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Here is my Q&A with #Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell after Sunday’s game. He is in the mix for the #Bears head job.
Q: How has working with a rookie quarterback in Russell Wilson improved you as a coach and maybe made you ready to become a head coach?
DB: I think it improved me as a coach and as an offensive coordinator in terms we had to figure out what is best for our players, whether it is a rookie quarterback, rookie running back, rookie wide receiver. Obviously, a quarterback is much more involved in the offense and we had to understand his skill set, what his strengths are, what his weaknesses are, how much we can put on his plate, what we can expect him to do and still be successful.
Q: Previously, you had been most well known for working with Brett Favre with two different teams. They couldn’t be much different could they?
DB: They’re kind of polar opposites, aren’t they? I think that is an important part of it. I was fortunate to be working with a guy that had many, many years of experience when I started to coach Brett. So, there was some learning I took from him in how to work with him, how to coach him and then when you get a rookie, you’re learning exactly how to handle that situation as well.
Q: Do you grow as a coach working with Wilson?
DB: Oh sure. You grow in all kinds of ways. You grow in what you’re looking for. Obviously, Russell kind of broke the mold in terms of what everyone thinks a quarterback can be and should be. So, you kind of say, ‘OK, let’s just not count it out because of that number (height).’ So, you learn lots of things in that situation.
Q: Your father was a longtime high school head coach. Have you always aspired for that position at this level?
DB: You know what. The important thing for me is really, I know it sounds cliché, I always want to do my job well, the job that I have. That is one thing my dad taught me as well. I haven’t been one of those guys always looking over the horizon, finding a better place to go, finding a better situation. Coach Carroll, going back to Coach Childress, going back to Coach Sherman. They all entrusted me with a job and I just want to do that one. When you do it well, just as our team played well, everyone gets credit for it and all of a sudden you have All-Pro players, Pro Bowl players. It’s the same deal. The success of those guys have helped me just doing what I am supposed to be doing.
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