KJR’s Curtis Crabtree is reporting that the Seattle Seahawks have parted ways with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell after seven seasons. His firing comes after the Seahawks worst offensive season under Pete Carroll and after the team missed the playoff for the first time since 2011.
According to the report, Bevell was told of the decision Tuesday night.
The Hawks offense started slowly for the most part under Bevell during his tenure in the Emerald City, but 2017 was the worst year for quick starts under his coaching — Seattle never scored an touchdown in the opening quarter this past season. Seattle’s offensive ineptitude this season came despite quarterback Russell Wilson’s MVP caliber season that saw him throw a league leading 34 touchdown passes while also scoring three rushing touchdowns (the Seahawk’s running backs would combine for only one more rushing touchdown all season).
The offense’s collapse in the running game has been in the works for the last three, ever since Marshawn Lynch’s injury in 2015. Despite the running games inconsistency in that season, Seattle’s offense flourished in the second half of the season and it was also the best Bevell’s play calling looked in his time under Carroll.
Super Bowl 49’s ending will forever haunt Bevell and the Seahawks as the pick play at the one-yard line led to an interception to seal the Patriots win.