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May 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM

More on the Seahawks and the read-option

The blog entry last week on how much the Seahawks ran the read option last year — based on stats from ESPN — prompted a further response from an ESPN NFL Research Specialist, Jason Vida (on Twitter at @ESPNStatsInfo).

Vida wrote that it was indeed correct that the Seahawks ran the majority (or actually, all) of their read option plays in the latter half of the season, after the team began to loosen the reins on Russell Wilson.

According to Vida’s research, the Seahawks ran all 51 of their read-option plays from weeks 12-17 — once in Week 12, 10 times in Week 13, 5 times in Week 14, 11 times in Week 15, 10 times in Week 16 and 14 times in Week 17.

Also, from Weeks 12-17, no other team ran more than 47 read-option plays (the Panthers ran 47).
Seattleā€™s 14 read-option plays vs the Rams in Week 17 were tied for the most by any team in a game last season (Redskins Week 7 vs. Giants).
And Seattle ran it 23 times in their 2 playoff games. 11 times for 110 yards vs the Redskins, 12 times for 48 yards vs the Falcons.

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