Lions hire Darrell Bevell as offensive coordinator
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The Detroit Lions have hired Darrell Bevell as their offensive coordinator, the team announced Wednesday.

Bevell joins head coach Matt Patricia's staff after spending a season out of the NFL. He most recently served as the offensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks from 2011-17.

Ironically, it was Bevell who called the infamous pass play at the goal line in Super Bowl XLIX that resulted in an interception for the New England Patriots, whose defense was coordinated by Patricia.

The Lions' offense struggled in 2018 and the team did not retain Jim Bob Cooter as its offensive coordinator.

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