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Tuesday could be key date for Cable

Tom Cable may not have to twist in the wind much longer.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter points out that the NFL calendar may give us an answer to Al Davis’ intentions.  Teams must inform their assistant coaches whether they will be retained by the third Tuesday after the end of the regular season.

Davis is expected to make numerous changes to his assistant coaches Tuesday.  Cable is expected to learn his fate by then, as well.

One bad sign for Cable: Schefter says Davis has already started to contact potential head coaching replacements.  We already know one guy who is interested.

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14 Responses to “Tuesday could be key date for Cable”
  1. Alzado's Vein says: Jan 16, 2010 2:15 PM

    I heard Henry Winkler wants the job. Seriously.

  2. FumbleNuts says: Jan 16, 2010 2:16 PM

    Rob Ryan should be the next coach of the Raiders to get that team “dialed in.”

  3. spliffbunker says: Jan 16, 2010 2:18 PM

    all of this seems pure media driven speculation to me…especially in regards to J Russell
    is Al really so far gone he does not realize how bad Russell has been ? how Russell seems to be clueless regarding work ethic & responsibility ?…do any of the media in Oak/SF really have a source close to AL?

  4. valrich79 says: Jan 16, 2010 2:45 PM

    Cable is the best man for the job.
    Al will not pay an established coach going rates: 3-4 milly for Mooch, Brian Billick.
    He EGO wont let him call Gruden
    Jason Garret, Russ Grimm, Brian Schottenheimer probably wont even return his call.
    That leaves us with Winston Moss, Rob Ryan, or Tom Cable.
    Cable can work in that enviroment. The Team played well when Russell was out of the game and they did play well in spurts when he was in there.
    I know he is not a good play caller, but the team is not that good especially for being asked to play that 7 step drop down the field attack on offense and that Vanilla 4-3 that anyone of those little gurus on Madden nation could disect.
    Tom Cable and John Marshall do about as well as they can be expected to do considering the enviroment that they work in with respect to limitations on scheme and little influnce on Player perssonnel.

  5. Richard says: Jan 16, 2010 2:47 PM

    Waterboy!!! I’m haunted by waters…

  6. voodoodauley says: Jan 16, 2010 2:54 PM

    Too funny…. have you ever considered the fact that it isn’t Cable twisting in the wind… and that it is in fact YOU yahoos in the media doing all the twisting? Al Davis hates nothing more than media types. Tom Cable is under contract and until he is not there is nothing to report. You just keep blabbing on…. get over yourselves…. Cable may very well get fired…. but you don’t find out until everyone else does…. must suck.

  7. Steve-O says: Jan 16, 2010 3:46 PM

    Another confirmation of journalistic requirements to write for PFT:
    “Tuesday could be big day for Tom Cable”
    or
    “Wednesday could be big day for Tom Cable”
    “Thursday could be big day for Tom Cable”
    “Friday could be big day for Tom Cable”
    “Saturday could be big day for Tom Cable”
    “Sunday could be big day for Tom Cable”
    “Monday could be big day for Tom Cable”
    One must know every single day of the week. Good job Greggy!

  8. 24Seven says: Jan 16, 2010 3:52 PM

    Why do people even throw out Gruden’s name for the Oakland job? There is no way in hell he’d ever take it while AD is the owner. Further, when was the last time a coach left a franchise and returned to coach the same franchise. Has it ever happened?
    Davis has painted himself in a corner (with rubber walls). I cannot imagine that anyone really wants the job. The Oakland job is basically a long media day where the coach shows the other franchises their abilities so when (not if) they leave they can get a better gig. Only someone that is truly desperate would take the Oakland job and that desperation has to be fairly palatable because there is a very good chance they won’t be paid.

  9. Tdk24 says: Jan 16, 2010 4:00 PM

    Art Shell coached Raiders twice. Duh!

  10. AutumnWind999 says: Jan 16, 2010 4:01 PM

    Jimmy Fassel.

  11. ballergac22 says: Jan 16, 2010 4:40 PM

    Completely agree with Steve-O.. that’s all we’ve been hearing.. every weekend.. and daily.. they had this meeting.. also one tomorrow.. etc etc.. blah blah blah.. just admit it.. we don’t know when Al Davis will make his move.. never have.. never will… when he does, then just report on that. Btw Rob Ryan as head coach? Um when does being a successful cordinator matter anymore? Now u want to say hey here’s the keys to the whole team?! Ah regardless, this time next year we will again be introduced to another head coach.

  12. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Jan 16, 2010 4:46 PM

    voodoodauley says: January 16, 2010 2:54 PM
    Too funny…. have you ever considered the fact that it isn’t Cable twisting in the wind… and that it is in fact YOU yahoos in the media doing all the twisting? Al Davis hates nothing more than media types. Tom Cable is under contract and until he is not there is nothing to report. You just keep blabbing on…. get over yourselves…. Cable may very well get fired…. but you don’t find out until everyone else does…. must suck.
    ==========================================
    Right on, voodoodauley.
    It’s the media that’s “twisting in the wind”, including PFT.

  13. raidermot says: Jan 16, 2010 9:04 PM

    24Seven says:
    January 16, 2010 3:52 PM
    when was the last time a coach left a franchise and returned to coach the same franchise. Has it ever happened?
    ==========================
    Ted Marchibroda
    He got his first head coaching job for the Baltimore Colts in 1975. He stayed as coach until 1979, and again he served as coach for the Indianapolis Colts from 1992 to 1995. He also coached the Baltimore Ravens from 1996 to 1998, making him the only man to serve as head coach for both Baltimore NFL teams.

  14. 1nationraidernation says: Jan 18, 2010 2:29 PM

    well when gruden keeps throwing hints that he want to return, then gruden’s name will always be in the mix. Add Leslie Frazier to the Raiders list as well.
    @24/7 add Joe Gibbs to your list as well

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