Report: Darrell Bevell interviewing with Cardinals

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Former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell was interviewing for a job with the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.

Bevell was let go by the Seahawks two weeks ago as head coach Pete Carroll has made numerous changes to his coaching staff since the start of the offseason. Bevell had spent the last seven seasons with Seattle as their offensive coordinator.

The Cardinals previously interviewed Bevell for their head coaching position when the team was seeking a replacement for Ken Whisenhunt following the 2012 season. Bruce Arians was hired instead and coached the team the last five seasons before retiring earlier this month.

Arizona is now seeking a new offensive coordinator to serve under newly hired head coach Steve Wilks.

The Seahawks ranked in the top five in the league in rushing offense in four straight seasons with Bevell as coordinator, including leading the league in rushing in 2014. Despite serious running game issues this season, Russell Wilson led the league in passing touchdowns in Bevell’s offense as well. The Seahawks were also 4-0-1 in their last five games played against the Cardinals in Arizona.

Bevell grew up in Scottsdale, Ariz. and spent his first year of college at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

9 responses to “Report: Darrell Bevell interviewing with Cardinals

  1. One point many people miss is that the Seahawks ranked in the top five in the league in rushing offense in four straight seasons with Sherman Smith as the running backs coach. Russell Wilson was the leading rusher this past season with Chad Morton as RB coach.

    Coincidence? Perhaps.

  2. Phoenix and Flagstaff are like night and day. Lots of cactus in Phoenix but lots of pine trees and no cactus in Flagstaff. One good reason to hire Bevell would be his knowledge of the Seahawks offense and Russell Wilson’s tendencies/weaknesses. Seattle may have to come up with new ways to audible at the line of scrimmage too or the Arizona defense will know what play is coming by listening to the audible Wilson makes.

  3. omeimontis says:

    January 23, 2018 at 5:38 am

    Phoenix and Flagstaff are like night and day. Lots of cactus in Phoenix but lots of pine trees and no cactus in Flagstaff. One good reason to hire Bevell would be his knowledge of the Seahawks offense and Russell Wilson’s tendencies/weaknesses. Seattle may have to come up with new ways to audible at the line of scrimmage too or the Arizona defense will know what play is coming by listening to the audible Wilson makes.
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    You really think the new OC is going to keep Bevel’s system in place? He isn’t gonna know squat about what to expect other than a QB that is better than his.

  4. bleedingfacemask says:
    One point many people miss is that the Seahawks ranked in the top five in the league in rushing offense in four straight seasons with Sherman Smith as the running backs coach. Russell Wilson was the leading rusher this past season with Chad Morton as RB coach.
    Coincidence? Perhaps.
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    Knowledgeable fans aren’t missing anything. We know the following:
    1. The Seahawks’ offensive line has gotten progressively worse over the past three seasons, taking the running game down with it;
    2. None of the backs on the previous two years’ rosters were Marshawn Lynch in his prime;
    3. Seattle’s backfield suffered a ton of injuries over the past two seasons, including an early season-ender to last year’s most promising back, Chris Carson;
    4. A running backs coach doesn’t design schemes, or call plays, and has nothing to do with the blockers in front of his backs. A good one can make a small difference here and there with regard to technique and motivation, but not enough to make an entire running game decline and then plummet the way Seattle’s did over the last two seasons.

  5. From Seattle fans to the NFL – You have been warned. Bevell was 2nd and goal from the 1 yard line for a back to back SB win. Bevell chose to throw to a special teams player, 6th on the depth chart. Bevell chose to throw against CB Browner who Bevell knew had practiced against Bevell’s obvious chosen play call, and Browner blew the call up in Bevell’s face. Everyone saw Browner directing his fellow CB to jump the pass about to be thrown. Seattle lost SB number 2 due to Bevell’s play calling. His departure from Seattle was 3 years too late.

    Bevell is run first down, run 2nd down, then pass. That’s his predictable MO, at least in Seattle, and all NFL defenses knew it.

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