Seattle Seahawks: The Good in Jeremy Bates’ Firing and Darrell Bevell’s Hiring

February 1, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Seattle Seahawks' offense was a case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in last season. One week, Marshawn Lynch would actually find the holes and open up the run game, at least enough to keep Mathew Hasselbeck out of 3rd and long. The next week nothing would go right for the team, and Hasselbeck would only occasionally show us glimmers of hope with an offense that was not suited for him. In short, during the regular season, the defense tended to win the games.
Then came the playoffs.
Jeremy Bates finally put it all together against an aggressive Saints defense and, contrary to popular belief, in the next round against the Bears. He looked to have a future here. His gutsy, yet sometimes blindly optimistic play-calling, came to terms and he called two excellent games.  The second of which Bates was victimized by numerous drops on key plays, especially early on.
I was looking forward to the progression of the offensive coordinator. He seemed ...

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