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3rd and Inches
01-02-2011, 10:20 AM
Cable's future with Raiders uncertain

The Raiders won't lose in double digits this season, but coach Tom Cable is still waiting to see if owner Al Davis will bring him back. In the wings: offensive coordinator Hue Jackson.

Nothing is ever certain when it comes to Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis.

Case in point: Coach Tom Cable has received deserved kudos for his work in turning the Raiders from perennial double-digit losers to one game below .500 this season, but his future remains undecided.

Cable's Future with the Raiders (http://profootball.scout.com/2/1035591.html)

Kulluminatii
01-02-2011, 10:35 AM
Unless Al is planning on bringing back Gruden or possibly making a run at Cowher...no way in hell would I support this. The team seems to play hard under Cable, and I think he deserves another year for just that alone. Of course, with Al running the show I wouldn't be surprised if he made this move. I like Hue Jackson...but I'm uncertain about him as a HC. I've heard Jackson is gaining interest around the league...so maybe thats why Al is doing this...to make sure he holds onto Hue just in case he does turn out to be a great HC.

J_R
01-02-2011, 01:20 PM
Word out there that Cable wont be retained

3rd and Inches
01-02-2011, 03:15 PM
Unless Al is planning on bringing back Gruden or possibly making a run at Cowher...no way in hell would I support this. The team seems to play hard under Cable, and I think he deserves another year for just that alone. Of course, with Al running the show I wouldn't be surprised if he made this move. I like Hue Jackson...but I'm uncertain about him as a HC. I've heard Jackson is gaining interest around the league...so maybe thats why Al is doing this...to make sure he holds onto Hue just in case he does turn out to be a great HC.

Even though I'm not a huge Raider fan, I fully agree with what you say. Cable's kind of a loose cannon, but that seems to be a decent fit for Oakland.

texan279
01-02-2011, 04:07 PM
How could Davis not keep Cable after what the Raiders did to the Chiefs today in KC?

J_R
01-02-2011, 04:15 PM
Cable unlikely to return (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5981629)

DocBar
01-02-2011, 08:35 PM
Davis would be a fool to fire Cable. I give him 50-50 odds.

Texan4Ever
01-02-2011, 09:17 PM
Yes, Cable's overall record is not that great and going 3-4 after the bye week is not impressive BUT Cable has turned this team around and improved there defense. Also, for the first time since 2002, they have a winning record so on that note Cable should be retained.

Plus, the players respect Cable as a coach and seem to play harder and with a sense of purpose rather than just showing up for the game and half-assing everything.

Dumb move by Al Davis (unless he plans on making a coaching splash)

HoustonFrog
01-02-2011, 09:36 PM
Bad owner but still makes me face palm. Cable got alot out of this team this year. But shows that some teams expect more depsite the team moving forward. Seems Bob should look at Al...scary.

texansdrummer
01-02-2011, 10:00 PM
6-0 in the AFC West, BTW. Going defeated in your division should count for something when you take over a struggling team.

Sent from my HTC EVO

DocBar
01-02-2011, 10:39 PM
Yes, Cable's overall record is not that great and going 3-4 after the bye week is not impressive BUT Cable has turned this team around and improved there defense. Also, for the first time since 2002, they have a winning record so on that note Cable should be retained.

Plus, the players respect Cable as a coach and seem to play harder and with a sense of purpose rather than just showing up for the game and half-assing everything.

Dumb move by Al Davis (unless he plans on making a coaching splash)

Which big-name would consider working for Davis? Big names tend to have big egos. Either keep Cable or stay in mediocraty hell.

HoustonFrog
01-02-2011, 10:46 PM
Which big-name would consider working for Davis? Big names tend to have big egos. Either keep Cable or stay in mediocraty hell.

AKA Houston Texans

DocBar
01-02-2011, 10:57 PM
AKA Houston TexansWould you rather have Cables than Kubes? I wouldn't take Cables over Kubes. I just think he's done well with the lot he os given from Davis.
Would you rather have Davis as an owner? No thanks for me. I like McNair.

playa465
01-02-2011, 10:57 PM
6-0 in the AFC West, BTW. Going defeated in your division should count for something when you take over a struggling team.

Sent from my HTC EVO

Not to derail but this proves that even if you win in your division, you can be left out of the playoffs...but back to the Raiders, they have alot of talent on the team but they still are not serviceable at QB. McNabb would have been a better choice than Campbell IMO.

HoustonFrog
01-02-2011, 11:05 PM
Would you rather have Cables than Kubes? I wouldn't take Cables over Kubes. I just think he's done well with the lot he os given from Davis.
Would you rather have Davis as an owner? No thanks for me. I like McNair.

I think Al Davis is a kook but Cable might be better than Kubiak. He just reached close to Gary's high mark. Nothing Gary has done has shown he is better than Cable. Nothing at all. The players there buy into Cable's system so far.

Back to the owners....as bad as Al Davis is I'm not sure whether I'd rather have a guy like him who is off the wall but says he is about winning or a guy like McNair who has shown nothing when it comes to a commitment to winning. It isn't like there is anything to put your hat on. First thoughts are easily McNair but then I'm chosing apathy.

Norg
01-03-2011, 12:16 AM
after todays game and going 6-0 in div Cable is deff safe

gg no re
01-04-2011, 10:03 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/01/04/raiders-cut-tom-cable-loose/

ChampionTexan
01-04-2011, 10:41 PM
And he's gone...

The Oakland Raiders will not extend the contract of Tom Cable for the position of Head Coach.

Cable was informed that his contract would not be extended on Tuesday.



LINK (http://www.raiders.com/news/article-1/Cable-Contract-Not-Extended/9677d78e-1ceb-43b4-bc0e-8fb7234f5fcc)

brakos82
01-04-2011, 11:07 PM
Apparently Cable didn't run a 40 fast enough.

Ryan
01-04-2011, 11:50 PM
Apparently Cable didn't run a 40 fast enough.

:spit:

Dutchrudder
01-05-2011, 01:49 AM
Can the Texans hire him? I think quite a few of our players could use a fist to the jaw for motivation.

Kulluminatii
01-05-2011, 04:49 AM
Raiders’ punter Shane Lechler rips Al Davis’ decision to let Cable go (http://www.sbreport.net/raider_news/008/5836.html)

Oakland Raiders All-Pro punter Shane Lechler blasted the Silver & Black management and their handling of the Tom Cable situation. The six-time pro-bowl selection was shocked by Oakland not picking up the option on Cable’s deal on Tuesday night.

“I just looked at my wife,” Lechler said during the phone conversation with CSN Bay Area reporter Kate Longworth. “I can't go through another head coach.”

He continued: “It’s not fun.”

Lechler was one of the many Raiders who campaigned for Cable’s return. Later in the interview, he was adamant about the possibly outcomes of this decision by Al Davis.

He said, “I think this is going to be a huge set back for us, to tell you the truth. Tom was good and how he handled the whole dealing with Al [Davis] and all that situation. He was one of the better coaches I’ve had that can handle that part of it and not let part of it bother the football team. And that’s what I enjoyed about him.”

Lechler even forecasted that some key players that also supported Cable may now be inclined to go elsewhere once free-agency begins.

“You’ll probably see people like Robert Gallery go on to another team, probably Michael Bush,” stated the 34-year old.

“I seriously think is a set-back,” he said after making a case for Cable and emphasizing the achievement of going undefeated within their division in 2010.

Arguably the best punter of this generation, Lechler even looked back to compare prior displeasures during his tenure: “The last time I was probably this disappointed was when [Davis] traded Jon [Gruden] to Tampa.”

He admitted that Cable, “…pretty much brought a no nonsense approach.”

As for Hue Jackson, “ It’s kind of hard for me to judge Hue.”

“Yes I do respect him,” said Lechler. “Whether he can call plays and pull off the whole head coaching deal and deal with Al Davis on the side, I don’t know, that’s a lot on somebody’s plate.”

Lechler said he attempted to call Davis and senior executive John Herrera, but was discontented with them not picking up his call.

All signs point to Hue being the next HC. I knew the players loved Cable, and while he isn't the greatest coach out there, if you can make your players work hard for you your good enough in my book. This pisses me off to no end, yes maybe Hue will end up becoming the next big HC...but its also likely he'll set this team back another 3-4 years.

****ing typical Al Davis :smiliepalm:

GlassHalfFull
01-05-2011, 07:19 AM
http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1628435#post1628435

I love the title:

Al Davis remembers he is senile, fires Tom Cable

NitroGSXR
01-05-2011, 11:05 AM
But he wasn't fired. His contract simply was not extended.

ensign_lee
01-06-2011, 05:58 PM
But he wasn't fired. His contract simply was not extended.

I fail to see the diff

JB
01-06-2011, 06:16 PM
I fail to see the diff

AD doesn't owe him any money...