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

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The Seahawks began their season with a win on Sunday, leaving Atlanta with a 38-25 victory over Dan Quinn’s Falcons. Prior to the game, Pete Carroll had mentioned the possibility of swapping players in and out in order to keep certain players fresh in a season starting without any August football. That proved true in certain situations, which we’ll get in below after the full team’s snap counts.

  • Veteran left guard Mike Iupati was one of the players swapped out for a couple of possessions, playing 79% of the offense’s snaps while Jordan Simmons came in for 21% of snaps. The rest of the offensive line played all 62 snaps.
  • David Moore was the clear wide receiver three, pacing the wideouts behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf with 53% of the offense’s snaps. Freddie Swain, who came up with a crucial fumble recovery, played 26% of the offense’s snaps while Penny Hart played just the one on offense.
  • Chris Carson, who played far too much game-in and game-out a year ago, was spelled more often by Carlos Hyde on Sunday. Carson played just 45% of the offense’s snaps, while Hyde played 34%. Travis Homer was fairly involved as well, featuring on 21% of the offensive snaps.
  • Similarly, the tight ends 1A and 1B had a close split, with Greg Olsen playing 66% of snaps in his debut. Will Dissly, coming off another season-ending injury, saw 40% of snaps.
  • Jamal freakin’ Adams played every snap in his debut. As if you needed a reminder.
  • Carroll played it close to the chest ahead of the game regarding who would start opposite Shaquill Griffin, however, once the game began it was clearly Quinton Dunbar’s job. The new arrival saw 86% of the snaps, while Tre Flowers played just 13%.
  • Lano Hill, coming off an injury-riddled season, was a key part of the defense’s sub packages playing 37% of snaps. Marquise Blair, the new nickel defensive back, played 70% of defensive snaps in his debut in a new role.
  • Though L.J. Collier got the start and Rasheem Green left temporarily with an injury, both players played an even amount at 38% of defensive snaps.
  • Finally, the veteran K.J. Wright was managed throughout the game, playing just 56% of defensive snaps. First-round pick Jordyn Brooks saw just 9% of snaps in his place.