Seahawks fire offensive coordinator Bevell, O-line coach Cable

Seahawks fire offensive coordinator Bevell, O-line coach Cable

Seahawks fire offensive coordinator Bevell, O-line coach Cable

The Seahawks had a top five rushing offense every year from 2012 to 2015, including a league-best 172.6 yards per game in 2014, and were a top 10 total offense in 2014 and 2015, ranking ninth and fourth, respectively.

The Seahawks, who missed the playoffs for the first time since 2011, had only four rushing touchdowns all season, which tied for last in the NFL.

Seattle fell to 23rd in rushing in 2017, with Wilson leading the team on the ground with 586 yards.

Although they still managed to finish with a 9-7 record, Seattle was absolutely decimated with injuries throughout the 2017-18 season and looks to immediately turn things around next season.

On Jan 1, during the Seahawks' locker room cleanout, wide receiver Doug Baldwin cautioned against placing blame on Bevell for Seattle's struggles.

"It's not playcalling. It's not playcalling", Baldwin said. "We go into a game knowing what the defense is going to give us, the situations we're going to be in".

The 48-year-old Bevell served as an offensive coordinator with the Minnesota Vikings for five seasons before venturing to the Pacific Northwest in 2011.

It's unclear who the Seahawks will turn to as a replacement for Bevell. Offensively, that's what we've seen countless time and time again that we do not execute the way we should. But Bevell became an exceedingly unpopular figure among Seahawks fans, especially after Seattle lost Super Bowl XLIX to the New England Patriots on an interception at the goal line, costing them a second straight world championship. And that's on us as players. The trademark running game over the past two seasons has withered, a span that coincides with the departure of Marshawn Lynch.

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