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Seahawks hire Darrell Bevell as offensive coordinator

Brett Favre, Darrell Bevell

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.

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24 Responses to “Seahawks hire Darrell Bevell as offensive coordinator”
  1. rcunningham says: Jan 20, 2011 5:46 PM

    DOES THIS MEAN FAVRE IS NEXT?!

    Just kidding, I’m 99% sure that Favre will never play again, but if he came back to play for the Seahawks, PFT commenters would rage hard.

  2. jimmy1smith says: Jan 20, 2011 5:52 PM

    Its amazing that Bevell can lay a turd the size of the Metrodump in 2010 and still find employment in 2011. But I seriously doubt that Pete Carroll will consider bringing Favre to town, only one franchise among 32 was that deseparate and even they will eventually learn their lesson.

  3. puddinpouch says: Jan 20, 2011 5:54 PM

    If there wasn’t a Green Bay, who would this team model itself after? Now that he’s not in Minnesota I can root for him again. He did give us a Rose Bowl.

  4. jc1958coo says: Jan 20, 2011 5:57 PM

    brett to seattle i hear they have great massage therapists there!

  5. rugdog100 says: Jan 20, 2011 5:58 PM

    Nice guy. Good luck, Darrell…

  6. chipwade says: Jan 20, 2011 5:58 PM

    I think this is a great move if keep Hasselbeck. Hass learned under Holmgren and Favre and from what I’ve heard Bevell runs the same offense. Don’t forget that when the Vikings were healthy they had like the #2 offense. Also, I’d like to see Bevell tell Cable that they aren’t going to do a running play :| Seattle will run 99% of the time next season.

  7. bigbaldpapahawk says: Jan 20, 2011 5:59 PM

    Time to get Hass signed.

  8. tramonwilliams38 says: Jan 20, 2011 6:03 PM

    6 wins should win this divsion next year!!!

  9. rugdog100 says: Jan 20, 2011 6:05 PM

    jimmy1smith — True, 2010 was a disaster for Favre, but it was unforseeable. People said the same thing when he came to Minn. for the 2009 season… and that was an awesome season for him. After 2009, I don’t blame the Vikings one bit for rolling the dice and seeing if he could duplicate it. After all, he kicked Green Bay’s ass twice and took his team to the conference championship game, so why was it so ridiculous to bring him back for 2010? Why was it desperate? You don’t know what you’re talking about, Gomer.

  10. mataug says: Jan 20, 2011 6:07 PM

    Easiest division in football will make Brett Favre forget about all his pains and injuries.

    The fact that he will be left with ailments like arthritis wouldn’t bother #4.

  11. canadianvikingfaniii says: Jan 20, 2011 6:09 PM

    But Brad Childress had a kick-ass offence!

  12. contra74 says: Jan 20, 2011 6:11 PM

    jimmy1smith says:
    Jan 20, 2011 5:52 PM
    Its amazing that Bevell can lay a turd the size of the Metrodump in 2010 and still find employment in 2011. But I seriously doubt that Pete Carroll will consider bringing Favre to town, only one franchise among 32 was that deseparate and even they will eventually learn their lesson.
    ——–
    You are the biggest loser.

  13. lamonica3 says: Jan 20, 2011 6:12 PM

    You use the run to setup the pass and the pass to setup the run. Why would teams have a separate coordinator for each?

  14. sf49erguy says: Jan 20, 2011 6:40 PM

    The Whole NFC West must have taken note of all the media outlets bashing them all season.
    Changes a plenty… The best change being the hire of Harbaugh…

  15. goldandpurplevikes says: Jan 20, 2011 6:56 PM

    To puddinpouch,

    Hey puddin, I really don’t care if you like Favre…
    If there wasn’t a greenbay…
    I hope the Bears Take out Mr i pretend to wear a championship belt, What a Arrogant slug!

    Go Bears

  16. puddinpouch says: Jan 20, 2011 7:16 PM

    Hey goldandpurplevikes. How did I allude to Brett Favre? No, I’m not a fan of his or your reading comprehension skills, which compel me to comment here once more. What I said about the Seahawks applies to your sorry squad at least as much.

    Have fun in the bone yard.

  17. henrypuppyhead says: Jan 20, 2011 7:25 PM

    Good luck with that.

  18. jimmysee says: Jan 20, 2011 7:31 PM

    Waytogo fellow Badger!! Do great up there! Seattle is a great city!

  19. rcunningham says: Jan 20, 2011 7:40 PM

    Jimmy1smith does trolling wrong, Pervy still does it the best.

  20. bing253 says: Jan 20, 2011 8:09 PM

    Actually the Jets have the same power structure with Brain Schottenheimer as OC and Bill Callahan as OL/assistant head coach. So the idea that Cable has more power than Bevell isn’t true-Carroll has said he is modeling the structure after the Jets and I’ve never heard Callahan as having more power than Schottenhiemer?

    Also forget Favre bring on Sydney Rice because why would he want to stay in Minnesota?

  21. hooterdawg says: Jan 20, 2011 8:51 PM

    If thre Hawks are gonna pound the rock next season, its perfect to blend Whitehurst in.

  22. hawkapalooza says: Jan 20, 2011 9:33 PM

    tramonwilliams38 says:
    Jan 20, 2011 6:03 PM
    6 wins should win this divsion next year!!!
    ==========================

    Considering the schedules, I wouldn’t doubt it.

  23. satanicxhellxcreature says: Jan 20, 2011 10:23 PM

    contra74 says:
    Jan 20, 2011 6:11 PM
    jimmy1smith says:
    Jan 20, 2011 5:52 PM
    Its amazing that Bevell can lay a turd the size of the Metrodump in 2010 and still find employment in 2011. But I seriously doubt that Pete Carroll will consider bringing Favre to town, only one franchise among 32 was that deseparate and even they will eventually learn their lesson.
    ——–
    You are the biggest loser.
    ————————————————————

    He is the biggest loser, the only difference is that, unlike the people from the show, he still has his 63% body fat, still lives in his mom’s basement and will always be a virgin, unless the neighbor’s cat counts.

  24. footballisfun says: Jan 20, 2011 10:30 PM

    Wow, that’s pretty sad.

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