Darrell Bevell Reportedly Fired as Seahawks OC After 7 Seasons with Team

Seahawks fire Darrell Bevell following lackluster December

Report | Seahawks fire Darrell Bevell as OC

Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell has been fired after seven seasons with the team, ProFootballTalk reported late Tuesday night, citing a source informed of the decision.

There has been speculation that other offensive position coaches could also be on the way out, and there had been talk that the defensive coaching staff could also undergo change, though it was revealed on Tuesday night that former Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley will stay with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Bevell acknowledged the difficulties of the season during his final press conference of the year, and likely, with the Seahawks.

The Seahawks missed the playoffs for the first time since Bevell's first season in Seattle.

More details are in this ESPN story.

The most famous such occasion was at the end of Super Bowl XLIX, when the Seahawks had first-and-goal from the 5, 66 seconds and one timeout to get the game-winning touchdown against the New England Patriots.

The Seahawks offense, directed by Darrell Bevell (left), Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll worked together for six years.

Both Bevell and Carroll took credit for the call, but Bevell's reputation took a hit with fans that might ultimately have been too much to overcome. "It's not playcalling", Baldwin said, when asked what ailed Seattle's offense. Offensively, that's what we've seen time and time again is that we do not execute the way that we should. "You guys can blame Bev all you want to, but the truth of the matter is that Bev's not the problem". The former Washington and USC coach worked for Carroll with the Trojans.

And another could be Mike Shula, who was sacked as offensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers earlier this week and was the head coach at Alabama from 2003-06.

After serving three years at that post, Bevell was promoted to the Packers' quarterbacks coach in 2003, where he remained through 2005 before being plucked by the Vikings. Seattle was 12th in 2016 and ranked in the bottom half of the league from 2011 to 2013. Seattle finished no worse than fourth in rushing from 2012 to 2015 but has been 23rd and 25th in the past two seasons.

Offensive line coach Tom Cable is in charge of Seattle's running game.

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