After failing to make the playoffs, the Seahawks fires offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. The team finished with a 9-7 record and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2011.
Bevell was the offensive coordinator since for eight years. He was involved in the back-to-back super bowl years in 2013 and 2014. The Seahawks finished 15th in total offense and 11th in scoring but had a season-low 150 total yards in losses to the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams. “It’s not playcalling. It’s not playcalling,” Baldwin said. “We go into a game knowing what the defense is going to give us, the situations that we’re going to be in. We don’t execute as a team. Offensively, that’s what we’ve seen time and time again is that we do not execute the way that we should. And that’s on us as players. You guys can blame Bev all you want to, but the truth of the matter is that Bev’s not the problem.”
Bevell was an impact on the development of Russell Wilson’s passing offense but has been unpopular with Seattle fans through their Super Bowl XLIX loss to the Patriots. Who will replace Bevell remains to be seen, but hopefully they can return to the playoffs next year.