Here’s some of what Darrell Bevell said Monday:
(On the RB rotation) We really like what we’re seeing. The guys have really been working hard at their positions. They work hard at the details. They’ve come a long way, particularly Christine Michael from last year to this year. Robert’s (Turbin) working extremely hard out here as well. Finishing his runs. You see him running all the way to the end zone. So those guys are just doing a really nice job working.
(On what Christine Michael need to work on most) I think attention to detail and becoming a professional football player and taking it like it’s his job. I think there were some distractions going on for him a little bit and he just really needed to focus in on the details of things – footwork, reads, assignments and all those kind of things that he’s really doing right now. He’s really turned the page on last year and we like what we’re seeing right now.
(On Terrelle Pryor) I think the thing that’s impressed me the most is just how he’s worked. You hear things and don’t know quite know anything about him but kind of the reputation he has before. Coming in, he’s done a really nice job of spending time here in the building. Spent time with Russell. Spent time with his coach. He’s working really, really hard to get it. There are a lot of good things that are happening out here. Sometimes just being able to spit the play out in the huddle can be a challenge and that hasn’t been a problem for him. He’s been able to rip right through it. He’s picking up the offense really well. Out here, he’s executing pretty well for us. We kind of like what we se. He’s a big tall guy, rangy. He runs really well. Can throw the ball. We’re still just kind of feeling out what’s gonna be his best stuff so if something happens where he’s on the team or something happens where he’s playing then we want to make sure we have an idea of what we need to do with him.
(On Robert Turbin’s attributes) He’s a big strong kid. He’s got good speed and he’s got power. Those are things that we liked when he was coming out. To his credit last year he had some really big runs, and just about every time he had a big run it got called back. Even in the Super Bowl he had a nice run in that game and something happened where it came back. He has the ability to break big runs and he can finish them with power. He’s our kind of guy. He’s very tenacious. The game is important to him. He loves to play and he wants to be the best he can possibly be and that gives him a chance.
(On Kevin Norwood) I think one of the things I liked the best when he was coming out was his contested catches, ability to catch the ball in a crowd. If you were standing out here today you saw that a couple of times. He’s doing a really nice job. He’s picked it up. There are some missed assignments every now and then which you expect from young guys. But, he’s really worked hard to pick it up. The stage is not too big for him. He’s jumped right in there with our first group at times and he’s performed. There job is to catch the ball and he’s really catching the ball well.
(On Justin Britt) Like him. We really like what he’s doing. We’ve had the opportunity to have him in the first group as well. He’s another guy that’s been really smart. He’s been on the details. It’s been important to him and he looks really good at the position.