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December 3, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell on Russell Wilson’s recent improvement, the Eagles, and more

Here’s some of what Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had to say Wednesday when he met the media after practice:

(On how the break is going to help) I think anytime you have just a little time just to heal up and just get your mind away from it, even for a day or two I think it helps. Just to reinvigorate you. You kind of get to sit back and take inventory of where you’re at. So I think it’s a good thing.

(On if there’s an added boost of being able to control your own destiny in the division, again) I think the guys think about it. But as we do here, we just play one game at a time. That’s how coach will talk about it and that’s really how we go about things. We take care of the business hand, we know we’re playing Philly this week, and we got a good tough opponent. All this other stuff is going to happen whether we want it to or not. We just have to play our game and make sure we’re focused on playing the best game that we can play.

(On if there is something unique that the Eagles do to get all of their sacks) Well yeah. First of all they have good players. Their scheme is good. I think Billy [Davis] does a great job. He’s just got them flying around. They’re playing hard. They run hard and they’re attacking the football. He’s got a good pressure package. There’s some things that he does to try and confuse the offense a little bit and he’s been able to shake some guys loose with that.

(On what you need to do inside the 20 to score touchdowns) Score touchdowns. That’s what we can do.

(On better facilitating what to do inside the 20) We’re continuing to look at it each and every week. Like I say all the time there’s just little things here and there. You know we score a touchdown and we get an offensive pass interference so there’s one that all the sudden changes things and now you’re second-and-17, on the 17 (yard-line) and it’s going to be a different challenge to be able to get to the end zone from there. There’s all kinds of things that come up, but overall execution and make sure we take care of vision.

(On if anything has changed since QB Russell Wilson is doing much better these past games) Everything is working better. He’s doing a very nice job –first and foremost he’s doing a great job taking care of the ball. That’s one thing we preach around here. He does a great job with that. He’s been able to make plays with his feet. Been able to get out and make some scramble plays. I like how the receivers have been reacting to those plays and those opportunities. The offensive line has done a nice job of protecting and kind of extending some of those plays. But just overall we’re being pretty effective with just making sure that we’re executing things that they’re asking us to do. We ran the ball pretty well and it wasn’t just the zone read kind of things. We need to be a little more physical that way in the last game so I think we’re doing some good things there execution wise.

(On how the Eagles force a lot of turnovers and how they get those) I think it’s the same thing. They play hard. They run hard. They get to football. They move around. Again the pressure packages always causing problem. I don’t know the stat, but it used to be one out of every seven times the ball comes out on him so with the sacks that they have that’s going to happen that way. That’s kind of been us. Making sure we take care of it and we’re worried more about how we handle that situation than how many they’re forcing. We want to make sure we’re taking care of the ball on time.


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