Report: Darrell Bevell a target for Colts offensive coordinator job

AP

When the Super Bowl ends on Sunday night, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will speak to the media in one of his final acts with the team.

McDaniels is expected to be officially announced as the new head coach of the Colts shortly after New England’s season comes to a close and one of his first orders of business will be filling out his coaching staff.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports one of the names on the radar is former Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. Bevell was fired in Seattle and interviewed with a few teams last month, but remains available to take the coordinator job in Indianapolis.

McDaniels’ offensive background means that Bevell would be unlikely to have the same kind of responsibilities that he had in Seattle if he takes the job, but that’s one of many things that will have to wait to unfold until after the final whistle of the Super Bowl.

12 responses to “Report: Darrell Bevell a target for Colts offensive coordinator job

  1. What are Bevels credentials that one would want him as an OC?

    Is it sufficient to be an OC on a good team to be considered for that spot or higher elsewhere?

    If a GM does a great job of drafting does that mean the coach should be considered a genius?
    Conversely, if a team goes 9-7 despite poor personnel does that disqualify a coach?

    It seems there are too many retreads, and too many coaches hired because of other factors.

  2. Bevel has done a similar job with Brad Childress running (or at least trying to) the offense in Minnesota. Personally I would pass on this job and wait for a true OC position to come available.

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    Scotsman1stMaw says:
    February 4, 2018 at 12:27 pm
    There is No way Bevell would pick the Colts over the Vikings unless it’s for the $’s, Lot’s of $’s
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    Luck > No QB

  4. Scotsman1stMaw says:
    February 4, 2018 at 12:27 pm
    There is No way Bevell would pick the Colts over the Vikings unless it’s for the $’s, Lot’s of $’s
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    Minnesota didn’t want him, not the other way around.

  5. Doesn’t make much sense. Their offensive schemes are so different that they barely resemble another. Of course, that depends on how much Bevell adjusted to his players from his original scheme. Maybe he just wants Bevell to have some alternative plays to switch to if a team adjusts well to the original gameplan? Or is going to use him to coordinate the running game? Seems unlikely that Bevell would accept that job when a few teams would interview him as an OC.

  6. I feel sorry for Indy. Bevell remained in Seattle 3 years too long. He alone wore Seattle’s defense out with his well know 3 and outs.

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