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Sunday, October 2, 2011
What snap counts say about rookie WR

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

The Seattle Seahawks aren't lying when they say Golden Tate has made strides this season.

It's just that they like undrafted free agent Doug Baldwin quite a bit more.

Coach Pete Carroll and staff haven't come out and said this, of course, but snap counts can tell us plenty. The chart, based on data provided by ESPN Stats & Information, shows snap counts by week for the Seahawks' skill players.

A few thoughts on what the numbers say:
I've been going over similar information for all NFC West teams and look forward to getting a better feel for how teams utilize their personnel. My flight will be landing in Arizona soon. Until next time ...