The Seattle Seahawks announced major changes to the coaching staff on Wednesday, confirming the previously reported firings of offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and offensive line coach Tom Cable. Bevell released this brief statement on his departure from the team he’d been with since 2011:
“I would like to thank the entire Seahawks organization for seven great seasons. I can’t thank Mr. Allen, Pete Carroll, John Schneider, our coaching staff and players enough for the support and hard work they put in to help build the championship success of this team.”
Two other assistant coaches who appeared to be on their way out have not officially been let go. Defensive coordinator Kris Richard was reportedly on his way out, but KING-5 reporter Alex Rozier says that if it’s true, Richard hasn’t been informed of it. Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times says there’s nothing official yet on Kris’ future, and that the coaching staff is still under review.
QB coach Carl Smith, another assistant who was hired by Seattle in 2011, was also among the list of names expected to be dismissed. The 69-year-old could still be with the Seahawks, but just in another role within the organization, as Condotta wrote.
To summarize: Richard and Smith aren’t ousted (yet), but Cable and Bevell 100% are no longer with the Seahawks organization.