The Seahawks have reportedly fired offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell after seven years with the team. He has been with the team since 2011 and in that time he helped the Seahawks get to two Super Bowls, winning one.
Which leads me to his most memorable moment of his tenure..
Everyone in the world hated the decision to pass, the main comment was “you don’t pass the ball when you’re on the one yard line and you have Marshawn Lynch”. I didn’t hate the move, but you got to throw a jump ball fade where only your guy can get it. Throwing a slant, too many things could go wrong, like it did.
All joking aside, he had a good seven year run and he played a major part in winning the Super Bowl they won. Its safe to say that he won’t be out of a job for long, he’s a coach that has won and can bring great experience to another team.
Next to go in Seattle, will likely be the “Legion of Boom”. It’s safe to say next year’s Seahawks team will look very different from past years.
Jimmy Graham has finished his contract that was given to him for 4 years, $40 million by the Saints a year before being traded to the Seahawks.
It’s no secret that he has been criminally underused in his time as a Hawk and will almost definitely be finding himself a new home this offseason. Sure — he finished with 10 TDs, certainly not shabby but only with 520 yards. He was a game-changer on the Saints and used as a primary weapon (as he should be) rather than just a red-zone target on Seattle.
I’d love to see him go back to the Saints. I can’t imagine he’d garner too big of a contract as he looked pretty bad this year — dropping some easy passes. To see him re-connect with Brees on a revitalized Saints team would be exciting for all fans (except other NFC South teams of course). He wasted his prime and is now 31 years old but the talent is still definitely there. If he’s willing to take a pay cut…a Gronk-Graham double TE set in Brady’s final years? Sign me up.
For those keeping score at home there is some big hockey news coming out of Seattle. The NHL has opened up Expansion talks with Seattle most notably. They were they only City eligible to apply this season.
On December 7th an ownership group was notified that they’d be able apply. The team would likely cost upwards of $650 million dollars, and would begin playing in the 2020-21 season. This will be sad news for those residing in Quebec City, QC. Fans up there have been pushing for a Nordiques return since Atlanta relocated to Winnipeg.
Seattle is probably a lock to get in if I’m being honest. You aren’t getting approval to apply if you aren’t expected to be approved. Seattle has a hockey history that many are unaware of largely because they don’t have an NHL team. They have an arena in place as well (Key Arena).
As mentioned above there is a strong-ish hockey history in Seattle. They have the Spokane Chiefs and Seattle Thunderbirds, who play in Canada’s Western Hockey League (WHL). This league is Major Junior, where most players play to improve draft stock.
I think the market is perfect for the NHL’s next expansion team. It’s not like trying to expand into Arizona or Florida. The Seattle area is certainly a hockey hot bed, and despite what the NHL tells you, both the Florida Panthers and Arizona Coyotes are massive failures. They are failures in completely dead markets.
Hopefully, there will be news on this as we enter the new year. Generally it is a lengthy process. Vegas was 1-2 years in the making. Seattle has been granted access to step 1. Interested to see where it goes from here.
^ So far the two best jersey concepts I’ve seen for Seattle. Intriguing options to say the least.