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2017 Seattle Seahawks Yearbook

DARRELL BEVELL OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR SEAHAWKS EXPERIENCE: 7TH YEAR NFL EXPERIENCE: 18TH YEAR Named offensive coordinator on January 20, 2011, Darrell Bevell enters his seventh season leading Seattle’s offense after spending five seasons (2006-10) as the Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator. The Seahawks rushing attack leads the NFL since 2011 with 13,144 yards and QB Russell Wilson continues to be the NFL’s winningest quarterback to begin a career with 64 victories (regular and postseason). Wilson also ranks fourth in NFL history with 127 touchdown passes in his first five seasons. Last season Wilson set career-highs in attempts (546), completions (franchise-record 353) and yards (franchise-record 4,219), while helping WR Doug Baldwin earn his first Pro Bowl trip with a franchise-record tying 94 receptions in 2016. TE Jimmy Graham also earned his first Pro Bowl nod as a Seahawk, finishing just shy of 1,000 yards with 923 on 65 receptions with six touchdowns. In 2015, Seattle’s fourth-ranked offense set the franchiserecord with 6,058 yards, breaking 2014’s mark of 6,012 yards. It was the fourth time in franchise history, first since 2005, with a top-five offense and Seattle’s 26.4 points per game tied for fourth in the NFL, marking the fourth time in franchise history with a top-five scoring offense, first since 2005. Seattle’s 423 points scored were the second-most in franchise history (2005). Wilson ended 2015 in unprecedented fashion, ending his last seven games with a 132.8 rating and becoming the only player in NFL history to pass for at least 24 touchdowns and have one or zero interceptions in a seven-game span in a single-season. He became the first player in NFL history with 4,000 yards, 30 touchdown passes and 500 rushing yards in a single-season. He set career-highs in completion percentage (franchise-record 68.1), touchdowns (franchise-record 34) and passer rating (franchise-record and NFL-leading 110.1). Seattle’s offense ranked in the top-10 for the first time since 2007 during its run to Super Bowl XLIX in 2014. Led by the no. 1-ranked rushing attack with a franchise-record 2,762 yards on the ground, the Seahawks posted 6,012 total yards (9th NFL) and the franchise-record for most yards in a singlegame (596 at Arizona). A Pro Bowler for the fourth-consecutive season, RB Marshawn Lynch totaled a career-high 17 touchdowns in 2014 (career-high 13 rush, career-high four rec.) and added 1,306 yards on 280 carries. During Seattle’s Super Bowl XLVIII championship run in 2013, the Seahawks offense relied on the NFL’s fourth-ranked rushing offense (136.8 ypg) and Wilson’s arm in leading the club to 26.1 ppg, ranking eighth in the NFL. Lynch totaled 14 touchdowns in 2013 (12 rush, two rec.) and added 1,257 yards on 301 carries. Under center, Wilson became the first player in NFL history to have a 100.0 passer rating in each of his first two seasons in the league, as he broke his own franchise record with a 101.2 rating. He threw 26 touchdowns, giving him 52 in two seasons, tying Peyton Manning for second place in NFL history for the most touchdown passes in a quarterback’s first two seasons. Three players were voted to the Pro Bowl: Lynch, Wilson and C Max Unger. The 2012 edition of Seattle’s offense took off in historic fashion over the last half of the season led by rookie Wilson. Aided by the NFL’s third-ranked rushing attack led by Lynch and his career-highs in carries (315) and yards (1,590, 3rd NFL), along with 11 rushing touchdowns, Wilson gained a comfort level to excel in the offense. Wilson would go on to end the season as the league’s fourth-ranked passer with a franchise-record 100.0 passer rating, tie (Peyton Manning) the NFL rookie-record with 26 touchdown passes and set the NFL rookie-record with three consecutive games with a 125-plus passer rating, in addition to setting several other NFL and franchise records that season. Bevell saw his offense jump from 30th in the league in Week 8 to 17th to end the season as Seattle set a club record with three consecutive games with 450-plus offensive yards (Weeks 13-15), while outscoring opponents 170-43 to end the regular season. His unit boasted four Pro Bowlers - Lynch, Unger, Wilson and T Russell Okung. Lynch and Unger were also named first-team AP All-Pro selections. Under Bevell’s direction in 2011, Seattle’s offense found its identity: running the football. Over the last-half of the season, the Seahawks running game ranked fifth in the NFL with 1,212 rush yards, posting 100-plus team rushing yards in eight of its last nine games, including a six-game streak that was its longest since the 2002-03 seasons. With that success came Pro Bowl nods for Lynch and FB Michael Robinson. Robinson paved the way for Lynch’s 285 carries, 1,204 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. Lynch led the league the last-half of the season with 941 yards and nine touchdowns, rushing for 100-plus in six of the last nine games and became Seattle’s first 1,000-yard rusher since Shaun Alexander (2005). Bevell also saw former Vikings starter Tarvaris Jackson battle through a pectoral injury and set career-highs in attempts (450), completions (271), yards (3,091), completion percentage (60.2, min. 290 att.) and touchdowns (14), in compiling a 7-7 record as a starter. With the Vikings, Bevell guided RB Adrian Peterson and QB Brett Favre to career years. ASSISTANT COACHES 42


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