Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks

It's time for our weekly look at snap counts following the Seahawks comfortable, 27-10, win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4. Seattle established an early lead thanks to Jadeveon Clowney's pick-six and never looked back. The Seahawks iced the game with an impressive 15-play, 75-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter that lasted 8:08.

Here's a look at who played, how much and what it might mean moving forward.

Takeaways:

- It appears that David Moore is eating into DK Metcalf's workload instead of Jaron Brown's. Moore played 25 snaps (out of 63) against the Cardinals with Jaron Brown playing 35 and DK Metcalf playing 40. Tyler Lockett was at 61. Metcalf had just one reception on four targets for six yards. Brown was more productive, catching all three of his targets for a season-high 50 yards. Metcalf has been quiet two games in a row. His limited route tree will likely make him a continued boom or bust player on a weekly basis.

- Luke Willson played 15 snaps in his first game of 2019. He caught two passes for 26 yards, including a monster 17-yard reception to convert a clutch third down on Seattle's final drive of the game. Expect to see him play more on Thursday against the Rams.

- After out-snapping Chris Carson last week against the Saints, C.J. Prosise was very clearly the No. 2 option in Arizona. He played just 14 snaps compared to Carson's 48, but he did find the end zone on a 9-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter. It will be interesting to see how Rashaad Penny's return from a hamstring injury in Week 5 impacts Prosise's role.

 

- Akeem King played one snap in place of Shaquill Griffin after Griffin fell hard while breaking up a pass. There was never an injury reported, and Griffin returned on the very next series. Pete Carroll said postgame that Seattle made it out of Arizona without any significant injuries, a nice change from previous seasons.

- Ziggy Ansah is no longer on a pitch count, evidenced by the 39 snaps (out of 63) he played against the Cardinals. Ansah was active throughout with five total tackles, two quarterback hits and one sack that came on the final play of the game. As Carroll noted postgame, Ansah and Clowney are just getting started. Most importantly, it appeared that Ansah's back was just fine. He entered the game with the questionable tag.

- Tedric Thompson returned after missing two games with a hamstring injury and started at free safety. Bradley McDougald moved back to strong safety. Lano Hill played one series in the first half, but Carroll didn't give a reason as to why he made the temporary switch.

- Seattle stayed in its base defense primarily once again despite going against Kliff Kingsbury's air raid offense. Seahawks nickel corner Jamar Taylor played just 18 snaps vs. the Cardinals. This tells us that there isn't an offensive scheme out there that will get Seattle away from keeping Mychal Kendricks, K.J. Wright and Bobby Wagner on the field for a majority of the game.

- L.J. Collier played 20 snaps against Arizona after spending Week 3 as a healthy scratch. He recorded his first-career tackle in the second half, stopping David Johnson on a run of two yards.