Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Stat-Tribune wrote this excellent profile on new Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell before the start of the season in August.
In it, Bevell talks about the beginning of his coaching career and how he wished he would have had a better opportunity to play in the NFL.
Bevell’s boyish looks make him appear younger than his 40 years, and his deep religious beliefs (he's never had a sip of alcohol) and patient nature seem to qualify him for residence in Mayberry R.F.D. But talk to Bevell or anyone close to him and it becomes apparent just how much he likes to compete and how little he likes to lose. It doesn’t matter if it's assembling an origami, playing baseball for the Eden Prairie Lions Tap senior team or drawing up the Vikings’ offensive game plan.
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“He’s as competitive right now as he was when he was in high school,” Jim Bevell said of his son
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com offers his end-of-season awards, including best offensive player (Matt Hasselbeck) and best defensive player (Chris Clemons).
If you haven’t already, take a look at Rod Mar’s photos from the Chicago game. Definitely worth a look.
Tight end John Carlson talks to his hometown paper about the play he suffered a concussion on during the Chicago game. Carlson: “I didn’t necessarily try to hurdle him, but I tried to jump away from the tackle. I remember getting flipped, but I don’t remember anything after that.”
Doug Farrar of Sportspressnw.com and I join KJR’s Ian Furness and Jason Puckett to discuss offseason issues for the Seahawks in this audio link.
Dave Boling of The New Tribune, Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times join KJR’s Mitch Levy and Hugh Millen and do the same thing in this audio link.
Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com rates all of the underclassmen who have declared themselves eligible for this year’s draft.
Chad Reuter of NFLDraftScout.com provides this report from the East-West Shrine game.
And yes, it’s mock draft time.
Rang has Seattle selecting Ohio State defensive end Cameron Heyward in his first mock draft.
Reuter has the Seahawks selecting Corey Liuget, DT out of Illinois.