RENTON -- Jeremy Bates was fired on Tuesday as the Seattle Seahawks' offensive coordinator, ending a rocky one-year return to the NFL for Bates during which the Seahawks ranked among the worst offenses in the NFL.
Bates was let go after Seattle's offense finished the regular season ranked 28th in the league. The Seahawks finally displayed some offensive punch in their 41-36 playoff upset of New Orleans, but reverted to the same struggling unit last Sunday in their season-ending 35-24 loss at Chicago.
Later Tuesday, the team announced it had hired former University of Idaho/Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable as its new assistant head coach/offensive line and Todd Wash as its new defensive line coach. Cable was let go by the Raiders at the end of the season after going 8-8.