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The NFL and post-actual analysts of Seahawks Michael Robinson talk to Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett, Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
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His offenses were always running the football, and now he's calling for plays Detroit Lions, Darrell Bevell said that will not change.

"We're going to play the football, we're going on well," Bevell's Monday bet on a fan forum for Ford Field season ticket holders.

But beyond that, Bevell, who replaced Jim Bob Cooter as an aggressive co-ordinator of the Lions last month, says that it is too early to find out what is going on because of this offense because He is still familiar with his new personnel.

"I hope it's one that scores points," said Bevell. "That's the first thing we need to do. But now, it's still something we're trying to build. It's easy to say what we want to do in the game, what we want to do in the game pass , but we have to build around the players. "

This approach is only fresh. Coaches at most levels of sport are the most.

But some of the things that the Lions have taken to Bevell when set out to reform the proportion last month.

Bevell said he arrived at the Lions Matt Patricia committee because of the post and was "a little secret interview down in Orlando" in January.

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The half-day interview lasted and general manager Bob Quinn included – as well as special special co-ordinator John Bonamego interviewed with both of them in Orlando – and Bevell said the process was extremely thorough and He and Patricia quickly learned them on the same page of philosophy.

"There was nothing really that they did not touch," said Bevell. "We went from the beginning to the end of my philosophy, what I believe, what they believed and saw it very well. When they saw the nature of each job and every situation going. It was a truly complete process. "

Quinn said in early January that the Lions wanted a co-ordinator to balance the offense and be adaptable enough to change his approach based on the opponent.

Patricia refused to talk about Bevell when he asked for hiring at the Senior Bowl last month, but Bevell Monday explained that the NFL is slightly unnamed.

"It's not a secret when I was, we were able to run the football and we're able to run it at a high level," he said. "We have had a great background with Adrian Petersons, Chester Taylors, Ahman Greens, Marshawn Lynch. So a great background, that's what I think is good, but it does not mean you have to be up to running and passing "We're going to run the football, we're getting a good deal, but we want to make sure that we are doing all kinds of things and focusing on our players well."

Detroit Lions lets back that Kerryon Johnson is celebrating a touchdown with the quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) during the first half of the NFL football match against Chicago Bears Sunday, November 11, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo / David Banks) (Photo: The Press Associated)

Nineteen beginnings from the Lions have since been under contract for 2019, although the team must replace the Golden Tate Slot Receiver, find a new startup (or two) and possibly a right guard to the T.J. center. Lang.

Kerryon Johnson, who ran for 641 staff yards as a team and finished second in the NFL at 5.4 yards per transport, and most of Bevell's offspring as Bevell offenses in Minnesota ( 2006-10) and Seattle (2011- 17) in the top 10 in the series seven times.

Johnson told the Free Press in January that he was hoping about stuck, and Bevell said that he spends this idea of ​​working with Johnson.

"I had a great conversation on the phone," said Bevell. "He found himself together and he is a smart guy who knows exactly what his plan is. I was asking him where you are going to do, what will you do this week? , what about this week? When do you come back here? He had all the answers and it's really cool away like that. But, we've been able to see a bit last year on the field. "

October 23, 2016; Glendale, AZ, SAM; Seattle Seahawks aggressive Darrell Bevell co-ordinator against Arizona Friends at the University of Phoenix Stadium. The game finished in 6-6 tie after overtime. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Bevell said he is also in touch with the Matthewback quarterback Lionback Stafford, and while he wants to do things, Stafford continued to talk to Stafford as well as "little to extend him, b & # 39; it may be posted in a position that is not before and is just able to push our offense to a new height. "

"We're doing what Kerry does well, we will do what our receptionists are doing well, what Matthew does well," said Bevell. "We have been sure to take care of the quarterback by protecting it. So, at this point, making a big statement, it's a bit early as we need to know a bit more about our personnel."

Contact Dave Birkett at dbirkett@freepress.com. Follow it on Twitter @davebirkett.Read more on the Detroit Lions and sign up for our Lions newsletter.

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