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September 17, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Seattle offensive coordiantor Darrell Bevell: “It was just a weird game for us offensively”

Wednesday marked our first chance to talk  to Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell since the 30-21 loss at San Diego in which the Seahawks ran just 40 official plays. As a result, Marshawn Lynch got just six carries, tying for his fewest in any game since being traded to Seattle in 2010.

Bevell said the obvious — that the way the team developed with the Chargers holding the ball for almost 43 minutes, changed everything about what the team wanted to do offensively.

“It really kept us out of our gameplan,” he said. “We ended up having some success with no-huddle right before halftime so we came out the second half and did a drive and said ‘well, let’s go back to it’ because we felt like we needed to pick things up a little bit. We ended up scoring some points we just didn’t have the ball enough and we weren’t able to get to all the things we wanted to.”

As for Lynch and getting just six carries, Bevell said: “We don’t plan on having 40 plays in the offense. He would have got a lot more carries had we had a lot more plays. But it was just the way the game played out. It was a crazy game. We still were able to score points in the situations that we had. We still could have done better and converted a couple more third downs and that would have given us a few more plays. But we still moved the ball, we still had explosive plays, we scored in the red zone. So there are positives to take away from it, but we need to get the ball more. …  It just was a weird game for us offensively.”

Asked about the no-huddle, Bevell said he thinks it’s something the team could do well for an extended period if it wanted but that “it’s not really want we want to do. But we could do a whole game in it if we needed to. But that’s not the stule that we want to play.”

As for the Broncos, Bevell noted all  the new players on Denver’s defense and said that means there aren’t a lot of comparisons to the team that the Seahawks beat in the Super Bowl.

“They are a totally different team on defense for us,” Bevell said. “They have added really great players. They get Von Miller back, add DeMarcus Ware, T.J. Ward, Aqib Talib. …  It’s just a completely different defense with the players that they have now so there is really no comparison.”

Here’s some video of what Bevell had to say today:

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