Darrell Bevell #SB49 Bye Press Conference
Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell talks to the media about the game plan leading to the NFC Championship comeback.
Offensive Coordinator Darrell Bevell
January 21, 2015
(On going against Brandon Browner) It'll be fun-we used to compete hard against him in practice. So that will be fun to see him.
(On the Patriots secondary) They use all of their guys-just about all of the depth that they have on the back end, you see them on tape. I think they're all solid players but when you start with [Darrelle] Revis and BB [Brandon Browner]-we know about BB and Revis is one of the best in the business. I think [Devin] McCourty is playing just about as well as you can play at safety, he's very active. So it's going to be fun, it's going to be a good challenge-one that we're looking forward too.
(On Russell Wilson's resilience) Yes-he's such a positive guy. He only sees the best, only sees positive things, and he's able to let go of it really quickly. By the time he gets to the sideline, he's on to the next series and he's ready to go. Not that we don't want to gather the information that we need, but he kind of just lets it go.
(On the 4 interceptions) They are all different-obviously they're circumstances that happened in the game, circumstances that happen-whether it was the wind, the rain, all of the conditions and things that happened, protection, and all kinds of things that can happen, but the first one-the deep ball, he just under threw it a little bit and then a couple balls go off our hands. So there are all kinds of different ones, you just don't really want bad decisions, taking really bad chances, and I didn't think any of them would fall in that category. So you just keep playing and move on and try to get better.
(On the comeback) It doesn't surprise me-really from the offense as a whole; we weren't ourselves for 55 minutes. You have to give Green Bay a lot of credit; they had a lot to do with it, but there were some uncharacteristic things going on during the game of how we were performing so we just had to gather ourselves somehow and we were able to flip the switch, get it going, got a little bit of momentum and rhythm, some rhythm and once we did that, we kind of got on track. We got him on track, we got everyone else on it as well, and we were able to make that turn around.
(On Wilson's demeanor after the fourth interception) Good-he truly came back to the sideline and said, we're going to win this game. He's talking all the time and he didn't waiver, even with four minutes to go, he came back and said they we were going to win it and that's what happened.
(On Russell predicting the touchdown to Kearse on the sideline) We had talked about it-we had talked about it all game and we were waiting for it to happen. You could kind of feel for some of the rhythm that we were getting into that it was possible, but he did say it. It couldn't have worked out any better, we had really worked on it, we practiced it, and he was able to show up.
(On who is playing right tackle with Justin Britt still banged up) We don't know exactly yet-he's going to do a little bit outside of practice and we'll kind of feel that as it goes on. Alvin [Bailey] did ok, he's had some real good games for us-probably wasn't his best one, but he's still solid. He's gone in from right tackle to guard to left tackle. So we really put a lot on his plate-we use him as our big guy so there were a few issues but overall, he does a great job for us.
(On Tom Cable) It's great-Tom does an outstanding job for us and he's really the guy that takes charge of that room, he takes charge of the run game obviously, him and I have a great relationship, we work really well together-constant communication on game day and where we could go, what we could do. I'm glad that we have him, I know those guys in that room are glad, and just a coaching job for four centers and tackles were out at times, and using the tight end-just a phenomenal job.
(On has he ever had an offense to overcome this much adversity) I don't think I have-it's great for those players, the way the guys that were behind them, were able to step up and play, they all stepped up and played at a high level when we needed them. It's a great job by Tom, Will [Harriger], and Chris [Morgan] to prepare all of those guys and Pat Ruel as well. It's just a great coaching job, and great playing job-when you're down to your fourth center, there's a lot of learning and a lot of catching up that has to be able to get those guys prepared, to be able to move Alvin Bailey as much as we did and for him to be prepared-they've done a great job.
(On the mishandled snaps) I just think we were a little off-Max[Unger] was moving hard and a lot of them were moving off to the right, that's definitely something we have to get back on during these next two weeks. It's something that we've worked on during training camp, and sometimes you can get a little loose with it, and you have to bring it back in.
(On going through the game plan this week) I think we were kind of fortunate that we've gone through it one time. To do it last year and be able to prepare, we prepared like we were playing this Sunday-that doesn't mean that everything is put to bed obviously, but to have most of the work done, going into the week so that when you get there, there is a lot of things that's going on. You're going to practice and doing things different than you normally would after practice. I think for us, it worked well that we had majority of the game plan in and then the second week were just able to review it and basically practice it all over again. I think that really helped us to be as sharp as we really were.
(On what Darrelle Revis does best) He does everything well-he's as good as they come in that position. I know that they feel confident that they can just put him on an island, but they can put him over there one on one and the other guys can help the other side of the field and he'd be able to take care of that, or at least he's been able to in his past. So he's a solid player-he can play bump and run, he understands concepts, he can jump routes if he needs to, he can play the deep ball. So he's a solid player.
(On a deflated ball) We throw whatever is given to us-if it's flat, then we'd be in trouble, but if it has a little more. Then we just throw the thing-when you're handing it off, it doesn't matter how much air is in it.
(On if the air in the ball affects kickers) I don't know, you're going to have to ask the kickers. I've never tried to kick one.
(On how unique the Patriots are) They're very unique. Coach Belichick has done that for a long time. He's as good as they come in terms of game planning for an opponent and he's going to have a specific game plan for us. You don't even know what it could be. So you kind of have to really be ready for everything. Fronts, coverage's, all different kind of things and you have to be able to anticipate some of the things that they might do and you have to be able to adjust. During the game there's definitely some un-scouted looks that are probably going to come up. So we just have to be ready to make those adjustments on the sideline as they come.
(On if there is anything to take away from the game two years ago or is it too different) Well obviously both teams are different. We're different than when we played them the last time. But yeah, there's days where we'll go back and look at, obviously and I'm sure they're looking at that game but I mean that's quite a long time ago.
(On if there are a lot of un-scouted looks more than opponents that he's faced) Yeah I would say so. I think you really have to be on your toes and really be prepared. Like I said almost every single guy on their secondary, you've seen them on tape in the games. There's all the D-linemen, all the linebackers, they use them really all over the place. They can use them as down linemen, they can use them as linebackers, they use their safeties as corners, they're all over the place. There's definitely going to be some un-scouted looks to come up.
(On if he sees any similarities between Russell Wilson and Tom Brady for this game) The first thing that comes to my mind is they're both winners. Tom Brady has won in this league for a long, long time, and Russell [Wilson] is only in his third year and he's been winning pretty well in his own right. So that's the first thing that comes to my mind. Then I think both them are ultimate competitors. They almost will their teams to victories in many different ways. Those are the two similarities that I'd say jump out right away.