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December 5, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn says Seattle is ready for the no-huddle

No-huddle? No problem, the Seattle Seahawks have maintained all week about the prospect of facing the Philadelphia Eagles and their up-tempo attack.

Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said Thursday the Eagles will present lots of challenges, but noted that the Seahawks began preparing for teams like Philadelphia back in training camp.

“We didn’t get in a defensive huddle the whole training camp knowing that there were teams that we would have to be ready for,” Quinn said. “Not necessarily just Philadelphia but teams that we were going to play this year. It’s one of the areas of the game we knew we would have to adjust and be ready to do so we started way back even in the OTAs and into training camp to kind of prepare and simulate so it kind of felt normal when those opportunities came.”

Quinn also had these comments when he met the media:

(On if with the Eagles it starts with stopping the run game) I think so that’s usually where our attention goes first to find out and they’ve got really unique runners who can cut and move where sometimes it looks like you’ve got everything filled and his [LeSean McCoy] ability to get out and get on the edge or find a crease – that’s one of the things we respect in their run game especially.

(On if LeSean McCoy is like Jamaal Charles at all) The shiftiness where he jump cuts from inside to outside so quickly that’s the thing that remarks to us the most on the film – where it starts inside and they cut can cut back anywhere.

(On if he looked at film from both Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez) We do both. We wanted to see, in terms of the style of their offense, was it really different. So we thought it was worthwhile to go through both. I think they’re like us in a lot of regards – they have a really good system, they stick to it and those plays play out, much like we don’t do tons of things on our defense but the things we do we try to do well and to a certain degree, I think that’s true with them. They really execute well in the style that they play.

(On what stands out about their run game in general with LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles) Yeah, I think that’s the number one thing. They have some explosive runs that they’re able to get out and those two guys are at the forefront of it so it’s not unusual in terms of what they run. They execute well upfront, their line has good quickness that they can get to the second level fast and then the backs.

 

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