Report: Seahawks offer coordinator job to Bevell

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The Seahawks’ offensive coordinator search looked to be in disarray as recently as early this afternoon, with presumed target Josh McDaniels landing in St. Louis and 2010 quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch gone to the University of Miami. ESPN’s Adam Schefter indicated in a Wednesday evening tweet that former Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell has been Pete Carroll’s favorite for the job all along, however, and Schefter’s colleague has taken it a step further.

According to ESPN’s John Clayton, the Seahawks have formally offered Bevell their offensive coordinator job.

Bevell was reportedly in Seattle Tuesday for a two-day interview, at the end of which the proposal was made. Negotiations are expected to be finalized “within the next day.”

Bevell was the Vikings’ offensive coordinator for the last five years. In total yards, Minnesota ranked 23rd, 13th, 17th, 5th, and 23rd during Bevell’s tenure.  They were 26th, 15th, 12th, 2nd, and 29th in points scored.

29 responses to “Report: Seahawks offer coordinator job to Bevell

  1. Bevell was keen on the offer until someone told him the team’s QB was Brett Favre’s backup.

  2. I am excited for Bevell. I looked at some of Musgraves old stats as a past coordinnator and it is not looking good for the vikes for the foreseeable future. I think the let a good opportunity walk away in Bevell.

  3. Good hire for them. I called it earlier on another thread and got thumbed down for it! The vikes offensive rankings during his tenure don’t appear great but look at what the guy had to work with there. Also, with a great rb, they hand the ball off (before #4) often which can win games but not put up gaudy stats as far as total yds and points scored

  4. Over/Under on when jimmy1smith comments with an anti-Viking post? Im setting the number at 16 posts.

  5. …Why? There must’ve been some better (or more interesting, at least) candidates, right?

    Bevell inherited the league’s 19th ranked offense. Here is the offense’s rank in the years he was the offensive coordinator:
    2006 – 26th
    2007 – 15th (Arrival of Adrian Peterson)
    2008 – 12th
    2009 – 2nd (Arrival of Brett Favre)
    2010 – 29th

    So it took (arguably) the league’s best running back and a future HoF QB for Bevell to make this offense any good. It was only slightly above average before Favre had a shockingly good season, one of the best of his career (at age 40), and the offense sky-rocketed to 2nd in the league. Then the wheels fell off the wagon and the offense plummeted to the 3rd worst in football.

    What makes this guy such an attractive option? He won’t have nearly the offensive weapons if he takes the job (Marshawn Lynch and Justin Forsett instead of AP; Matt Hasselbeck and Charlie Whitehurst instead of Favre/Jackson/Webb). It doesn’t make sense to me.

  6. pervyharvin says: Jan 19, 2011 7:33 PM

    R.I.P. Seattle…..

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    Bevel, according to you the last 2 years, was a better coach than the Packers’ Mike McCarthy.

  7. Matt-NC says: Jan 19, 2011 8:00 PM

    pervyharvin says: Jan 19, 2011 7:33 PM

    R.I.P. Seattle…..

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    Bevel, according to you the last 2 years, was a better coach than the Packers’ Mike McCarthy.

    McCarthy has Rodgers to bail him out.

  8. Matt-NC …Don’t ever speak for me. I didn’t give a rat’s ass about Bevel. Just look at tbd3 above….

  9. gbfanforever says:
    Jan 19, 2011 7:51 PM
    Good hire for them. I called it earlier on another thread and got thumbed down for it! The vikes offensive rankings during his tenure don’t appear great but look at what the guy had to work with there. Also, with a great rb, they hand the ball off (before #4) often which can win games but not put up gaudy stats as far as total yds and points scored

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    If that’s the best he could do with that talent, I shudder to think of what he will do with the inferior talent in Seattle…

  10. True best wishes to Darrell in Seattle — from one Badger to another!

    Great opportunity! Make the most of it!

    Pete Carroll can be a great teacher.

  11. pervyharvin says: Jan 19, 2011 8:30 PM

    Matt-NC …Don’t ever speak for me. I didn’t give a rat’s ass about Bevel. Just look at tbd3 above….

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    I’ll repeat the trash you’ve been talking for 2 years. Deal with it.

    McCarthy has done a fantastic job with the Packers even if they lose Sunday. He doesn’t need a QB to bail him because him and TT have built a solid ad deep TEAM.

    The QB you had was supposed to take the vikings to the promise land along with Bevel, Chilly, and Spielman.

    How’d that work out?

  12. There are a lot of people forgetting, especially rube-idiot Vikings fans, that the REAL mastermind of that kick ass offense was Childress with Bevell playing the part of the marionette. Bevell will get his chance to do his own thing now for a full season.

    Full disclosure: I am a Vikings fan who abhors rube-idiot, 7 out of 10’ers.

  13. Could he possibly worse than Knapp or throw the long fade with an empty backfield on 3rd and 1 Bates?

    Hopefully Cable instills a little nasty that has been missing since Ruskell screwed the Hawks with the whole Hutch fiasco. Quite a hole that Ruskell dug. Given another year or two he could have wrestled tha mantle of “worst GM ever” from Matt Millen.

  14. Matt-NC…worked out great! That Qb you are shooting at had a bud named Bevel. Now he is your weight to carry..haha

  15. Hope you Seattle fans can handle run run 5 yard dump on 3 and 8…… over and over and over….. oh yeah dont count on seeing a pass deeper than 12 yards either, it’s not in his cards. Not sure what to think about Musgrave but anything is better than Bevelle.

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