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Seahawks fire offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell

Bevell's dismissal arrives after the Seahawks finished with a 9-7 record, and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2011.


Kahron Spearman


Seattle Seahawks have ousted offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell after seven seasons, per multiple reports including ProFootballTalk, The Seattle Times, and ESPN.

The Seahawks have not officially announced Bevell's firing, but reports have not been denied.

Bevell's dismissal arrives after the Seahawks finished with a 9-7 record, and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

[The] final play of Super Bowl XLIX cast a large shadow on Bevell as well, despite head coach Pete Carroll saying repeatedly the decision to throw from the 1-yard line was his call.

Seattle was 15th in total offense and 11th in scoring, owing much of their offensive troubles to poor line play.

Bevell is famous for the costly play call in Super Bowl XLIX, which had Russell Wilson eventually throwing an interception at the goal line.

The Pete Carroll-ordered call and its lingering negative effect had long been an underlying point of contention within the locker room.

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