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Raiders To Retain Cable

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by sdbound, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. sdbound

    sdbound Well-Known Member

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    After weeks of speculation and deliberation, Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis has decided to retain Tom Cable as head coach for the 2010 season, a source close to the situation told ESPN on Saturday.

    Cable will fulfill the final year of his contract with the Raiders, the source said.

    When contacted, Raiders spokesman John Herrera did not confirm that Cable would remain coach for the 2010 season, saying only that, despite meetings into the night the past two days, no decision has been reached.

    Cable had one year remaining on his contract. But after meeting with Cable again this week, Davis made a decision that will be popular among players by keeping his head coach in place, the source said.

    Cable had widespread support throughout the players in the Raiders locker room.

    But his return does not mean changes will not be made. Oakland will tinker with its assistant coaches. (meaning that the head coach will continue beating and choking assistant coaches) It did so Friday when it brought back defensive line coach Mike Waufle. (who would be wise to start carrying mace)

    Cable's return continues what has been an offseaon of stability for head coaches. Many thought Cleveland could dismiss Eric Mangini, Jacksonville could dismiss Jack Del Rio, Dallas could dismiss Wade Phillips and Oakland could dismiss Cable.

    Part of this is due to the financial uncertainty surrounding 2011, a year in which players said they are preparing to be locked out. With so much uncertainty, NFL owners are opting for stability with their coaches.
     
  2. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Damn. I was hoping for the coaching circus to continue.
     
  3. LV Bolt Fan

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    Might be the smartest thing the Raiders have done this decade. :yes:
     
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    But Uncle Al wants Jafarcecus Russel as their starting QB. Cable wants anyone but Russel.

    Who do you think wins that debate?
     
  5. LV Bolt Fan

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    I hope, Al does! :icon_rofl:
     
  6. sdbound

    sdbound Well-Known Member

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    23 days in? :icon_tease:
     
  7. BlazingBolt

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    I guess the interview process for a replacement wasn't going too well.....:icon_rofl:
     
  8. BOLTS4LIFE

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    Exactly... That's why this doesn't surprise me at all.
     
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    Raiders Say Evaluation of Cable Is 'Ongoing'


    The Oakland Raiders denied a report by ESPN on Saturday that they have made a decision to bring Tom Cable back as coach next season, saying the evaluation process is still ongoing.

    "We've never made any statement that the head coach would not be back, that has been media speculation from the beginning," senior executive John Herrera said in a statement to The Associated Press on Saturday night. "We've consistently stated that we're going through an evaluation process to determine the direction that the organization needs to go. The process is ongoing and has not reached a conclusion."

    ESPN reported earlier Saturday that Davis had decided to retain Cable for the final year of his contract in 2010, citing a source close to the situation.
    Cable has been talking with Davis about his job since the season ended Jan. 3. Cable went 5-11 in his first full season as Raiders coach. He is 9-19 since replacing Lane Kiffin early in the 2008 season, leading the Raiders to their NFL-worst seventh straight season with at least 11 losses.

    Cable has strong support among the players, who are hoping for some continuity after the team had five coaches in the past seven seasons. The Raiders showed some progress last season, beating playoff teams Cincinnati and Philadelphia and winning road games in December against Pittsburgh and Denver.

    But Oakland also lost to last-place teams in Kansas City, Cleveland and Washington. The Raiders scored only 17 touchdowns in 16 games as former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell struggled before being benched midway through his third season.

    Along with talking to Cable, Davis also has been meeting with potential assistants since the season ended. He hired Mike Waufle as defensive line coach Friday. The team highlighted Waufle's relationship with Cable at the University of California in the release announcing that move.

    Davis also has met with Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson about a potential job. Jackson also worked with Cable and Waufle at Cal in the 1990s.
     
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    :lol:

    smart ***

    :lol:
     
  11. LV Bolt Fan

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    Wouldn't have it any other way! :lol:
     
  12. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Warren Sapp who played for Cable a few years ago said he is astonishingly stupid at common football sense. That when he approached him about strategies the D-line should use Cable looked at him like he was from Mars, it wen't right over his head, and that he basically has no business being a head coach in the NFL.


    SO THIS IS GREAT NEWS!
     
  13. sdbound

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    In Cable's defense he was probably distracted by the twinkie rolling around in Sapp's mouth as he spoke.
     
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    Tom Cable is expected to stay in Oakland, but his role with the team is about to change.

    ESPN's Michael Smith reports that Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson has accepted a position with the Raiders to be their next offensive coordinator.

    Jackson met with Al Davis last week, and likely sold the Raiders owner that he can help JaMarcus Russell improve. It's unclear at this stage whether Jackson will call plays, a role Cable had last year. The Raider say no decision has officially been made yet on Cable's future.

    With that said, it appears Davis is building a staff for Cable. Jackson worked with Cable in 1990 at Cal State Fullerton and then at Cal in 1996. New defensive line coach Mike Waufle also worked on Steve Mariucci's Cal staff in '96.

    Heresay of course, but still. :lol:
     

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