In a column for Yahoo! Sports called “Direct Snap” (which apparently is the Internet version of the Wildcat formation), Jason Cole buries the lead.
All the way to the bottom of the column.
Cole reports that the Raiders are cooperating with the league’s investigation regarding coach Tom Cable because owner Al Davis wants to fire Cable after the season “with cause.” This would permit the Raiders to refrain from paying Cable beyond the current season.
Frankly, we think Davis already has enough ammunition to fire Cable “with cause.” (And not just “’cause” he’s a bad coach.) In an August meeting with four of his subordinate employees, one of them left the room with a broken jaw. In most American workplaces, the guy who laid hands on the guy who fractured his face gets fired “with cause,” even if the injury was technically an accident and even if there were no criminal charges filed or pursued.