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June 11, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Audio — Dan Quinn talks defense

Good interview this morning on ESPN 710’s Brock and Danny Show with new Seahawk defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

You can listen to it here. It’s the first 15 minutes or so of the show, right out of the gate.

A couple of interesting notes from the interview:

— Asked about the idea that he will be more aggressive than former coordinator Gus Bradley, Quinn said “that’s just kind of my  attitude and the way that I coach, too” but that that doesn’t mean the team will play man defense all the time. He also said the “talent of some of the players” will allow him to be more flexible in coverages and defenses.

— Asked about any possible changes in positions for players, he said the idea is to have as many players as possible be able to play a variety of spots, and he mentioned specifically having defensive ends being able to play tackle in nickel situations.

— Asked how much base defense versus how much nickel he may play, he noted that last year the Seahawks were  in nickel almost 500 snaps out of more than 1,000. He said he figured that percentage will continue, saying he thinks the Hawks will end up being “somewhere in the high 40 percent of nickel” defense.

— Asked about Michael Bennett, he said he will play both end and tackle and that’s one of his strengths is being big enough to play inside at 275 pounds but still athletic enough to play outside.

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