Darrell Bevell to interview with Vikings Friday

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Perhaps you can go home again. Maybe even before the weekend.

According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, former Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell will interview for the same vacancy in Minnesota Friday.

Bevell was with the Seahawks the last seven years, but spent the five before that with the Vikings.

He had an up-and-down run there as Brad Childress’ coordinator, looking really smart when his quarterback was Brett Favre that one year and slightly less so when it was Tarvaris Jackson or Gus Frerotte or Brad Johnson or Favre’s second year there.

22 responses to “Darrell Bevell to interview with Vikings Friday

  1. 2009 was all Favre. The other years was all Bevell….if that doesn’t give you the information to not bring him back, then I am not sure what to say……

  2. Now lets do a quick review. Wasn’t it Bevell that was calling the play’s when the Hawks were always in the play-offs? and wasn’t it Bevell that was calling the play’s when they won the Super bowl. Come on now!

  3. Ummm…he was force-fed Tavaris Jackson. And Childress called the plays the first year.

    I think he did pretty well with the Seahawks, considering how awful their o-line was.

    Would be a good hire.

  4. Bevel did not do well without Favre. Not sure why anyone would think he’d be a good hire given the Vikings current QB quandary and his failure in Seattle. Promote Stefanski and see how it goes for a year. By then things should have settled down in the QB room.

  5. This all has a similar feel of the Falcons from last year. Their OC leaves to become a HC, and their offense wasn’t quite the same this year and directly effected their team. I expect the same for Minnesota, except Matt Ryan is better overall than any of the QBs Minnesota has. 8-8 next year and trademarking their behinds on the couch in January.

  6. Favre made damn near all around him look good,,from coaches to players
    Kinda the same with Rodgers
    I do think Favre had better teams around him and better coaching in Holmgren then Rodgers has ever had

  7. Just like when Norv Turner left and all the “expert armchair executives” were miffed that the Vikings got “stuck” with Shurmur.

  8. “Train wreck in SEA for 7 years – check”

    I wouldn’t go that far. If making the Super Bowl twice and winning one in 7 years is a train wreck, I’d have to ask what team you cheer for? Because with the exception of the Pats, I don’t think any team has made it to the SB more than twice in the last 15 years.

  9. I don’t hate the thought of Bevell — thought he was OK when he was unyoked from Childress. Decent in Seattle until they ran out of money because they had to pay the defense and Wilson.

  10. dcviking says:

    I don’t hate the thought of Bevell — thought he was OK when he was unyoked from Childress. Decent in Seattle until they ran out of money because they had to pay the defense and Wilson.
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    Bevell is a disaster. Everyone in Seattle knew he’d cost us a big game someday with his habit of going away from what was working and horrendous situational play calling. We never dreamed he’d cost us a Super Bowl. It took him 3 years to figure out how to use Jimmy Graham, and finally it just came down to Russ throwing him the ball on his own. When Wilson was asked this year why the Seahawks offense was so much better in uptempo, he said “because I call my own plays.”

    By all means, hire him.

  11. Scotsman1stMaw says:
    January 24, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Now lets do a quick review. Wasn’t it Bevell that was calling the play’s when the Hawks were always in the play-offs? and wasn’t it Bevell that was calling the play’s when they won the Super bowl. Come on now!
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    Uh, Bevell had nothing to do with the defense. And it was the defense who had the right to be upset with Bevell for calling THE play that cost Seattle a 2nd SB victory. Bevell chose to call a play that was dependent upon a special teams player, 6th on the WR depth chart, to execute that play. That player did not execute the play. Beyond that, Bevell should not have been calling a play that he knew NE’s CB Browner had practiced when that CB was with Seattle for years. Bevell is reportedly a nice man, but he’s clueless as an OC. Good luck to the Vikings with bringing him back. Frankly, I’m shocked Bevell has had any interviews period. There was a reason that while Seattle was annually losing defensive coaches, while in no year was any team asking to talk to Bevell.

  12. The only reason Seahawks had success with Bevell is because of Wilson. The only time we really moved the ball was in 2 minute drills/hurry up mode when Wilson was calling the shots on the field, or when the play broke down and Wilson was scrambling for his life. Very little actual plays worked as designed in that offense. You can call that bad execution all you want Baldwin but damn you gotta be blind to not see the writing on the wall.

  13. He had very little to do with Seattle’s success…and in fact…actually held them back from achieving more. Wilson is 3-21 in games where the opponent scores more than 25…and SO many games lost by less than 8 points. Those are indicators that the offense wasn’t holding up their end. As soon as the EPIC defense started to fall apart…Bevell’s shortcomings became way more evident.

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