Seahawk quarterback Russell Wilson proved very adept at spreading the ball around during his rookie season. I was interested in seeing the breakdown of who he threw to in each of the 12 passing zones so I put together this graphic showing who caught each ball in all of the zones.
On the right side of the graphic I have listed in descending order the # of receptions each player had. This data INCLUDES the two playoff games.
It appears from this graph that not only did Wilson spread the ball around, the coaching staff did a nice job moving our receivers around. Sidney Rice who tied for the team lead in receptions at 55 with Golden Tate, caught balls in 11 of the 12 passing zones while Tate caught passes in all 12 zones.
The same could be said for our two leading TE’s (Zach Miller and Anthony McCoy) who both had receptions in 10 of the 12 passing zones.
Receptions by the runnings backs proved to be a bit more specialized outside of Marshawn Lynch who caught 6 passes to the left of the numbers, 13 in the middle of the field, and 8 to the outside right. Of Robert Turbin’s 22 receptions, only one came to the left outside of the field. Michael Robinson was sent to the outside right in 12 of his 15 receptions.
* data source Pro Football Focus