Shurmur on Hawks: “There’s no mystery that they are playing well.”

Published on October 19, 2011 by     Tacoma News Tribune (Feed)

We talked to Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur in a teleconference with Seattle-area reporters this morning.

The first-year coach is familiar with the Seahawks from his time as offensive coordinator with the St. Louis Rams for two seasons.

“They are playing very well against the run,” Shurmur said about Seattle’s defense. “And I think they’ve got a good scheme, and they’re very talented. They’ve improve in spots roster-wise, and there’s no mystery that they are playing well, because they’re good players.

“I think it’s rare that you see a corner as big as we’ll see. And I think the safeties are real good players. Earl Thomas is a very disruptive guy. And they’ve got some guys back. I was with Chris Clemons in Philadelphia, and gosh he’s very disruptive as a pass rusher. And then you have (Alan) Branch, and (Brandon) Mebane and Red Bryant. So there’s guys there that are playing well, and the scheme is good.”

Listen to a snippet of our conversation with Shurmur below.
MP3:

Offensively, Shurmur said Seattle is getting a lot of mileage out of the no-huddle offense, and regardless of who starts at quarterback – Tarvaris Jackson or Charlie Whitehurst – he expects to see a steady diet of the no-huddle on Sunday.

“Both quarterbacks, whoever is going to play, they’ve both found a way to execute well within the scheme,” he said. “And you’ve got a heck of a running back, that when he carries the football Marshawn (Lynch) can really go. So I think they’re a very talented team, and they’re playing well. And I think they have a lot of confidence.”

Shurmur also talked about the difference in Seattle’s scheme defensively from last year to this season.

“I think it’s Year 2 of their scheme,” Shurmur said. “And they have a way within their scheme to pressure with the linebackers and play man (coverage). They have a to fire zone as well to stop the run. And then they also do a good job of just playing pure zone coverage. So they’ve got all the components that you need, and I’m sure they are going to look at us, and try to devise a way to stop us.”

Perhaps the most interesting comments of the interview came when Shurmur talked about his relationship with Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren. The two got to know each other during the time Shurmur’s uncle, the late Fritz Shurmur, served as Holmgren’s defensive coordinator in Green Bay from 1994 to 1998.

Pat Shurmur was coaching tight ends at Michigan State during that time, so he would regularly trek to Green Bay and stay with his uncle, hanging around at the Packers’ office. That’s also where Pat Shurmur got to know Andy Reid, who was coaching tight ends for Green Bay at the time. Pat Shurmur would later serve as quarterbacks coach for Reid at Philadelphia from 2002 to 2008.

“I’ve enjoy our interaction,” Shurmur said “There’s times we talk about football. There’s time we talk about things that have nothing to do with football. But I think as a new head coach, to have in my opinion a Hall of Fame head coach in this league as a guy that I can talk to and ask opinions of, I think it’s terrific.

Read more: http://blog.thenewstribune.com/seahawks/2011/10/19/shurmur-on-hawks-theres-no-mystery-that-they-are-playing-well/#ixzz1bGzp3J2r

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

141124wagner660

Bobby Wagner goes from not playing for five games to playing all but one play vs Cardinals

After missing five games with a toe injury, Bobby Wagner was back at middle linebacker for Sunday’s win ...
141125-nfcwest-660

Know Your Enemy: NFC West Update on 49ers, Rams, Cardinals

Seattle's Week 12 win over the Arizona Cardinals should make for a more interesting stretch-run in the hyper-competitive ...
141124mmm660

Russell Wilson’s impromptu plays paved way for important victory

This one, as it turned, also was on Russell Wilson. After a week in which the Seahawks’ third-year quarterback ...
141123wagner660a

Seahawks cut Cardinals’ lead in NFC West to two games

In a game they had to have, the Seahawks regained their swagger and recaptured their dominating ways in ...
140904glance660

Seahawks play like the champs, roll Packers, 36-16

So this is what defending a Super Bowl championship looks like. Actually, it looked plenty like how the Seahawks ...
140902britt600

The Avril affect has played into Justin Britt’s development

If Pete Carroll has said it once, the Seahawks’ coach has said it just about every time he ...
140828walters600

Seahawks re-sign WR Bryan Walters, waive WR Phil Bates

Bryan Walters’ weekend was a lot like his performance in the Seahawks’ preseason finale on Thursday night. It ...
20140901upnext600

Up next: Green Bay Packers

As Super Bowl champions, the Seahawks will host the NFL regular-season opener at CenturyLink Field on Thursday night. ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz