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September 18, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Video: Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell

Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell held his weekly meeting with the media today. You can see some video below, and a few quotes after the jump, as he talks about matching wits with former Seahawks’ defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and the state of the offense through two games:

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On his and Gus Bradley’s coaching relationship and knowing a good amount about each other:“We probably know little bit about each other, yes. I don’t know about every move but… We’re playing against our defense, so obviously we know things. But they know tons about us. And we’re always going to bring it back to ourselves – our execution and making sure we take of our business and not worry about that.”

On how he feels the offense’s execution has been through two weeks:  “The execution has been okay but we’ve had things that have hurt us being able to get into a flow. So we’re executing some of our plays very well but we ended up having 10 penalties on offense last week and that ends up hurting the execution, so to speak. I think we’re doing a good job on some things but the penalties are something that we need to continue to work on, focus on.  We had six holds. I know that’s an emphasis that the league is working on so we’re preaching that all the time, Tom [Cable] is talking about it and really it comes down to running our feet, making sure that we stay in position athletically. We also had four other penalties – two false starts that we’ve got to cut those out. We lined up wrong one time – we’ve got to cut that out. And then Sidney [Rice] where he spun the ball and, you know, everyone has their own opinion on that play.  But those are things that hurt the execution when you’re calling plays for first-and-20, first-and-27 – those hurt you a little bit.”

On what he saw from Russell Wilson, particularly early in the game vs. the 49ers: “Well number one, shoot I give credit to that defense. That’s an outstanding defense. They play hard. They have really great players over there. So that’s going to give anybody trouble. But Russell did fine. Russell did the things we were asking him to do. I know, whatever it was, 0 for 7, but there’s always circumstances that go into those plays – some things that he could have done, some things that the protection could have done, some things that the receivers could have done. So it doesn’t all go back to him. There are 11 guys out there that can help with the execution as well.”

On the running game coming on in week 2 vs. a strong front in San Francisco: “Yeah, we were pleased with that. We were pleased with our run game, that it improved. I think we did some things, like I said the week before, that we wanted to kind of hone in on the stuff that we wanted to do and not give them as much. We probably got a little too cute and creative the first week so it gave our players a little better simplicity, so to speak, I guess. But we gave them enough looks and issues that would cause them some problems. So I was happy with the step that we took there.”

 

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