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Cable plans to return to Raiders

Let’s be honest: No one really knows what Al Davis is going to do or when he’s going to do it.

The journalists in the Bay Area that cover the Raiders collectively don’t expect Tom Cable to return as coach, but for now it’s business as usual in Oakland.  Cable met with Davis Monday and his job security was not addressed.

The two men will meet again next Monday.

This protracted coaching news has become an annual tradition with the Raiders.  So has the Black Monday presser by a coach that is a goner.

Davis doesn’t move on the general NFL timeline.  Cable didn’t know he was officially the Raiders head coach until February 4 last year.  For now, Cable is evaluating his players and expects to be back.

And only one person knows if he will be.  Heck, that one person may not even know yet.

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25 Responses to “Cable plans to return to Raiders”
  1. Nobe says: Jan 4, 2010 5:11 PM

    In a move with huge potential salary cap implications, JaMarcus Russell will be announced as the next Coach of the Raiders.

  2. twinkletoes says: Jan 4, 2010 5:21 PM

    Anything can happen in Raiderland. If Al can trade Gruden away, just as the team was on the cusp of the Super Bowl, everything is fair game.
    What Cable has going for him is that after the allegations of domestic violence and the whole Randy Hanson episode, he casts a much smaller shadow than Chucky did. Al doesn’t feel marginalized like he did when Bruce Allen and Jon Gruden were turning things around here.
    Tom Cable is to Al Davis what Wade Phillips is to Jerry Jones, a coach who makes the owner feel like he isn’t just some guy who signs the paychecks.
    God, all these Napoleonic owners dragging their teams down. Al Davis is their king.

  3. Rasputin says: Jan 4, 2010 5:25 PM

    Al is just waiting for Mangina to be available.

  4. Bob Buckowski says: Jan 4, 2010 5:26 PM

    Unless the Count finds one cheap enough at the Oakland Wallmart, Cable probably is safe……
    Nobe, that’s impossible, to be a HC you have to know how to read & besides that, the headset won’t fit over those big stupid ghetto earrings……
    Al please pay for a hard ass, no nonsense, HC NOW!

  5. merrillhodgestoupee says: Jan 4, 2010 5:30 PM

    Twinkletoes, your logic is intriguing. “Tom Cable is to Al Davis what Wade Phillips is to Jerry Jones, a coach who makes the owner feel like he isn’t just some guy who signs the paychecks.” I think my boss is the same way.

  6. WashingtonRedstorms says: Jan 4, 2010 5:32 PM

    Tom Cable is the next John Madden.

  7. LovinBlue says: Jan 4, 2010 5:38 PM

    The Raiders must be the mysterious second team showing interest in Shanahan

  8. BleedingSilverAndBlack says: Jan 4, 2010 5:46 PM

    Hopefully Al Davis fires himself.

  9. WashingtonRedstorms says: Jan 4, 2010 5:53 PM

    The Raiders are talking to Mike White and Rich Kotite…

  10. Ijasfahted says: Jan 4, 2010 5:54 PM

    “And only one person knows if he will be. Heck, that one person may not even know yet.”
    Al knows….he’ll just forget in a day or two and have to decide all over again. Senility is not pretty.

  11. East Bay Ray says: Jan 4, 2010 5:55 PM

    twinkletoes says:
    January 4, 2010 5:21 PM
    “Tom Cable is to Al Davis what Wade Phillips is to Jerry Jones, a coach who makes the owner feel like he isn’t just some guy who signs the paychecks.
    God, all these Napoleonic owners dragging their teams down. Al Davis is their king.”
    Yeah, Jones has “dragged down” the Cowboys to 3 Super Bowl rings in his 20 years as owner, and division titles 2 of the last 3 years with Wade Phillips as coach. What team are you a fan of? Can its owner claim that same level of success?

  12. Fresh4 says: Jan 4, 2010 5:57 PM

    “Tom Cable is the next John Madden.”
    Tom Cable will never get his own video game!

  13. INVAIDUH says: Jan 4, 2010 6:06 PM

    Try and get it in DRIVE Al.

  14. TFBuckFutter says: Jan 4, 2010 6:18 PM

    Well this just isn’t fair to Cable.
    Now he may not have a chance at one of the other potential head coaching vacancies.
    In fact, if Cleveland hadn’t hired Holmgren, there would have been a 50% chance he’d be hired the day Mantiti is fired.

  15. WashingtonRedstorms says: Jan 4, 2010 6:23 PM

    Tom Cable will never get his own video game!
    Cable played Rosanne’s husband……..
    DJ loves the Raiders.

  16. SDCharger1969 says: Jan 4, 2010 6:23 PM

    Can we have another execution video session like lane kiffin?

  17. 1nationraidernation says: Jan 4, 2010 6:25 PM

    i heard the raiders were taking a look at Mike Leach

  18. Drat says: Jan 4, 2010 6:30 PM

    Cable is the right fit for the Raiders. He won’t be fired. He’s tough and mean and a good coach.

  19. Ravenmaniac says: Jan 4, 2010 6:30 PM

    Cable plans to return to Raiders….to clean out his desk…

  20. Ray Guy says: Jan 4, 2010 6:36 PM

    Don’t worry. Al will fire “Terry” Cable, just like he fired “Lance” Kiffin.
    I hear Al is working on Power Point now instead of the overhead projector. He should have it mastered in time for the Vista 2435 release.
    FIRE YOURSELF AL !!!!!!!

  21. stnmmc says: Jan 4, 2010 6:42 PM

    Fresh4 says: January 4, 2010 5:57 PM
    “Tom Cable is the next John Madden.”
    Tom Cable will never get his own video game!
    ———————————————-
    Don’t count it out yet.
    It could be a cross between Madden and Grand Theft Auto. You can accumulate more draft picks by beating up other coaches.

  22. Colton Miller says: Jan 4, 2010 6:54 PM

    This whole season could be blamed on JaMarcus Russell. He will be a bust just like Ryan Leaf, and he has nobody to blame but himself. For christ’s sake just look at the fat hanging from his rubber pads he has on his arms. He must weigh about 280. He’s so immobile and clumsy i dont even know how he was even once considered starting potential. The throws he makes are throws that a bad college quarterback would throw.

  23. jkr says: Jan 4, 2010 7:21 PM

    keep cable and frye

  24. blacktoothgrin says: Jan 5, 2010 8:37 AM

    I think one thing that Cable has going for him is that he was a Raiders fan growing up, so maybe the old man likes that. We maythink he called some bonehead plays, but how do we know Al didn’t call those plays? The players like him, I think they will plea with Al to keep him for another year as they need stability, if they have to learn a new playbook then all the work they have done in the last year will have been a waste.

  25. jillbrenneman says: Jan 5, 2010 11:03 AM

    I’m sorry Tom. There will be better days. You won’t be stuck in this horrible job forever.

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