Seahawks backup quarterback Trevone Boykin joined “Bob, Groz and Tom” on 710 ESPN Seattle Monday to talk about his offseason training and what tactic he’s specifically been focusing on for games.
Boykin jumped on the show after watching the solar eclipse with his teammates – he joked that general manager John Schneider came out and told players not to look up unless they had shades – and shared what his focus has been for practice and preseason games. He said one of the main things he wanted to improve is the tempo of which he runs Seattle’s offense, and it has been a point of emphasis during training.
“Getting in and out of the huddle, playing fast,” Boykin said. “We don’t want to let the defense dictate what we do, we want to try to push the tempo, try to get them lined up so we can know what we can do on offense.”
It seems to be paying off so far. Boykin completed 12 of 15 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown for a 113.2 rating in the Seahawks’ preseason opener against the Chargers, then completed 5 of 8 for 55 yards in last Friday’s win over Minnesota. He also had four carries for 31 rushing yards and another touchdown against the Chargers and another 14 yards on two carries vs. the Vikings.
Signed last offseason by Seattle after going undrafted out of TCU, Boykin said having a year of experience under his belt has certainly helped.
“Coming into the second year, it’s a lot more subtle, it’s a lot more calmed down,” Boykin said. “You know what you can and can’t do. But it’s all about getting better, I mean there’s stuff in this offense that I still don’t know that I’m trying to get better at learning, so that’s what I’m here to do.”
Listen to Boykin’s entire interview with “Bob, Groz and Tom” above or at this link.