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Seahawks OC Bevell knows Green Bay, Capers well

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 20, 2012 at 4:26 pm with 26 Comments »
September 20, 2012 4:26 pm

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell has plenty of experience preparing for Green Bay, having spent five seasons as the offensive coordinator for the Packers NFC North rival, the Minnesota Vikings, from 2006 to 2010.

Bevell also began his NFL coaching career as an offensive quality control assistant for Green Bay in 2000, eventually serving as quarterbacks coach from 2003 to 2005.

Specifically, Bevell’s gone up against Green Bay defensive coordinator Dom Capers four times in 2009 and 2010.

So what can he expect from a defense that currently leads the league in sacks with 11, and created the most turnovers in 2011?

“The thing that jumps out right way is their ball hawking,” Bevell said. “They get after the ball. I think he’s led the league a number of times in interceptions. They really do a good job of getting after the football, attacking it when it’s in the air.

“Also, they can pressure you. They can give you a lot of different looks. He’s been around forever. He’s seen every defense, and he’s probably tried every one, so I think he just kind of has a mixed back that he can draw on and go to.”

Here’s the injury report for today.

For Seattle, cornerback Byron Maxwell (hamstring) did not practice. Tight end Zach Miller (foot), running back Marshawn Lynch (back) and receiver Doug Baldwin (shoulder) were limited. And receiver Charly Martin (chest) and offensive tackle Russell Okung (knee) were full participants.

For Green Bay, tight end Tom Crabtree (shoulder), receiver Greg Jennings (groin) and linebacker Jamari Lattimore (ankle) did not participate.

Receiver Randall Cobb (hamstring), cornerback Davon House (shoulder), offensive guard Josh Sitton (knee), running back James Starks (toe) and defensive end C.J. Wilson (groin) were limited participants.

Linebacker Terrell Manning (concussion) and linebacker Nick Perry (wrist) were full participants.

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Rice will also be able to help Wilson. facing Green Bay twice a year for 4 years in Minn.

  2. This is really going to come down to how our O line plays and how well they handle the blitz packages. Glad we’re at the Clink!

  3. Nice to hear Charly Martin is back. I think in our 4 WR sets having both he and Baldwin working the underneath stuff will be critical in this game.

  4. Duke – Get a clue. The “new” protocall is that you have to hate Rice on this blog because he sucks.

  5. banosser says:

    The o-line will need to get Marshon holes to run thru so we can control the clock, grind yards and keep the ball away from Rodgers.

  6. Can’t get separation or gets hurt all the time.

  7. Well….he is hurt all the time THAT’S for damn sure.

  8. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I can’t get no separation
    I can’t get no separation
    ‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
    I can’t get no, I can’t get no
    When I’m running down the field
    And the cornerback comes up on me
    And he’s tellin’ me more and more
    About some useless information
    Supposed to fire my imagination
    I can’t get no, oh no no no
    Hey hey hey, that’s what I say
    I can’t get no separation
    I can’t get no separation
    ‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
    I can’t get no, I can’t get no

  9. For the record, you fools think he sucks.

  10. bbnate420 says:

    That seems like bickering, BobbyK! ;-)

    I think this game comes down to the Hawks running the ball and forcing GB to try and run the ball if they want to win.

  11. Dukeshire says:

    Bobby – I stand corrected. Lol

    I’m not nearly as concerned with the Capers’ blitzes as I am wih how well his defenses disguise coverages. That gives even experienced QBs fits.

  12. sluggo42 says:

    Mostly this game hinges on Petes ability to get them to forget the Dallas game, so we don’t get punked with over-confidence.

    We need to have the same level of intensity and more. The Pack is going to come in and try to sock us in the mouth on the first play, and we need to be ready for that crap.

    I think a BRUUUUUUU sack the first play of the game would go a long way to setting the game tempo…

  13. Key – getting off of the field on 3rd and long!!!! If we give it up once in awhile great but not like 5 times in one drive ;)

    2 – keep Wilson on his feet!

  14. How his defense disguises coverages!!!!!!!now that is a good point!BINGO bIg DUKE! I’m concerned as well!

  15. HeinieHunter says:

    They first half of the Dallas game we did not look good on third and long…to much time for Romo. AR will pick us to pieces if he has all day.

  16. bbnate420 says:

    Duke, you make a good point about disguising the coverages. I think it is less of a factor if we can consistently pick up yardage running the ball. I know that is obvious. I really think this game mostly comes down to us running the ball effectively, i.e. controlling the clock, and forcing them to run against us and take a lot of time if they are going to score.

  17. bbnate420 says:

    Georgia, are you mad at me??????????

  18. HawkfaninMT says:

    One of the more underrated keys to this game, in my opinion, is blocking BJ Raji. Dockett and the cards beat up our interior and got pressure up the middle. The Cowboys did not have their NT (Ratliff) and Wilson was able to step into the pocket to throw.

    Blocking Raji and controlling the middle of the LOS is a big key.

  19. mojjonation says:

    Have all the fans in the lower bowl do the “Discount Double Check” dance whenever AR is on the field. Maybe they can get Raji and that crazy cheese head guy from the commercial to join in.

    The Pack has a hard time stopping the run. They didn’t really do anything to their defense from last year when it was one of the worst. I don’t see Seattle disguising coverages. They just line up and hit you in the mouth. And if they don’t hit you in the mouth on defense, Tate may tattoo Riddel on someone’s chest. A textbook block gets fined. Whatever.

    See the Hawks block. See Lynch run. Run Beast Mode Run. See Seattle win.

  20. Boy, Jon Gruden was really prophetic about Wilson when he was drafted, saying that he would beat out Flynn and Jackson. I wonder if they will play this clip on MNF.

    Also, I didn’t realize that Bevell led Wisconsin to a Rose Bowl victory back in the 1990s.

  21. JMSeaTown says:

    GB is going to stack the box, blitz, & make us win through the air. Huge game for Wilson…

  22. bbnate420 says:

    Could be, JM. I hope DangeRuss is up to the challenge if they do. I still say we need to run as much as we can to eat up clock. Make GB run the ball. Drop 4 or 5 back in coverage and dare them. Hopefully, some TO’s if they force it.

  23. sluggo42 says:

    It’s kind of a “catch-22″ with our pass “D”. If we don’t get a rush going, AR will skin us alive. If we rush too many and don’t get pressure, AR will skin us alive. We HAVE to get some kind of pressure on the guy.

    I still see a similar offensive game. We are going to run the ball down their throat and dictate what they do. We will impose our will, and throw the ball at the time of our choice.

    I think we can out physical them overall, but we need to not let them outsmart us…

  24. Eating up clock alone won’t win this game. Football is set up to give each team equal number of possessions so chewing clock is only a winning strategy when you have the lead and there is little time left in the game. To get the lead against GB is really all about minimizing their points-per-possession, which really means pass defense. For us, maximizing points-per-possession is all about our strength, which is running the ball. It’s really a battle of offensive efficiency. TOP has little to do with that.

  25. mojjonation says:

    If you are a ball control offense, and the opposing teams run defense is suspect, then TOP is what it is all about. If you think TOP has nothing to do with it, I give you the fourth quarter of the Dallas game. Seattle had it for almost 14 minutes. Dallas had it for a little more than a minute. THAT is how you stop the opposing team. San Fran beat GB because they lined up and took it to them on both sides of the ball. GB beat Chicago because Jay Cutler went all E*Trade baby after Matthews single handedly beat the entire Chicago O-line. While I do agree that if we don’t get pressure on Rodgers we will be in trouble, the longer he is off the field the better off we will be.

  26. mojjonation says:

    You really don’t have to be an offensive genius to hand the ball off to AP 25 or 30 times a game. With TJack at QB, AP in the backfield, and that D, Minnesota still couldn’t do anything. Did Bevell really look like anything other than a mediocre OC until Favre showed up?

    From 2006-2010, Bevell had an average NFL offensive ranking of 16. That is skewed by 2009 where they finished 5th. Otherwise they were never better than 13th overall and averaged 19th. Barely middle of the road. Their rushing attack averaged #9 and topped out at number one in 2009. In 2009, the passing attack topped out at number 8. Three of the four other years, Minnesota was 25th or worse in passing. The other year they were 18th. So tell me again why Bevell is still here? This is like calling Jim Mora a defensive genius when he was with the Falcons and his guys were never better than 9th in scoring and 16th in total D.

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