The Seahawks ranked 15th in the National Football League in total offense in 2017 at 330.4 yards per game, but had increasing issues scoring and moving the ball as the season progressed. Much of that was also due to the presence of running back Marshawn Lynch, Wilson's scrambling ability, and an offensive line that was better in the earlier half of Bevell's tenure.
Cable has been on the Seahawks staff since 2011, which was the last time that the Seahawks didn't make the playoffs before this season.
They managed just one rushing touchdown from a running back all season and Wilson finished as the team's leading rusher.
Although they still managed to finish with a 9-7 record, Seattle was absolutely decimated with injuries throughout the 2017-18 season and looks to immediately turn things around next season. "It's not playcalling", Baldwin said, when asked what ailed Seattle's offense. "We go into a game knowing what the defense is going to give us, the situations that we're going to be in". Offensively, that's what we've seen time and time again is that we do not execute the way that we should. "You guys can blame Bev all you want to, but the truth of the matter us, Bev is not the problem".
Bevell, a former quarterback at Wisconsin, came to Seattle following a stint as the OC with the Minnesota Vikings. Per Rapoport, the Seahawks are letting Richard pursue "another opportunity", although it's unclear what that opportunity is.
Bevell's popularity with the Seahawks fans declined after the team lost Super Bowl XLIX to the New England Patriots on an interception at the goal line.