Here’s some of what Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had to say to the media today, discussing the progress of Robert Turbin, the impact Percy Harvin could have on the offense this year, and more:
(On Robert Turbin having a big half and what he sees out of him) I see a lot of good things out of him. The best part of it was that his home run didn’t get called back. He had quite a few of those last year, but he’s just doing a nice job. Each and every year he comes back more focused and more prepared and when the opportunity presents itself for him to be able to get in the game, or get a number of carries, he’s positioned himself to be ready for that. I saw him running physical, he’s got good speed. The cool part at the end of the long run he was able to use his off arm and probably got about twelve to fifteen more yards just with his stiff arm. That’s something he worked on and something he’s improved on. He’s just really a true pro. He’s committed to getting himself better any way he can. He spends a lot of time with Russell [Wilson] as well and he’s just doing a great job.
(On Percy Harvin being healthy for the offense this year) Well I think you can just look at last year, see the few plays and the significant impact that he had on those few plays last year when he was able to get in the game. Being able to have him on a consistent basis will be huge for us. He’s an explosive play-maker. You want to be able to have the ball in his hands each and every game. He’s very explosive with it, he can do a lot of things. Once he gets the ball in his hands, we need to put him in those positions and to be able to that he just needs be out there. He’s shown that through training camp, he’s been out there, he’s been in games and we like what we see.
(On Percy Harvin making a difference even if he’s not getting the ball) Absolutely, you’re going to use him in a lot of different ways. You do need to give him the ball because of the explosive nature that he has. They have to pay attention to him when he’s out there. I think you saw in the Super Bowl as well. Just to be able to bring him around and do the things that we did with him, it had a significant impact even when he wasn’t getting the ball.
(On as much time as he spends with Percy, is he used to that explosiveness) Oh yeah. I’ve seen it for a long time and I love it and I’m glad it’s on our side. He makes some wild plays. He’s talked about the speed that he’s felt and you can definitely feel it on the field as well.
(On what he wants to see out of the last couple preseason games) I just want to continue to see us be consistent. We made a nice jump from the first game to the second game. We played pretty well offensively and we just want to continue to be able to progress. Continue just to play consistent ball. We were able to hold onto the ball, we were able to convert third downs, we were able to do a nice job in the red zone, but that’s one game. We need to do it on a consistent basis. We were able to run the ball last week, obviously that’s what we are built upon, that’s what we love to do. We want to continue to see consistency in that area and not have peaks and valleys.
(On the offensive line coming back together) Yeah, that would be a huge bonus for us to get them all back. We’re still missing a couple of them but the guys that have been in their place have done a really nice job. We can always count on Lemuel [Jeanpierre] to step in there and do a good job for us. It was a well-executed game last week and again I just want to make sure we continue to do that on a consistent basis.
(On Terrelle Pryor not getting to throw the ball much last week, what is he looking for as far as him throwing the ball for the next preseason games) Well, Terrelle has done a nice job in his progression since he’s been here. He’s come in, he’s worked really hard. He picked up the offense really well. There can be some tough challenges just getting in and out of the huddle. He’s been able to spit the play out and learn that that way. He’s done a nice job throwing the ball around out here at practice for the most part so he has progressed there. He’s doing a nice job with his foot work; he’s moving his feet well. He’s getting the ball out quicker each and every day as he comes along and the game kind of presents a new challenge. We weren’t able to get him in those situations. We’ve gotten him in other situations. The first game we got through a little bit more. Last week was just the case where the situations of the game didn’t dictate for him to throw at all. We aren’t going to turn it into throwing the ball every down for him but we are going to do as the game dictates. The progression that we’ve seen out here on the field I think really kind of tells us where he’s at.
Here’s some video of Bevell’s media session today:
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