Audio file – Offensive Coordinator Darrell Bevell on 710 AM ESPN Seattle:
Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell joined Bob Stelton and former Seahawks linebacker Dave Wyman on 710 AM ESPN Seattle’s “Bob and Groz” show on Thursday afternoon to talk about recently acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin.
Bevell, who held the role of offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings during Harvin’s first two seasons in the league (2009-10), perhaps provides the greatest level of familiarity when it comes to the Seahawks’ newest receiver. In those two seasons with Bevell as his coordinator, Harvin caught 131 balls for 1,658 yards and 11 touchdowns, and carried the football 33 times for 242 yards and a score. He was also named the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2009).
“Dynamic is a good word, explosive,” Bevell told 710 AM ESPN Seattle. “He can really hit the house at any point, at any spot on the field – that’s the first thing that comes to my mind. You can use him all over the place. You can use him in the slot, he could be a standalone receiver outside, you could also just hand him the ball and let him be a runner as well.”
Bevell hopes the addition of Harvin will prove to be a “matchup nightmare” for opposing defenses who will be forced to cover the likes of running back Marshawn Lynch, tight end Zach Miller, wide receivers Sidney Rice, Golden Tate, and Doug Baldwin, while also defending the will-he-run or will-he-pass ability of quarterback Russell Wilson.
“There are just so many things that we’ll be able to have the capability of doing,” Bevell said. “We’re trying to put good football players out there on the field and help support one another.
“The problem right now is we only have one ball,” he joked.