Seahawks fire former Badger QB Bevell, Cable

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

Cable was hired onto head coach Pete Carroll's staff following the 2010 regular season, in the roles of offensive line coach and assistant head coach.

Immediately, there was speculation Cable could also be assuming the offensive coordinator duties.

Bevell's most controversial moment, though, came in Seattle's Super Bowl XLIX loss.

Bevell was in charge of calling plays, while Cable was responsible for a run game and offensive line that failed to meet expectations.

It appears the Seattle Seahawks have completely cleaned house.

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

Despite quarterback Russell Wilson leading the National Football League with 34 touchdown passes this season, the Seahawks struggled to stay consistent, finishing 9-7 and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

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Bevell and Cable had been with the team since 2011, responsible for developing an offence that was good enough to appear in two straight Super Bowls but that had regressed since.

Carroll hinted that changes were likely when he recapped the 2017 season last week. A native of Merced, Calif., he has made pit stops with college programs such as UNLV, Cal, UCLA and Colorado to oversee the offensive lines.

The Seattle Seahawks have now parted ways with a second member of their offensive coaching staff.

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

"We don't execute as a team".

"It's not playcalling. It's not playcalling", Baldwin said.

And we hear from players and coaches leading up to the start of our coverage. "Truth is (Bevell) is not the problem".

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