Seahawks fire OC Darrell Bevell

Adrian Clayborn Atlanta Falcons

The Seattle Seahawks have fired offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell after seven seasons, a source confirmed to ESPN. Cable has been with the Seahawks since 2011. 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. Wilson had over 4,000 yards through the air and the team averaged 141 rushing yards per game. The next-closest player was running back Mike Davis with 240 yards.

It was the Seahawks' final offensive play of Super Bowl XLIX three years ago that drew the most heat from Seahawks fans. Per Rapoport, the Seahawks are letting Richard pursue "another opportunity", although it's unclear what that opportunity is.

The 48-year-old Bevell served as an offensive coordinator with the Minnesota Vikings for five seasons before venturing to the Pacific Northwest in 2011.

Another possibility could be USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin, who it was revealed on Tuesday was interviewed to be the head coach of the Raiders.

Defensive coordinator Kris Richard has reportedly been told to look for other positions around the league and has been let out of his contract.

In 2017, the Seahawks finished 9-7 and missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2011 campaign. Richard followed Carroll to the Seahawks, ultimately becoming the defensive coordinator in 2015 when former DC Dan Quinn went to become the head coach of the Falcons. This season, they finished 11th in yards allowed and tied for 13th in points allowed.

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