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Jags receive permission to interview Darrell Bevell

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The Jaguars are already scheduled to interview Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley (assuming he doesn’t become the Eagles coach before that happens) and now they’ve received permission to speak to Seattle’s other coordinator.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Jaguars have gotten the go-ahead to speak to Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. Bevell has also received interest from the Bears, who are reportedly deciding between a small group of finalists that includes the Seattle coordinator.

With the Jaguars badly in need of a long-term answer at quarterback, it’s not hard to understand their interest in Bevell after the work he did with Russell Wilson this season. Whether it is Blaine Gabbert or someone else, the Jags can’t afford to keep drifting without an answer at the position.

Jacksonville has interviews scheduled Tuesday with Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. Mel Tucker, their current defensive coordinator, has interviewed for the job and 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman is also reportedly on their wishlist.

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12 Responses to “Jags receive permission to interview Darrell Bevell”
  1. babyjesus69 says: Jan 15, 2013 2:36 PM

    Please, please, please hire him! I want one less opening for Roman to interview for!

  2. trollhammer20 says: Jan 15, 2013 2:37 PM

    Bevell had great success working with Brett Favre and Russell Wilson.

    Bevell did not have great success working with Tavaris Jackson.

    You want this guy to craft you a championship offense, you better have some high-quality clay for him to sculpt with.

  3. supremecomander says: Jan 15, 2013 2:38 PM

    Why would Darrell Bevell leave his cushy job working with Russell Wilson for the car crash that is Blaine Gabbert? If Bev doesn’t land the Bears gig, stay in SEA one more season and take the Panthers, Cowboys or Lions job that will be available next season.

  4. seahawksteven777 says: Jan 15, 2013 2:45 PM

    It’s too bad that Gabbert doesn’t have the talent and ability that Russell Wilson has. Mularky was known for bringing along Matt Ryan and we clearly saw that he couldn’t do it with Gabbert.

    It’s time for the Jaguars to move on from Gabbert.

  5. macdaddyspeed says: Jan 15, 2013 3:06 PM

    If Bevell leaves, I wonder how Chip Kelly could do as the OC for the Seahawks. Assuming the money was right. Might be a great bridge for Kelly to get the deal he wants in the NFL as a HC.

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 15, 2013 3:13 PM

    Gabbert was starting in the NFL at the same age as the Seahawk’s Little Mascot finally became a starter in college. Gabbert had a better year at Mizzou before he came out than Wilson did at N.C. State, in 2010, and Blaine was a year younger at the time. Gabs better QB prospect by a mile.

  7. d0minate says: Jan 15, 2013 3:40 PM

    thegreatgabbert says: Jan 15, 2013 3:13 PM

    Gabbert was starting in the NFL at the same age as the Seahawk’s Little Mascot finally became a starter in college. Gabbert had a better year at Mizzou before he came out than Wilson did at N.C. State, in 2010, and Blaine was a year younger at the time. Gabs better QB prospect by a mile.
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    I’m glad you feel that way, as he is your QB. I’ll suffer through the next 10 years of RW quietly.

  8. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 15, 2013 3:44 PM

    5-10 quarterbacks are a passing fad.

  9. Ponder This says: Jan 15, 2013 3:47 PM

    macdaddyspeed says:Jan 15, 2013 3:06 PM

    If Bevell leaves, I wonder how Chip Kelly could do as the OC for the Seahawks. Assuming the money was right. Might be a great bridge for Kelly to get the deal he wants in the NFL as a HC.
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    Ummm…I think Kelly could easily get a head coaching job in the NFL if he wanted it. I don’t think any team is going to pay him $6 million to be an offensive coordinator and I don’t think he would be interested in that step down.

  10. specialagentjohnnyutah says: Jan 15, 2013 4:21 PM

    thegreatgabbert says:
    Jan 15, 2013 3:13 PM
    Gabbert was starting in the NFL at the same age as the Seahawk’s Little Mascot finally became a starter in college. Gabbert had a better year at Mizzou before he came out than Wilson did at N.C. State, in 2010, and Blaine was a year younger at the time. Gabs better QB prospect by a mile.
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    Did your cable go out….were you not able to watch any football this year?

  11. larryboodry says: Jan 15, 2013 5:18 PM

    From what I’m hearing, the Bears gig will likely go to Trestman, if so Bevell will still be available.

  12. jagsnoles904 says: Jan 16, 2013 6:08 AM

    The Jags need to revamp their offensive line big time. Unfortunately with lackluster play of our receivers and tight ends in the first half in addition to Gabbert having to run for his life, it’s a shame he was injured before our receiving corp started clicking in the second half. Also the complete lack of a consistent ground game didn’t help the cause. I’m not sure if he is the long term solution or not but for the love of God Chad henne is absolutely Turrible!

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