Darrell Bevell is replacing Jim Bob Cooter as the new offensive coordinator (OC) this fall in Motown. When asked about the hire, General Manager, Bob Quinn stated, "I think we want a balanced attack, like we talked about before. We want to be able to run the ball, we want to be able to use our quarterback because he has a ton of talent. So, we want to be diverse." Matt Patricia said, "The great thing about Bevell is that he's so adaptive to what is best for the players we have and the quarterback position obviously being the most critical. We'll start there and we'll build and go from there."
Both pointed to Matt Stafford as the starting point for Bevell's design. Since that time, Bevell has stated, "We're going to run the football, we're going to run it very well." Interestingly, compiling those quotes together gives us a glimpse into how Bevell has traditionally helped is quarterbacks - through the run game. Let's dig into Bevell's history for more clues on what to expect in 2019.
Play Volume - No Change
Darrell Bevell and Lions former OC, Jim Bob Cooter, each have averaged about 1,000 plays per season for their careers. Each also averages about 960 attempts.