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Report: Seahawks Part Ways with Offensive Coordinator Darrell Bevell

The Seahawks wanted more punch to their offense in 2017, and after another down season in that department, including in the season finale against the Cardinals that cost them a playoff birth, the team has decided to part ways with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.

Bevell was informed of the decision Tuesday night, according to ProFootballTalk, which first reported his dismissal. The Seahawks have not announced Bevell’s firing, though the move would not be unexpected. Coach Pete Carroll left the door open for potential coaching changes when he said after the season that the staff would be evaluated.

Bevell’s dismissal comes on the heels of the Seahawks finishing 9-7 and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2011. Seattle was 15th in total offense and 11th in scoring but had particular trouble moving the ball in December, producing fewer than 150 yards in both a Week 15 loss to the Los Angeles Rams and a Week 16 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Seattle’s yardage totals in those games marked the team’s lowest since 2013.

Clearly the team for whatever reason wasn’t responding to whatever Bevell was selling, and you could see it that the team was out of sync way too often this season.

Yes there’s no doubt that injuries were a factor in the lack of offense on this team, and the Seahawks have to figure out who is going to run the ball and if they are going to keep tight end Jimmy Graham around, but the lack of offense this season was hard to watch, and in the end it’s a main reason the team is watching the postseason from home.

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One Response to “Report: Seahawks Part Ways with Offensive Coordinator Darrell Bevell”

  1. UncleWalter says:

    Fantastic! Fantastic! Hooray! Hooray!
    I’m a Seahawks fan again!
    Bevell can go coach BYU, where his heart is.

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