On a day in which the Seattle Seahawks let go of offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and (possibly, but not confirmed) defensive coordinator Kris Richard, perhaps the most heavily scrutinized assistant on Seattle’s staff has also been fired.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports that Tom Cable, longtime Seahawks offensive line coach and assistant head coach, has been handed his pink slip after seven seasons with the team.
I can report that the Seahawks have fired offensive line coach Tom Cable. Will be let go along with Darrell Bevell as the Seahawks look to completely revamp their offensive coaching staff.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) January 10, 2018
Cable also is the “run game coordinator,” although the 2017 Seahawks rushing attack looked anything but coordinated. Seahawks running backs (read: everyone not named Russell Wilson) collectively ran for just a shade over 1,000 yards and ranked dead-last in yards per carry. While pass protection has long been a problem under Cable, Seattle was at least one of the best running teams in the NFL from 2012-2015. These past two seasons of lackluster rushing offenses, combined with the ongoing struggle to keep Russell Wilson upright, appear to be the final straw for Cable’s tenure.
Head coach Pete Carroll released the following statement on the respective departures of Bevell and Cable:
The @Seahawks have relieved Offensive Coordinator Darrell Bevell and Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Tom Cable of their coaching duties this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/sEeaK9Jk9X— Seattle Seahawks (@seahawksPR) January 10, 2018