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Darrell Bevell Reportedly Fired as Seahawks OC After 7 Seasons with Team

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll looks toward a referee as they played the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL football game Sunday Dec. 24 2017 in Arlington Texas

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports that the team has fired assistant head coach/offensive line coach Tom Cable.

According to the official Twitter account of Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network and Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Cable was sacked by the Seahawks on Wednesday after being with the team since 2011.

Head coach Pete Carroll tried to take the heat for the call, but much of the blame was still put on Bevell's shoulders.

Seattle finished 9-7 and missed the postseason for the first time in six years.

More details are in this ESPN story. His popularity among Seattle fans began to decline when the Seahawks fell to the Patriots in Super Bowl 49 due to an interception at the 1-yard line after the team made the controversial decision not to run the ball.

One potential candidate to replace Bevell is Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. "It's not play-calling. We go into a game knowing what the defense is going to give us, the situations we're going to be in". The former Washington and USC coach worked for Carroll with the Trojans.

Bevell's most controversial moment, though, came in Seattle's Super Bowl XLIX loss. Bevell would be the first Seahawks coordinator to be fired since Bates.

However, the last two seasons have seen a slump in the ground game. Seattle also finished fourth in the league in total offense in 2015.

On the heels of earlier reports that offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had been fired and defensive coordinator Kris Richard had been encouraged to look for a job elsewhere, the Seahawks appeared headed toward a new chapter of the Pete Carroll-John Schneider era. Wilson led the team in rushing in 2017 with 586 yards and produced three of the team's four rushing touchdowns.