Sport Pete Carroll wants Brian Schottenheimer as new Seahawks OC

00:15  14 january  2018
00:15  14 january  2018 Source:

Seahawks fire OC Darrell Bevell after 7 seasons

  Seahawks fire OC Darrell Bevell after 7 seasons Bevell joined the Seahwaks in 2011 after spending the previous five seasons serving as Vikings offensive coordinator. His popularity among Seattle fans began to decline when the Seahawks fell to the Patriots in Super Bowl 49 due to an interception at the 1-yard line after the team made the controversial decision not to run the ball.

After spending the last two seasons as the Colts QBs coach, Schottenheimer is expected to be hired as Seattle's offensive coordinator.

Seahawks now expected to hire former Colts' QB coach Brian Schottenheimer as their offensive Pete Carroll is the best head coach that Schottenheimer has worked under as a coordinator. That puts pressure on Schottenheimer to help lead Seattle into a new era of offensive football.

Pete Carroll has his new offensive coordinator in sight.

The Seahawks coach offered the job left vacant Wednesday when Darell Bevell was fired to Colts quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer. ESPN first reported the news and said a deal is "expected to get done."

a man holding a microphone: Brian Schottenheimer © (Getty Images) Brian Schottenheimer

Bevell was fired, along with offensive line coach Tom Cable, after the Seahawks went 9-7 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2011. The Seahawks allowed 43 sacks, which was 10th worst in the league.

Schottenheimer has spent the last two seasons as the quarterbacks coach in Indianapolis. He was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Georgia in 2015 and spent the previous three seasons as the Rams offensive coordinator. His longest NFL tenure was with the Jets, for whom he ran the offense from 2006-11. He was a grad assistant with the Rams in 1997 and the Chiefs in 1998, but his first real NFL job was with the Redskins as the quarterbacks coach in 2001 before spending four seasons in the same position with the Chargers.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider was Washington's vice president of player personnel in 2001, when Schottenheimer was on the coaching staff of his father, Marty. Brian also served on his father's coaching staffs with the Chargers and Chiefs.

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