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Today in Raiders: Jackson meeting for top job, Cable to meet again too

T_Cable_2.jpgThe Raiders don’t confirm much, but they’ve confirmed that owner Al Davis and Tom Cable will continue to talk to see “how Cable fits” in for the 2010 season.

Raider senior executive John Herrera told Steve Corkran of the Oakland Tribune that Davis and Cable have plenty to discuss. Cable sounds likely to have his role change even if he remains as head coach.

Cable wore a lot of hats in Oakland as the team’s playcaller, head coach, and offensive line guru.  Corkran writes that Davis still doesn’t know if he’ll keep Cable.

Meanwhile, our old buddy Aaron Wilson has a report for the Carroll County Times that the Raiders definitely won’t confirm.  He writes that
Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson is interviewing for Cable’s head-coaching position, in addition to the offensive coordinator job.

The Raiders acknowledged that Jackson was interviewing, and Cable wasn’t involved in the interviews.  We’re sure Cable is thrilled with that development.

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39 Responses to “Today in Raiders: Jackson meeting for top job, Cable to meet again too”
  1. AlanSaysYo says: Jan 22, 2010 10:57 AM

    Forget Hue Jackson. The Raiders need to interview Bo Jackson.

  2. Hap says: Jan 22, 2010 10:59 AM

    Whole lotta nuthin.

  3. JAG880 says: Jan 22, 2010 11:07 AM

    Bo knows coaching.

  4. DonTerrelli says: Jan 22, 2010 11:10 AM

    Because the Ravens’ offense was so great this season.

  5. dunkingonuts says: Jan 22, 2010 11:11 AM

    What is the over/under on how long Florio takes before he writes and article contradicting this report? I give it 21 hours…!

  6. bigtrav425 says: Jan 22, 2010 11:14 AM

    Bo knows football!

  7. RaiderChile says: Jan 22, 2010 11:15 AM

    Seems like Davis wants Jackson. Ok. But don’t hire him over Cable. Bring him in as OC then if the year goes the way of the toilet, hand the team to JAckson. The team like Cable and they are playing for him.

  8. hizzle1281 says: Jan 22, 2010 11:15 AM

    playing for the raiders just might be the greatest gig in the world
    i mean, you get paid millions to do nothing

  9. Nevisyakker says: Jan 22, 2010 11:15 AM

    What kind of an idiot must Hue Jackson be?
    I suppose the thought is that since he is a QB coach he’ll be a perfect fit with job one being to re-make the future of the franchise J. Russell into a functional NFL QB. LOL!!!
    Jackson would have better luck staying home and devoting his time to find a way to turn dog turds into gold.

  10. 24Seven says: Jan 22, 2010 11:16 AM

    Like I said, if Cable stays as the head coach, my bet is that Davis says nothing. No press conference. No press release. No statement.

  11. spdy3450 says: Jan 22, 2010 11:18 AM

    If Al Davis keeps this up the only Jackson he’s gonna get to coach his team is Tito or Jermain.

  12. slipkid says: Jan 22, 2010 11:18 AM

    twistin’ in the wind…

  13. SterilizeTHenry says: Jan 22, 2010 11:19 AM

    Whoever kisses Al’s ass most during the interview will get the job. He just wants someone who will be a “Yes” man.

  14. blacktoothgrin says: Jan 22, 2010 11:22 AM

    Breaking news. The grass is green and the sky is blue. Film at 11

  15. Marvin Berry says: Jan 22, 2010 11:23 AM

    Thank you Al Davis for making our franchise seem well run.
    –The Kansas City Royals

  16. Archbishop says: Jan 22, 2010 11:27 AM

    CAble wants to axed.
    If he gets axed he gets paid
    gets to go to USC.
    USC has a much better work environment than the Raiders.
    Probably a better team too!

  17. slipkid says: Jan 22, 2010 11:29 AM

    better yet, al should bring michael back from the dead to coach.
    that way they could have a corpse as coach and a corpse as owner.

  18. Big_McLargeHuge says: Jan 22, 2010 11:30 AM

    It’s all a bunch of hearsay…
    Cable remains as head coach with ol Hue moving into an off-coord position
    Al knows there’s product on the field… It just needs some TLC

  19. RaiderChile says: Jan 22, 2010 11:32 AM

    Seems like Davis wants Jackson. Ok. But don’t hire him over Cable. Bring him in as OC then if the year goes the way of the toilet, hand the team to JAckson. The team like Cable and they are playing for him.

  20. KingKunal says: Jan 22, 2010 11:33 AM

    Al Davis is dragging this out as long as possible to ensure that Cable doesn’t catch on anywhere else.
    Here’s the little secret AL! No body wants him besides you, especially not for a HC job, he may catch on as a….eating coach? No, that can’t be right.

  21. BDC_N_DC says: Jan 22, 2010 11:41 AM

    Sounds like Hue is following the trail blazed by Jim Zorn. He might as well interview for an executive position too while he’s at it.

  22. Silver Back says: Jan 22, 2010 12:10 PM

    Dear Micheal Florio:
    Please write a full article praising Al David for cooperating with the Rooney’s Rule. I love seeing that rule work wonders when uses properly.

  23. dogma1 says: Jan 22, 2010 12:12 PM

    Cable wouldn’t mind getting fired I bet at this point. And for Hue Jackson, he’s a good coach with great reputation around the league, I think he would be a good OC.

  24. tango says: Jan 22, 2010 12:17 PM

    If any of this is true it further endorses the fact that dead Al is in fact dead, Herrera is a horses ass and the orginization is the most dysfunctional of any in pro-sports. I am really sick of this whole thing. Dump JaJunk and few other non-performers. Many play hard for Cable and the core is decent.. Get a top OC and a GM with some credibility and have Al sit in his box looking like a he has a brain cell left !

  25. Cereal Blogger says: Jan 22, 2010 12:18 PM

    Raiders = mess

  26. Silver Back says: Jan 22, 2010 12:20 PM

    Dear Micheal Florio:
    Please write a full article praising Al David for cooperating with the Rooney’s Rule. I love seeing that rule work wonders when uses properly.

  27. Junior says: Jan 22, 2010 12:27 PM

    Please stop Florio, please.
    You link to an article by Wilson who writes in absolutes (a practice you frowned on in the Salisbury post), yet know nothing. A league source said this… blah, blah, blah. The last time Aaron Wilson was right about anything having to do with the Raiders was… never.
    A league source also said Fassel, Trestman and Harbaugh all interviewed. Yet all 3 publicly denied any conversations. So do we believe the speculation written as an absolute or do we believe the words spoken by the men or their agents themselves?
    Here’s what you need to know about the Raiders. Nobody knows what’s going on except Al Davis. Not even those in his inner circle know what he’s gonna do. Get over it and wait for an official announcement. Odds are there won’t be one when he keeps Cable, so leave it alone already.

  28. DWat393 says: Jan 22, 2010 12:27 PM

    Tom Cable does not deserve to get fired.
    With the team that they had and Grandpa Al’s insistence on that beached whale JaMarcus starting, the Raiders had to be fairly well-coached to win even five games. Not to mention wins against Philly, Cincy, at Pittsburgh and at Denver. Tough games to win, and there were a number of close games. They just need to beat the crappy teams now, and they’ll be a decent squad next year.

  29. mpoles says: Jan 22, 2010 12:38 PM

    Owner, general manager, head coach, offensive coordinator, offensive line coach.
    Those five jobs should be filled by five different people, and are on almost every other team. The Raiders’ problem is they have only two people to do them, and one of them is 80 years old.

  30. Raiderjefe says: Jan 22, 2010 12:41 PM

    This is crazy, Al wants Jackson because he received credit when Flacco played well in his rookie year.
    Come on Al- All the king horses and all the kings men cannot put Off-themarcus’ a$$ back together again. MOVE ON.
    I dont want Jackson, I dont want Tressel, I dont want Fassell. They will not have enough impact. Cable has some momentum, either keep that, or make a huge splash, and get Gruden, and let him have control. The league, the fans and the media (who cares) would love it. Many new Season ticket holders = $$ to pay some quality players.
    Finally- Draft an Offensive Lineman.
    Finally-really this time- I am available as a GM. My IT job is boring.

  31. raiders177 says: Jan 22, 2010 12:44 PM

    “Nevisyakker says: January 22, 2010 11:15 AM
    What kind of an idiot must Hue Jackson be?”
    Yeah, what an idiot, trying to get a promotion that comes with more money. Who would want that?

  32. Drat says: Jan 22, 2010 12:50 PM

    Davis is under scrutiny to act uncertain publically about Cable, what with the accusations of beating women and employees. And I’ll bet Davis does make sure he puts fairly independent OC and DC in place. But Davis likes Cable’s low verbiage, kick-ass approach. So do I. The Raiders don’t need some smarty-pants QB coach as their leader. Cable is the man. He’s on the opposite side of the universe from Lane Kiffin, or whatever that dude’s name is/was.

  33. Archbishop says: Jan 22, 2010 12:53 PM

    Moving Forward Coaches will not coach in Oakland.
    Every Raiders head coach since Jon Gruden is a retread with limited options:Bill Callahan, Norv Turner, Art Shell, Lane Kiffin,Tom Cable.
    Moreover, impressive assistants such as Sean Payton and Ken Whisenhunt avoid Oakland.
    Payton, rejected the Raiders in 2004 . The Saints on Sunday will host their first NFC Championship game.
    Whisenhunt,who in 2007 declined a chance to coach Raiders took Cardinals to back-to-back NFC West titles.
    Al doesn’t empower his coaches to do their jobs, hire their staff, or select their players.
    Al has shown the incompetency to do it, yet still wont delegate the responsibilities.
    GUESS WHAT: Is going to get worse before it gets better……………
    Perhaps they will go 2-14 and have two coaching changes throughout the year, while 2 or 3 players retire or refuse to play mid season as Russell leads the league with 20 INTS and 3 TDS.

  34. edwicy says: Jan 22, 2010 12:58 PM

    Keep Cable
    Hire Jackson as OC
    Fire Herrera (I want Al LoCosale Back)

  35. Wiskie says: Jan 22, 2010 1:19 PM

    Bo Knows this, Bo knows that, but Bo don’t know jack, Cuz Bo can’t Rap

  36. kenyatta says: Jan 22, 2010 1:28 PM

    this is unbelieveable ,hue jackson,the ravens werent exactly the colts on offense ,and Cable did a decent job with what he had to work with

  37. ignoringthehaters says: Jan 22, 2010 2:12 PM

    You people are hilarious! It’s like you can’t wait for a Raider post to show what an ignorant jackass you are. LMAO! Unless the team you cheer for wins the Super Bowl this year, you have nothing to talk about. SHHHHHHHHHH

  38. 1nationraidernation says: Jan 22, 2010 2:15 PM

    lets see Cable was in charge of the o_line, and they sucked
    Cable was the O-Coord, and it was one of the worse in the history of the NFL
    Cable was the head coach, and we got shalacked in a number of games, and the 5 we won were by an avg of 2 points.
    Why should he still have a job? Let him go work with Lame Kiffin. USC will be lucky if they are a 500 team now.

  39. The Centurion says: Jan 22, 2010 2:53 PM

    Even as a Broncos fan its hard to hate the Raiders. Such loyal fans and Al Davis is so crazy! The Al Davis death watch must be on for all the fans. “Please take him”! they all say I m sure.

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