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December 10, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Quotes from Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell

Here’s a little bit of what Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had to say to the media today:

(On his contribution to games like last week) There’s a lot of things that went into it. We possessed the ball in terms of executing pretty well so we were able to sustain some drives. Converted a few third downs. We were able to drive the field a long ways also the defense was getting three and outs and they were happening pretty quickly as well. So I think that all plays hand in hand.

(On the two young receivers) Yeah they’re coming along. I thought P-Rich (Paul Richardson) did a really nice job on the one scramble play where you could see him at the high point of the ball and actually felt that the guy was coming so he really tucked it away and pulled it down. You know [Kevin] Norwood was able to get a couple catches as well. Sometimes it can be tough for young receivers. They’re still learning each and every day they come out here, but we’re really liking the progress that they’re making.

(On splitting the receivers wide) It’s spreading the box out as well. It’s spreading the defense. Just giving the quarterback some cleaner reads and last game we added a little bit to it to try do a little bit more out of it and so it’s not always the same thing and it really helped us in our game.

(On what improved pass protection) We’re always trying to change up the pass protection. We don’t want to live in one thing. There’s all different kinds of protection that we’re doing. One thing that I think really helps is us obviously running the football so some of the actions off of the play actions we’re able to create more space because they’re seeing it as a run. The linebackers stepping up, those kinds of things, maybe getting the DBs to get their feet in the ground a little bit. I think that helps with some of the shots down the field. But the protection has been pretty good, I mean there’s still some things that we’re still continuing to clean up it will happen every game. Russ [Russell Wilson] saves some plays for us and is able to make some plays with his feet. I think we’re getting better each and every time we’re going out there.

(On the recipe last year) The runs definitely help set it up. We always try to find things off of that because that’s our bread and butter; our run game’s our go-to and we’re the best at it in the NFL so we want to use it to our advantage the best way that we can. You can’t always take the shots down the field, we try to, some teams just legislate away from it, they keep their guys really deep and then you have to be able to make adjustments and throw the ones underneath if they give them to you.

(On if anything is being done on third down to be more successful) We work really hard on it and each and every time we come out we’re going against the best defense in the league as well and we get to work against them every day and just continually trying to work our schemes, work our plays, work our protection, all of those things kind of go together. We slowly have been getting better and we were able to get 40% or 44% something like that, we keep trying to push for that 50 mark as kind of the goal that we’d like to get to.


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