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October 15, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell: “We do and I do have to do a better job of getting him the ball”

Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell met the media Wednesday for the first time since the Seahawks’ 30-23 loss to Dallas.

And no, he hadn’t forgotten who Marshawn Lynch is.

In fact, he agreed with everyone else that the team needed to feed the Beast Mode more than it did, with Lynch getting just 10 carries for 61 yards.

Bevell shrugged off the outside criticism he has received for Sunday’s game, saying he doesn’t care about anyone’s fantasy points. “But I do care about us winning the game,” Bevell said. “And Marshawn is a huge key for us winning the game and we do and I do have to do a better job of getting him the ball.”

Bevell repeated much of what head coach Pete Carroll has said, that the biggest issue Sunday was that the offense ran just 48 plays and converted only 5-13 third downs, unable to consistently string long drives together.

“The biggest thing was just our overall execution,” Bevell said.. ” know it sounds too simple. But there were a lot of things for us that we didn’t do well enough, whether it was throwing the ball on time, throwing — he (Russell Wilson) said he was off a little bit. There were a couple of times we could catch the ball for him. Protection was off a couple times. In run game someone goes the wrong way. And on offense if you don’t have all 11 guys working as one and doing the right thing at the right time then you have some negative plays and some plays that don’t go anywhere and that sets you back.”

Bevell cited the second play of the game, a bubble screen to Percy Harvin, where he said Jermaine Kearse had a good lead block but that the throw was just a little off and Harvin had to spin around to catch it and then “his eyes were away and we run right into the block. … overall execution is really what it comes down to.”

Bevell said another thing that limited the number of running plays called was the fact that Seattle had a lot of third and longs — six of seven in the second half were seven yards or longer, for instance. He said take those out, and the run-pass balance was just about even, and that if you take out the two-minute drill at the end of the game, then there were more runs than passes called, noting that some runs were plays that got changed to passes at the line of scrimmage.

But he said the goal will always be to get more runs for Lynch.

“We didn’t do it enough,” Bevell said.

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

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