Don’t expect Hawks’ top assistants to be hired away this year

Darrell Bevell speaks to reporters WednesdayIt’s that time of year again — when disenchanted fans get to hope some team hires away Tom Cable or Darrell Bevell.

Cable already has been mentioned as a candidate in San Francisco, although the Patriots’ Josh McDaniels seems to be the favorite to run that dysfunctional club.

Bevell has been mentioned as a candidate to replace the retiring Gary Kubiak in Denver. Seattle DC Kris Richard also has been mentioned in connection with the Denver and Buffalo jobs.

It would be a surprise if any of them were hired though.

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Will Ott & Hester make special teams better?

logo-playoffsEven before injuries robbed them of their main return man and long snapper, Seattle’s special teams had turned into a major mess this year.

Tyler Ott can’t be much worse than Nolan Frese (on IR with an ankle injury), but did the Seahawks create a potentially bigger mess by adding Devin Hester?

Clearly uninterested in making Richard Sherman return punts in the postseason, they took a gamble on the 34-year-old former All-Pro returner, who apparently fumbled five times in 12 games before Baltimore cut him Dec. 13.

It’s a bit of a desperation move, and Seattle has to hope Hester is not nearly as mistake-prone as he was in Baltimore.

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