Lions hire Bevell as offensive coordinator

The Detroit Lions have hired former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell to run their offense, the team announced Wednesday.Bevell, 49, replaces Jim Bob Cooter, whose contract was not renewed after Detroit finished 24th in total offense and 25th in scoring offense in 2018.Bevell was out of coaching last season. He was fired by the Seahawks in January 2018 after seven seasons as their offensive coordinator and did not land another position.Bevell was also the offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings for five seasons (2006-10) before he joined Pete Carroll’s staff in Seattle in 2011.His offense with the Seahawks peaked in 2015, finishing fourth in the NFL in both scoring offense and total offense.

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