Seahawks Fire OC Darrell Bevell

The Seahawks have fired offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, a source tells Curtis Crabtree of PFT (on Twitter). Bevell was set to return for his eighth season with the team in 2018. Darrell Bevell (vertical)

Bevell finds himself out of work after the Seahawks went 9-7 and failed to reach the postseason for the first time since 2011. All things considered, the offense wasn’t terrible – the Seahawks placed 15th in total offense (330.4 yards per game), 14th in DVOA, and eleventh in scoring. However, things stalled in some key late season games such as Week 15’s embarrassing 42-7 loss to the Rams.

The running game also suffered this season. Despite the presence of Thomas Rawls and free agent pickup Eddie Lacy, it was quarterback Russell Wilson who finished out the year as the team’s leading scorer. The Seahawks placed 23rd in rushing and it would have been a lot lower if not for Wilson’s 586 yards on the ground.

Bevell was on the sidelines for some of Seattle’s best seasons in franchise history, including the Super Bowl after the 2013 season. In the following year, his call for the Seahawks to pass from the 1-yard line spoiled a would-be victory in Super Bowl XLIX. Bevell managed to hang on for three more years after that, but he was never able to salvage his reputation with fans.

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    • tsolid

      Yea… it’s Bevell’s fault that the Seahawks invested less in their offensive line than almost any other team in the NFL.

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      • daruba

        I’m personally tired of seeing every drive start with two running plays for -2 yards. That IS his call knowing he doesn’t have the lynch era oline

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        • tsolid

          Daruba- Did you want to see Wilson back there running for his life more than he already was?? C’mon man, even w/o running game, you can’t throw it every down

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      • ignoramus

        Yeah… more draft picks than any team since 2010 on O-linemen is certainly not an investment.

        I don’t disagree with you that this is all more on Cable, but it’s not fair to say we haven’t invested in the line.

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        • tsolid

          Drafting and Investing $ into the O-Line are Two different things. The $ spent on the O-Line is still in the Bottom of the League. You can’t make Chicken Salad out of Chicken Sh*%

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  1. UndergroundKingz

    Scapegoat firing imo….but I can see why people thought it was the right time to finally let hm go. I just don’t know if it was the right move.

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  2. Thronson5

    To blame the offense on him is a joke! That O Line was terrible, Wilson was constantly running for his life and hardly had time back there.

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  3. golfman726

    Plenty of issues and blame to go around on this team.
    However, 8 years of the same offense had seemed to become predictable in many situations by good defenses. It’s time for a fresh look on offense.

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  4. whereslou

    Bevell has been so predictable in his play calling it is pathetic. It was time for him to go a few years ago. Forget about this year he was bailed out with Lynch and his predictable play calling. I bet 75% of Seahawks fans that know anything about football are glad to see him go. Good riddance now hire someone that has some ingenuity.

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