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What’s expected to be an offseason makeover

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The Seahawks fired offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and offensive line coach Tom Cable on Wednesday. Bevell was in charge of calling plays Christian Miller Jersey , while Cable was responsible for a run game and offensive line that failed to meet expectations. It was a stunning sweep for head coach Pete Carroll, who has been immensely loyal to his assistants during his tenure. Carroll’s only other significant firing was offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates following the 2010 season, Carroll’s first in Seattle. ”We are challenged by change, but excited to attack the future with great purpose,” Carroll said in a statement. ”I want to thank both Tom and Darrell for their role in helping take this program to a championship level. I will always be grateful for the opportunity to coach and compete alongside these great men.” Seattle has been backsliding since appearing in the Super Bowl three years ago. The Seahawks missed the playoffs for the first time since 2011 after going 9-7 this season. It was clear there would be significant personnel changes going into 2018 and it started with the coaching staff. Bevell and Cable had been with the team since 2011, responsible for developing an offense that was good enough to appear in two straight Super Bowls but that had regressed since. Bevell was let go on Tuesday night, according to ProFootballTalk.com, which first reported the move, and Cable was dismissed a day later. It seemed unlikely Cable would be retained after Bevell was let go. Making wholesale changes is a massive departure for Carroll. Both in the college ranks at Southern California and during his successful tenure in Seattle, there was never the need to completely remodel the coaching staff. If coaches left, it was because they were getting better opportunities elsewhere, something Carroll has relished. Carroll hinted that changes were likely when he recapped the 2017 season last week. It may be his last chance to refashion the Seahawks into a championship contender. Carroll is the oldest coach in the league at 66 – although he often acts like the youngest – and has two years remaining on his contract. ”I think a lot of respect is to be dealt to these guys Jordan Scarlett Jersey ,” Carroll said. ”They’ve got families and lives and careers and dreams and hopes as we all do, and we’ll see what happens. I’ve always been here to help our guys and I want them to go and do what they’re capable of doing and meet their challenges of their lifetime as well, and I’m up for that. When it works out, I do everything I can to help them. We’ll see what happens, but other than that there’s not much to be said about that at this point.” While Bevell was able to develop Russell Wilson into a top quarterback and create an offense good enough to win a Super Bowl, he was never able to escape the shadow of the play call made at the conclusion of the Super Bowl against New England. Rather than a run from the 1-yard line in the final minute, Bevell called for a pass that was intercepted by Malcolm Butler and cost Seattle its chance at a second straight title. While it’s not a direct correlation, Seattle’s drop from the top of the NFC started the moment that play happened. There was bitterness in the Seattle locker room that Marshawn Lynch didn’t get the ball on the play, and the stigma hung over Bevell even as Carroll tried to take blame for the call. Cable took nearly as much heat for his inability to develop an offensive line capable of properly protecting Wilson and establishing the power run game Carroll desired. Cable was given resources in the draft and occasionally in free agency, but the line never had the consistency for Seattle’s offense to perform at its best. The decision to remove both coaches may appease Seahawks fans who have grown frustrated with Seattle’s offensive woes – including using the (hash)FireBevell hashtag on Twitter – despite claims from players that the coaching staff was not to blame for the struggles. Wide receiver Doug Baldwin launched into a passionate defense of Bevell’s performance after the season. ”We don’t execute as a team. Offensively that’s what we’ve seen time and time again is we do not execute the way that we should,” Baldwin said. ”That’s on us as players. You guys can blame (Bevell) as much as you want to. Truth is (Bevell) is not the problem.” — It was a much-needed win for the San Francisco Giants, but it came at a great cost. Pablo Sandoval’s tie-breaking two-run single in the 16th inning lifted the Giants past the Miami Marlins 6-3 on Thursday David Montgomery Jersey , but the Giants also lost third baseman Evan Longoria to a broken left hand after he was hit by a pitch. ”A great win, but a tough loss,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. Longoria sustained a fracture to his fifth metacarpal, which could require surgery. A decision is expected in the next couple of days. ”Obviously the goal is to decide something as soon as possible and then get going in the right direction, whether that’s put a cast on it and just let it sit or have some sort of surgery and go that route,” Longoria said. Longoria initially stayed in the game to run after he was hit in the fourth inning, but came out in between innings. ”It wasn’t my legs,” Longoria said. ”I just hate coming out of the game right away. I’ve always thought it looked bad. I knew right away that it didn’t feel right, but I just figured I could run and in the meanwhile let (Alen Hanson) get loose and come into the game.” Longoria is hitting .246 with 10 home runs and 34 RBIs in 67 games. ”It’s a tough loss,” Sandoval said. ”I don’t know how many days he’s going to be out, but we’re going to miss the guy. He’s a great hitter, great defensive player Riley Ridley Jersey , and a great teammate. I hope he recovers well and comes back to help us get to the postseason.” Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer to continue his torrid month and Mac Williamson also homered for the Giants, who salvaged the final game of a four-game series and beat the Marlins for only the second time in the last 10 meetings. ”It was a great win to head home on after a tough series,” Bochy said. ”I’m looking forward to getting out of Miami, trust me.” Giants’ starter Dereck Rodriguez pitched 6 2-3 innings, allowing two runs with his father and former Marlins’ World Series championship catcher Pudge Rodriguez sitting behind home plate. Ty Blach (4-5) also pitched 6 2-3 innings for the Giants without allowing a run. He gave up seven hits, walked two, and struck out three. ”Two quality starts in one game. I’ll take it,” Rodriguez said. Sam Dyson came on for Blach to get the final out with two runners on for his first save of the season. McCutchen started the 16th with a single, Brandon Crawford walked and Alen Hanson singled to load the bases of Elieser Hernandez (0-4). Sandoval’s single to center made it 5-3, and Gorkys Hernandez added a sacrifice fly later in the inning. The runs were the first for the Giants since the second. ”I just tried to calm down – everyone was tired – and tried not to do too much,” Sandoval said. Miami had two runners on in the bottom of the 16th for Bryan Holaday, who flew out to end the game. ”Epic game Jonah Williams Jersey ,” Bochy said. It was the longest game of the season for the Giants and the second-longest for the Marlins, who went 17 innings in a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on March 30. Both teams had opportunities in extra innings after the Marlins tied the game in the bottom of the ninth off Hunter Strickland on a sacrifice fly by Lewis Brinson. Second baseman Joe Panik was unable to hold onto a pop up near the foul line, allowing the lead-off runner to reach. It was the eighth time in the series the Marlins came back to tie the game. ”It was one of those series where you kind of play back and forth,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ”Close games. Good for a lot of situations.” The Giants looked to take the lead in the 11th on a double by Hanson, but Crawford was thrown out at the plate. Miami threatened in the 13th when Bochy ordered an intentional walk to Starlin Castro load the bases with two outs and Hernandez due to bat because the Marlins were out of position players. Hernandez bounced out to Blach. ”With Castro up there, that was an easy one,” Bochy said. ”I wasn’t going to let him beat us there. We were in a pretty good situation there.” The Marlins had another opportunity in the 15th with runners on the corners and one out, but Justin Bour grounded into a double play. Bour slammed his helmet to the ground in disgust. ”I saw it off the bat and I thought we might have a chance,” Blach said. McCutchen hit a two-run homer in the first inning for the second straight game. Five of his eight home runs have been this month. He went 3 for 7 to raise his batting average to .339 (19 for 56) in June, historically the best month of his career. He has 11 multi-hit performances in his last 18 games. Williamson’s fourth home run of the season gave the Giants a 3-0 lead against Dan Straily in the second inning. JT Riddle’s solo shot, his third, cut the deficit to 3-1 in the fifth. Holaday’s two-out base hit to left pulled Miami within 3-2 in the seventh Drew Sample Jersey , ending Rodriguez’s outing. ”It’s really good to see everyone in this room just continues to keep working toward every single at-bat, getting a hit, getting a hit, just no one giving into anything, everyone scratching and clawing through every single pitch,” Straily said. Rodriguez scattered seven hits and struck out four in his third start. SMITH EXPECTED TO GO ON BEREAVEMENT LIST Miami’s Caleb Smith was not with the club due to a funeral and is expected to go on the bereavement list. Mattingly said Smith will make his next scheduled s