Bears Seek Interview with Darrell Bevell

After coaching under Brad Childress in Minnesota, Darrell Bevell has become a head coaching candidate in Seattle.

For the second straight day we find out that a Seahawks coordinator is drawing interest for a head coach job. The good news is that the Seahawks are out of coordinators. Of course, the bad news is that the team’s offensive line coach, Tom Cable, was already the head coach of the Raiders at one time, and also that Darrell Bevell could be on his way out of Seattle, as the Chicago Bears reportedly have interest in Bevell.

Bevell is an occasionally maligned figure in Seattle, with a vocal part of the fanbase calling for the Seahawks to open the offense up for Russell Wilson at the beginning of this season. In recent weeks he’s been better-respected. Bevell never seemed like a completely ideal fit in Seattle, though his familiarity with Tarvaris Jackson made him a good choice last year in a season that was affected by a lockout. Bevell’s greatest challenge, however, has been to mold a rookie quarterback into a playoff-game-winning quarterback. Unsurprisingly the Bears are looking for someone to coach up their quarterbacks, as Jay Cutler struggled some this season, and Jeremy Bates seems unlikely to remain as offensive coordinator.

The Bears got a good look at Bevell’s offense in Week 13 when the Seahawks gained 459 yards at Soldier Field.