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Bevell has been an offensive coordinator for seven years. I think he's a bit more seasoned than Horton. I would guess him being hired is a pretty realistic scenario.
If Bidwill goes back and promotes Horton, it just wreaks of a fall back (4th, 5th, 6th choice??). With all of the candidates he's now looked into, I don't think Horton is much of an option - would send some very bad signals.
Another reason I like Bevell is that he would come in from an offensive coordinator position under a defensive minded head coach (Carroll). That means he had a ton of input on the offense and likely made the majority of decisions around the offense.
On the other hand, if you're an OC on a team with an offensive minded head coach (like Andy Reid, Sean Payton, etc) you just really don’t know how much input the OC really had. Sure, it's great experience to work under a head coach like that, but one has to assume the head coach is doing a lot of the heavy lifting there and the OC’s impact might have been limited.
Wellfed wrote: Bevell is credited with turning rookie QB Russell Wilson into a star in one year. Prior to that he had 6 years to turn Tarvaris Jackson into one.
He was also QB coach for Brett Favre. He brings a lot more to the table regarding our needs on offense Wellfed as compared to Horton. Meanwhile with all the hirings thus far, I think it puts all the fear expressed about losing Horton to an HC offer a little to rest. And I still suspect the suggestion to promote Horton to HC was more a result of that fear and that it was just a way to keep him in the organization. If we get Bevell, I like our chances. Even better than if we had gotten Reid or McCoy.
Bevell seems like a perfect fit for the Cards.. knows QBs, deprives a division rival. Who knows, he might even be able to make something out of Skelton yet before we give up on him totally? Bevell certainly would be an upgrade in the QB assessment / development department.