay’s Rams on Sunday and in the process, were able to hang the NFC West banner for 2020.

For another week, Seattle’s win featured a couple of returning players—that and more, below.

  • The tight end rotation didn’t change much with Greg Olsen’s return, as Will Dissly (56%) and Jacob Hollister (52%) saw about an even split in snaps. Olsen was limited to just 19% of the offense’s snaps in his return, but an encouraging first step for the veteran, especially ahead of the playoffs.
  • Similarly, David Moore and Freddie Swain were close to even at 40% and 37%, with Moore helping to kickstart a lethargic offense with a circus catch downfield.
  • It was another week of Chris Carson reclaiming control of the backfield after his foot injury, as he played 63% of the offense’s snaps to 32% for Carlos Hyde. In his second game this season, Rashaad Penny saw 6% of the offense’s snaps.
  • Carlos Dunlap saw a jump in his snaps as he continues to manage a foot injury, playing 60% of the defense’s snaps in an excellent display from that side of the ball. Dunlap’s workload on Sunday is encouraging, with 60% of snaps about the range he would play at full health, depending on the flow of the game.
  • In Bryan Mone’s return from a high-ankle sprain, the second-year player slid right back into the third defensive tackle spot and played 35% of snaps. To play a third of the defensive snaps in what is usually a difficult matchup for the Seahawks’ defensive line has to be encouraging for the team and Mone as he returns from an injury.
  • Finally, fifth-round rookie Alton Robinson put together another useful part-time performance, registering a sack and a tackle for loss on 24% of the defense’s snaps.