Bevell clarifies his running game comment

June, 10, 2014
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RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell continued to praise running back Christine Michael Monday, but Bevell also said his comments were misinterpreted last week when he said the Seahawks would have a running game by committee in 2014.

"I was thinking more out here [in organized team activities] and that we're rolling all those guys in," Bevell said after Monday's practice. "That idea [a running-back rotation] is not our policy and not something we do that way. It was just something I threw out there, really thinking about the OTAs."

Meanwhile, starting running back Marshawn Lynch still has not participated in the OTAs with three practices remaining, but that isn't a surprise. The mandatory three-day minicamp starts next week on June 17.

Several websites reported Monday that Lynch was involved in an altercation at San Francisco's Mezzanine nightclub Sunday night, but no arrests were made. TMZ reported the disagreement did not become physical and Lynch didn't confront anyone.

With Lynch not at OTAs, Michael continues to shine in practice.

"We really like what we're seeing," Bevell said about Michael. "He's really turned the page on last year."

Bevell said he's more impressed with Michael's attitude than anything else.

"It's just the attention to detail, becoming a professional football player and taking it like it's his job," Bevell said. "There were some distractions going on for him last year. He just really needed to focus in on the details of things -- footwork, reads, assignments -- all those things he's really doing right now."

Terry Blount

ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter

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