Bevell sees running by committee in 2014

June, 5, 2014
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It was only one quick answer to a town hall question, but Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell may have revealed something about the team’s plans in 2014.

"We are going to be running back by committee," Bevell said. "We really like what Christine Michael is doing right now."

That one comment was tweeted over and over again by fans listening and watching the town hall meeting Wednesday night at CenturyLink Field when Bevell, defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and coach Pete Carroll answered questions.

Michael, the second-year player from Texas A&M, has been a clear standout in the organized team activities the last two weeks. He has gotten plenty of reps because starting running back Marshawn Lynch has elected not to participate, so far, in the voluntary practices.

"We need to see what's going on with Marshawn,’’ Bevell said. "Obviously he hasn't been here for the OTAs, but we fully expect him to be ready to go."

In Lynch's absence, Bevell is thrilled with what he has seen from Michael.

"He's somebody we're really excited about," Bevell said about Michael. "We really like what he's doing right now with the quickness, the speed and the toughness he's shown. He's making great cuts. He has breakaway speed to finish a run and he has really quick moves in short areas. He also has great power he can put behind his pads.

"But what I like more than the physical stuff is his attention to the details. He's starting to do a nice job of that, focusing on his footwork and all his protections."

Terry Blount

ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter

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