It was only two days ago that we thought that the Seahawks had dodged the bullet in their battle to keep their coordinators. Of course, we knew more bullets were coming, and one of those bullets caught Gus Bradley. No bullets will be catching Darrell Bevell
The Arizona Cardinals, who interviewed Bevell, have hired Bruce Arians. Arians was the offensive coordinator in Pittsburgh, then in Indianapolis, and acted as head coach when Chuck Pagano fell ill with cancer.
Bevell is known as the guy that was in charge of part of the offense when Russell Wilson hit the scene. We don’t know how much of the offense he controls, but considering that Tom Cable hasn’t drawn nearly as much interest, maybe perception is that Bevell handles the play calling at least.
This is good news for people who think that Bevell is largely responsible for Wilson’s success. It’s not as good news for people who think that Bevell was responsible for Tarvaris Jackson’s failures. It’s basically neutral news for people who believe that Pete Carroll’s biggest asset is his ability to assemble coaching staffs. I fall into that category, as Carroll has spawned the careers of many college and pro coaches, and I don’t consider Bevell particularly special.
But he’s back, and he has a new contract, and Wilson will get a second consecutive year with Bevell, which makes us all feel all warm and fuzzy inside.