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Raiders coach lands in top ten of notorious list

A reader has passed along to us a list of the worst bosses from 2009, as compiled by eBossWatch.com. 

At No. 7?  Raiders coach Tom Cable.

“Numerous eyewitnesses saw Cable punch an assistant coach at the
Raiders training camp in August,” the site says under Cable’s name.  “The assistant coach suffered a
broken jaw from the attack.”

The characterization isn’t quite accurate.  The eyewitnesses (other than Randy Hanson, the guy who allegedly was punched) reportedly corroborated Cable’s version of the events, explaining to authorities that there was no punch.  As a result, no charges were filed.

Still, we point out Cable’s ranking on the list because it further demonstrates the disconnect between the NFL and the rest of the business world.  In any other workplace, if the boss calls a meeting and one of the employees come out of the meeting with a broken face, the boss faces a hell of a lot more scrutiny and jeopardy than what Cable faced from the Raiders or from the NFL.

Though Cable still may find himself in trouble depending on the outcome of the pending lawsuit filed by Hanson, the reality is that the Raiders, as part of their own defense to the case, will adopt and accept as true Cable’s contentions, making it harder to later accuse Cable of assault and fire him for cause (as owner Al Davis would love to do, since it cuts off the employee right to ongoing pay) if/when a jury finds in Hanson’s favor.

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37 Responses to “Raiders coach lands in top ten of notorious list”
  1. numberfour says: Jul 22, 2010 1:20 PM

    probly well deserved but…
    i am here to tell ya that in most places if u criticize or disagree with the boss, even very gently, even if they cant fire you, they will do everything they can to ruin you.
    this country stopped being a meritocracy a long time ago.
    hell, look at the white house.

  2. dboom92 says: Jul 22, 2010 1:21 PM

    Cable bends steel.

  3. BleedingSilverAndBlack says: Jul 22, 2010 1:27 PM

    Of course Mike Florio writes this story! He is such a closet Raiders fan it is ridiculous.

  4. AlanSaysYo says: Jul 22, 2010 1:29 PM

    It’s sad that we know Al Davis likes to fire people for cause, as it is a result of Al Davis continuously firing people.

  5. Falcon in NE says: Jul 22, 2010 1:32 PM

    Further proof that while the NFL is an economic cash cow, it is not a really a business. So people should not expect a player/coach/owner dynamic that looks like anything remotely professional. It is all a game.

  6. smellsdelicious says: Jul 22, 2010 1:34 PM

    my boss is mike florio. put him on this list, please.

  7. jj jones says: Jul 22, 2010 1:34 PM

    What the hell is eBossWatch.com?

  8. tango says: Jul 22, 2010 1:43 PM

    Florio, are you kidding me ? The DA dropped the charges for insufficient evidence and another coach corroborated Cables version and if you knew anything about Hanson you would know he is a sleeze at best. You need to find more newsworthy material !

  9. ADogDC says: Jul 22, 2010 1:47 PM

    All work forces are not politcally correct, nor should they be.
    You may like being a robot, but I don’t…

  10. eik01 says: Jul 22, 2010 1:48 PM

    Nice source Florio. Just some idiots with an opinion and a website. Nice to know you look for the “credible” info.
    Whether Cable did it or not, Hansen destroyed his own case with the police by acting foolishly and in an inconsistent manner. And where were those “Numerous eyewitnesses” when Hansen needed them? If I remember correctly no one backed his story. That’s doubt enough to say Hansen could very well be full of crap.
    But that doesn’t stop you and your buddies at eBossWatch does it?
    Keep up the Raider bashing man, your true colors are showing.

  11. Tdk24 says: Jul 22, 2010 1:52 PM

    So, what you are saying is that Cable can go after this guy for defamation or something?

  12. gunzofsteel says: Jul 22, 2010 1:58 PM

    OLD NEWS

  13. raiderrob21 says: Jul 22, 2010 1:58 PM

    Hey Gloryhole,
    Your next!
    Sincerley,
    The Raider Nation!

  14. Junior says: Jul 22, 2010 2:02 PM

    eik01 says:
    July 22, 2010 1:48 PM
    Nice source Florio. Just some idiots with an opinion and a website. Nice to know you look for the “credible” info.
    ————————————————-
    Uhh, what do you think PFT is?
    I’ll answer with your own words, “Just some idiots with an opinion and a website.” Hopefully you don’t come here looking for credible information.

  15. BigBlueGator says: Jul 22, 2010 2:06 PM

    Bring back lane kiffin!!
    Signed,
    Future AFC West Championship

  16. Roscoe P. Coaltrain says: Jul 22, 2010 2:10 PM

    Big Al probably told Cable to do it! You have to admit this makes Tom Cable fit the mold of a true Raider in a way though.

  17. FatCat34 says: Jul 22, 2010 2:12 PM

    What do you tell Randy Hanson with 2 black eyes…nothing Cable told him twice.

  18. Dingleberry Foreskin says: Jul 22, 2010 2:13 PM

    tango: Did you READ the article? You just said the EXACT same thing that Florio pointed out in the article about the other witnesses corroborating the story and the charges being dropped.
    eiko1: did you not notice the name of the site you are reading? It is called “Pro Football Talk” as in, if it is being talked about in regards to Pro Football, Florio and his minions will pass it on. If you don’t like it, don’t read it. At least quit yer damn pissing and moaning about it.
    I hate to sound like the PFT avenger or something but you two are friggin tools.

  19. Amadeuic says: Jul 22, 2010 2:18 PM

    How can you possibly say that Florio is a closet Raiders fan?
    Unless he’s eternally grateful for their botching of the pass that turned into the Immaculate Reception, he’s really done nothing to indicate favoritism to Oakland.
    Steelers of course, Saints fairly likely; beyond that, it’s usually some type of the snarky-ness we all know and love.

  20. Outfoxed says: Jul 22, 2010 2:39 PM

    We need more managers like Cable in the private sector. Employee accountability in America has grown lax and resulted in severe labor productivity issues in our economy.
    It is visionaries like Cable that show us how to alleviate the problem. I hope business owners and executives everywhere learn from his fine example by ceasing to cow toe to their employees and treating them according to the responsibility level on their shoulders.
    That said, just look at the results he is getting!!! God Bless America.

  21. Steeler fans are tools says: Jul 22, 2010 2:44 PM

    Ya, Notoriously AWESOME!! haha

  22. kirkmall84 says: Jul 22, 2010 3:02 PM

    Makes me like Cable even more. That’s exactly how you handle problem assistant coaches in Raider nation. Knock them on their a*# and bust his jaw for good measure.

  23. bigrig says: Jul 22, 2010 3:05 PM

    Too bad Cable’s team isn’t as physical as he is.

  24. robert ethen says: Jul 22, 2010 3:08 PM

    “That proposal needs some work, Hanson, bring it back to me when your jaw’s fixed.”.

  25. 909RaiderLifer says: Jul 22, 2010 3:24 PM

    Wow Florio, this is dredging the bottom of the septic tank for a “story”. eboss.com? Who’s your next “source”, watercoolergosip.com?
    I bet it was Hanson who sent you the link. The little weasel is probably trying to get his name back in the media right before camp starts…

  26. FastEddy415 says: Jul 22, 2010 4:00 PM

    Suits the Raiders, a lousy coach for a lousy franchise and plays in front of lousy fans. Typical really. GET A REAL COACH NOT A PUPPET!

  27. crackbubba says: Jul 22, 2010 4:06 PM

    This reminds me of the military. If something bad happens you have to hush up or it’s your ass on the line next. There is no doubt in my mind that Cable threw a punch, and said punch broke a face. People are too busy covering their own asses to do/say the right thing. It is only amplified by Al Davis being trigger happy.

  28. dogma1 says: Jul 22, 2010 4:15 PM

    This the NFL, it’s for men, a broken jaw is like getting a pappercut. Get over it.

  29. KoolKell says: Jul 22, 2010 5:22 PM

    Any such List without Al Davis’ name on it, loses credibility instantly.

  30. TylerDurden says: Jul 22, 2010 5:47 PM

    Really? ebosswatch?? You are banking the credibility of ProFootballTalk.com on a website called ebosswatch? \0_o/ Awesome.———So when can we expect the Lindsay Lohan updates?

  31. Cerberus says: Jul 22, 2010 6:35 PM

    The fact Cable made that list is a joke, and means the site “eBoss” is a joke. The Raider players love Cable, so he would only be a bad boss to someone who doesn’t like the Raiders to start with.
    I wouldn’t have even wasted the bandwidth if I was you Florio, it just wasn’t worth it.

  32. VegasBronco says: Jul 22, 2010 6:35 PM

    Just like Rex Ryan, Tom Cable has no concept of football past hitting someone in the mouth. HUM

  33. 1nationraidernation says: Jul 22, 2010 6:53 PM

    what a crock of crap, and another raider hater bs post there were no witnesses that came forth, and that is why the DA dismissed it.
    The only thing that came out of this was the media picture the raiders had for randy hansen looked like he was coming off of a 3 day crack influenced bender.

  34. comment_submission_error says: Jul 22, 2010 10:01 PM

    I think you posted that list in 2009, Florio, and “wrote” pretty much the same piece about it then. Training camps are opening soon. We would appreciate you turning your attention to something interesting. And relevant.

  35. joetoronto says: Jul 23, 2010 6:46 AM

    VegasBronco says: July 22, 2010 6:35 PM
    Just like Rex Ryan, Tom Cable has no concept of football past hitting someone in the mouth. HUM
    *********************************************************
    Says the idiot Donkey fan, coached by McDaniels, lol.

  36. Icantadd says: Jul 25, 2010 7:38 PM

    # raiderrob21 says: July 22, 2010 1:58 PM
    Hey Gloryhole,
    Your next!
    Sincerley,
    The Raider Nation!
    —————————————————
    Pretty sure you would use “You’re”, since YOU’RE trying to say “you are”.
    Also, S-I-N-C-E-R-E-L-Y.
    Just more proof that Raider fans are retarded.

  37. Icantadd says: Jul 26, 2010 1:53 AM

    # raiderrob21 says: July 22, 2010 1:58 PM
    Hey Gloryhole,
    Your next!
    Sincerley,
    The Raider Nation!
    —————————————————
    Pretty sure you would use “You’re”, since YOU’RE trying to say “you are”.
    Also, S-I-N-C-E-R-E-L-Y.
    Just more proof that Raider fans are retarded.

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