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Snap Reactions: Observations from Seahawks snap counts in loss to Vikings

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What an infuriating game.

The Seattle Seahawks once again beat a team for most of the first half - this time the Minnesota Vikings - before a second half crumble the likes of which this league has never seen.*

Here’s the snap counts from Week 2:

*completely unverified

Offensive Observations:

  1. The fact that Tyler Lockett played more snaps than DK Metcalf in a game when we thought he might have lost his knee is remarkable. This guy is so good and so tough.
  2. Seattle’s not really had a 1-2-3 at wide receiver like this in Wilson’s career. Not only talent with Lockett and Metcalf, but Swain at 45 snaps just behind the other guys. They’ve got a WR3 that they trust to be out on the field that often, and Swain really has played well this year.
  3. Want to see more Will Dissly
  4. Collins as RB3 again is annoying, and the weird screen passes to Travis Homer are intriguing, but not altogether justifiable enough for him to get 16 snaps on a day that Chris Carson was banged up and the offense sucked.
  5. Tyler Mabry is back! Cool! I just thought of a better one - Jamarco Jones and Jake Curhan split time filling in for injured RT Brandon Shell, and that’s more interesting. Does it mean anything? Who knows, neither of them solved the second half dilemma.

Defensive Observations:

  1. Why is Jordyn Brooks trending in the wrong direction? Cody Barton is worth 25 of his snaps??
  2. You asked, and Pete Carroll delivered. Alton Robinson playing a full retinue of time of defensive end. Booyah.
  3. Al Woods seems better than Robert Nkemdiche to me, and I’m not going to rewatch that game to see what I’m missing.
  4. Bryan Mone is back! Cool!
  5. Ugo Amadi played 35 snaps and they were basically all bad. Marquise Blair was hurt, but I hope (a) that he comes back soon, and (b) that Ken Norton will see some of Field Gulls’ glowing recommendations for his improvement this week. Amadi has, at moments, been one of the best defenders on the field, and for multiple defensive backs to suddenly be this bad screams of coaching problems that frankly we will also scream all week. I wrote about it elsewhere, but so will essentially everybody else.

Week 4 sees the San Francisco 49ers, in an attempt for Seattle to remain relevant in the early divisional standings.