Darrell Bevell Reportedly Hired As Seahawks Offensive Coordinator

The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly fired offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates after just one season on the job. Former Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable was hired as the Seahawks offensive line coach.

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Darrell Bevell Hired As Seattle Seahawks Offensive Coordinator, According to Reports

Darrell Bevell has been hired as the Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator, according to a report by ESPN’s John Clayton. Bevell and head coach Pete Carroll met yesterday and he was reportedly offered the job shortly thereafter. All that was left was finalizing the contract agreement and work out the details of the arrangement.

Clayton had the details of the agreement, including a note about Bevell’s contract length.

Bevell was offered the job Wednesday and was able to work out a two-year deal with an additional option year, the source said. Bevell had been the Vikings offensive coordinator for the past five seasons.

Carroll wanted a more balanced offense and was philosophically at odds with former offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates. From the beginning of the search for his replacement, it was clear the Seahawks were targeting Bevell, who ran the Minnesota Vikings offense over the past five seasons.

Carroll has also filled two other coaching vacancies, adding Tom Cable as the offensive line coach and Todd Wash as the defensive line coach this week.

We’ll have more on Bevell’s hiring as it’s made available, including any official word from the Seahawks.


Darrell Bevell Reportedly Offered Seattle Seahawks Offensive Coordinator Job

If nothing else, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll works fast. Just one day after firing offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates, Carroll was hard at work searching for his replacement. On Wednesday morning, during his season wrap-up conference call, Carroll floated a name, saying the Seahawks would be interviewing Darrell Bevell later in the day. Now, it appears Bevell has been offered the job.

According to ESPN’s John Clayton, Bevell flew to Seattle on Wednesday, was offered the job and is currently negotiating a contract.

Bevell flew to Seattle on Tuesday for a two-day interview with head coach Pete Carroll. After the interview, he was offered the job and contract talks have started. The source said the negotiations should be concluded within the next day.

It’s looking more and more like this will be a quick transition, with the details finalized sooner rather than later. If Carroll continues to move at the speed he has been, expect Bates’ replacement to be announced by the end of the day on Thursday.

We’ll be back with more on Bevell and what he may bring to the Seahawks tomorrow. For the latest on the Seahawks coaching changes, stay tuned to this StoryStream.


Tom Cable Hired As Seattle Seahawks Offensive Line Coach; Todd Wash As DL Coach

Al Davis' loss is the Seattle Seahawks game. After Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable was fired, the Seahawks swooped in on Tuesday, hiring him as the offensive line coach. Head coach Pete Carroll has been busy on Tuesday, firing offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates and quickly making two hires, Cable and defensive line coach Todd Wash.

The Seahawks official Twitter account confirmed the move moments ago.

Seahawks sign Tom Cable as Asst. Head Coach/OL coach and Todd Wash as DL coach. Kris Richard and Rocky Seto promoted to coach secondary.less than a minute ago via HootSuite

As head coach of the Raiders, Cable survived rocky times before leading the team to an 8-8 record. Surprisingly, Davis chose not to retain him as head coach, instead promoting Hue Jackson to the position, also on Tuesday. In Cable, Carroll gets an experienced assistant that will, apparently, be the second in command.

Carroll is moving fast, so stay tuned to our StoryStream for the latest coaching moves as the shakeup in Seattle continues.


Josh McDaniels Hired As St. Louis Rams Offensive Coordinator

Scratch former Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels off the list of candidates to replace Jeremy Bates as offensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks. After negotiations with the St. Louis Rams reportedly broke down on Tuesday morning, the deal is back on and McDaniels will become the Rams offensive coordinator. The announcement ends a few hours of whirlwind speculation surrounding McDaniels that included a link to Carroll and the Seahawks.

Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen reported the news on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.

RT @mortreport: Filed by myself and @AdamSchefter to ESPN: McDaniels to Rams as offensive coordinator is now a done deal.less than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter

We can likely deduce that McDaniels got more money in the contract negotiations after dangling his services in front of the Seahawks. The Rams wanted McDaniels from the start, and it seems likely they paid a premium to get him. With Sam Bradford running the offense, McDaniels has an excellent chance to strengthen his resume in St. Louis while developing a talented young quarterback.

With McDaniels out, the attention now turns to Jim Zorn, Jedd Fisch and others as Carroll searches to replace Bates. For the latest news, stay tuned to our Seahawks coaching search StoryStream.

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