Get ready for some annoying Brett Favre speculation, Seattle! Darrell Bevell is coming to town.
The Seahawks agreed to terms with Brett’s best buddy Bevell on a two-year contract, according to ESPN’s John Clayton. Bevell lands on his feet with another offensive coordinator job after a disastrous year running the 2010 Vikings attack.
The hire of Bevell shows how Seattle’s offensive coordinator search quickly shifted. Bevell was originally going to be interviewed for the quarterbacks coach job. Once Tom Cable came aboard to direct the Seattle running game and help pick the coordinator, Bevell made more sense. (Other offensive coordinator options also seemed to dry up.)
Since Cable appears to have more power here, it almost seems like Bevell is a “passing game” coordinator while Cable is a “running game” coordinator. Bevell brings a West Coast offense background, so the team won’t have to completely overhaul their passing attack.
Former coordinator Jeremy Bates reportedly wanted more of a big play attack, while it seems like Pete Carroll was looking for an offense built more around short timing throws.