Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell fired, reports say

  • Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell fired, reports say

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell fired, reports say

Dave Mahler of Sportsradio 950 KJR reports that Richard, who has been mentioned as a potential head coaching candidate for the Indianapolis Colts, is not expected to return to Seattle next season. Seattle finished no worse than fourth in rushing from 2012 to 2015 but has been 23rd and 25th in the past two seasons. Much of that was also due to the presence of running back Marshawn Lynch, Wilson's scrambling ability, and an offensive line that was better in the earlier half of Bevell's tenure. With a chance to secure a historic win over the New England Patriots, he called for an ill-fated screen pass by quarterback Russell Wilson that was intercepted in the end zone by Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler to seal the win for New England. The Seahawks finished 15th in total offense (330.4 yards per game) and 11th in scoring (22.9 points) this season, but struggled to move the ball in a Week 15 loss to the Los Angeles Rams and a Week 16 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

The house cleaning comes after the Seahawks disappointing season in which they posted a 9-7 record and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2011. Wilson had over 4,000 yards through the air and the team averaged 141 rushing yards per game.

Wide receiver Doug Baldwin, as he has done on other occasions, defended Bevell after the season.

The Seahawks had just four rushing touchdowns as a team, and Mike Davis was their leading rusher among running backs with just 240 yards.

Bevell spent the last seven seasons heading up the Seattle offense, and was told of the team's decision to let him go on Tuesday night, Pro Football Talk reports. But the key pieces of that experienced offensive line were traded away or got away in free agency over the years, replaced with less experienced and project players.