Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell fired, reports say

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell fired, reports say

The Seattle Seahawks have fired Darrell Bevell as their offensive coordinator, according to Curtis Crabtree of Pro Football Talk.

Bevell was informed of the decision Tuesday night, according to ProFootballTalk, which first reported his dismissal.

The firing is the first of a coordinator for the Seahawks since the removal of Bates following the 2010 season.

Head coach Pete Carroll tried to take the heat for the call, but much of the blame was still put on Bevell's shoulders. Bevell was likely dismissed because the Seahawks finished 15th in total offense this season and had an atrocious offensive line.

More details are in this ESPN story.

While the Seahawks have yet to confirm Bevell's release, Seattle's offensive "challenges" will probably be someone else's problem for the 2018 season.

It's unclear who the Seahawks will turn to as a replacement for Bevell.

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. It's not playcalling", Baldwin said.

"We've already seen how that goes", he explained to reporters. We don't execute as a team.

"And that's on us as players". Sarkisian was UW's coach from 2009-13 before leaving to become the head coach at USC in 2014 before being fired early in the 2015 season for several alcohol-related incidents.

Bevell, a former quarterback at Wisconsin, came to Seattle following a stint as the OC with the Minnesota Vikings.

In his seven seasons as Seahawks offensive coordinator, Bevell guided them into the top 10 in points scored four times.

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. Seattle was 12th in 2016 and ranked in the bottom half of the league from 2011 to 2013. The trademark running game over the past two seasons has withered, a span that coincides with the departure of Marshawn Lynch. Seattle finished no worse than fourth in rushing from 2012 to 2015 but has been 23rd and 25th in the past two seasons. Additionally, he led the Seahawks in rushing with 586 yards and three touchdowns. Bevell's game planning, in general, has been criticized as of late for Seattle's most recent offensive woes.