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Report: Tension brewing between Tom Cable, Hue Jackson

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Some losses hurt more than others.  Oakland’s 38-31 loss in Jacksonville Sunday will leave a mark, partly because the Raiders held a ten point lead midway through the third quarter.

At 6-7, the Raiders need to win out and hope for the Chargers and Chiefs slump.  In the meantime, Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports points towards trouble bubbling beneath the surface in Oakland.  Asked why the Raiders threw on two key consecutive fourth quarter plays while Kyle Boller was in the lineup, Cable essentially blamed offensive coordinator Hue Jackson.

“I don’t know. That is not for me to decide right now,” Cable said.

Cole reports Cable was angry when Al Davis brought in Jackson to be the offensive coordinator and call the plays.   Sources close to Jackson tell Cole that Cable has tried to “undercut” him since.

“Jackson has been so unhappy with the situation that associates have been pushing him for a number of openings in the pro and college ranks,” Cole writes.

The Raiders have already won more games (six) this season than they have since 2002.  They have scored 118 more points on offense than they did all of last year.

Despite the on-field improvement, the Raiders still haven’t shaken the off-field drama that has plagued the organization for years.

UPDATE: Cable  denied any problem and said he and Jackson “shared a laugh” over the column Monday.  Then Cable flipped Jackson out of his chair.

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52 Responses to “Report: Tension brewing between Tom Cable, Hue Jackson”
  1. boothisman says: Dec 13, 2010 4:06 PM

    Someones getting punched in the face.

  2. foobarfoofoo says: Dec 13, 2010 4:07 PM

    Another broken jaw on the horizon?

  3. hobartbaker says: Dec 13, 2010 4:10 PM

    Drill sargeant Crable is so furious at Jackson he has threatened to “napalm bomb him back into the **** ing 16th century”.

  4. marty2019 says: Dec 13, 2010 4:11 PM

    It is unbelievable that the head coach does not have authority over the offensive coordinator.

  5. nygfan says: Dec 13, 2010 4:11 PM

    The Raiders will never win as long as Al Davis is there.

  6. silverandblack666 says: Dec 13, 2010 4:13 PM

    “the off-field drama that has plagued the organization for years”

    Like the drama in Denver or Washington

    Come on its not sheik anymore to crap on the Raiders when the Steelers have more felons than we do!

    Talk about reaching for a story

  7. mezanine10 says: Dec 13, 2010 4:14 PM

    Is Tom Cable going to get violent with him? He does have a history of this.

  8. pooflingingmonkey says: Dec 13, 2010 4:16 PM

    Hue Jackson: The 2011 Head Coach for the Cincinnati Bengals.

  9. knowerofallthings says: Dec 13, 2010 4:17 PM

    stop the kick return and you would have won. that’s on special teams, not offense

  10. r8rsfan says: Dec 13, 2010 4:21 PM

    One needs only to look at McFadden – aka Run DMC to see the difference between the play calling of Cable (last season) and this season (Jackson), and most importantly calling plays that fit the skills of the players. Last season DMC was forced off-tackle time and time again. This season he’s being allowed to do what he does best, and also utilizing his pass catching abilities. If this is true, Cable is pushing the buttons that will lead to his own demise. If you can’t call passing plays because of an inept QB then what the HEL! is he doing on the roster?

  11. pwise76 says: Dec 13, 2010 4:24 PM

    Be careful, Hue! Don’t you remember what happened the last time “tensions were brewing” with Tom Cable? If not, ask Randy Hanson.

  12. superfbfan says: Dec 13, 2010 4:24 PM

    Tom Cable having a dispute with an assistant coach?? Big shocker! Why is Tom Cable even a coach in the NFL??

  13. raidersteve413 says: Dec 13, 2010 4:28 PM

    you guys dont know crap about what goes on with the raiders, Just look at the history u guys get some many stories wrong with your “sources”
    Thats why you guys make up these false rumours about the raiders you guys hate it that u no nothing about what goes on with them.
    They run their team like a family not a business

  14. newagerocker says: Dec 13, 2010 4:28 PM

    Maybe Tom Cable should just break Hue Jacksons’ jaw, that worked the last time he didn’t like someone on his staff.

  15. Robert says: Dec 13, 2010 4:30 PM

    Another Coach beaten by Cable……

  16. mataug says: Dec 13, 2010 4:32 PM

    winning cures everything, losing brings out all these so called ‘tensions’

  17. mybuttsayspft says: Dec 13, 2010 4:33 PM

    Here come the “punch him in the face jokes”

  18. andyprough says: Dec 13, 2010 4:33 PM

    Time for a smack-down

    Hue Jackson should make sure that all his meetings with Coach Cable are held in rooms with soft furniture…

  19. joetoronto says: Dec 13, 2010 4:35 PM

    I’ll bet this comes from the Shanarat/Shefter duo.

    Good ole bum buddies.

  20. nbcwantsitsmoneyback says: Dec 13, 2010 4:35 PM

    Yes because we all know how “reliable” Yahoo sports is when it comes to the Raiders…! Who was the source Lane Kiffin??

  21. atony831 says: Dec 13, 2010 4:36 PM

    Keep Jackson, get rid of Cable!!!

  22. cincyorangenblack says: Dec 13, 2010 4:37 PM

    Come back to the Bengals Hugh, we promise we’ll fire Brat this time and let you take the reignes like you should have years ago when Marvin asked for it!!!!! PLEASE

  23. raiderredleg says: Dec 13, 2010 4:41 PM

    AHHH the expert Jason Cole from Yahoo! Sports.

    I would be more apt to believe this latest “off field drama” if Jerry McDonald from insidebayarea.com reported it.

    Bottomline the defense giving 31 point IN THE SECOND HALF plus a special teams miscue cost the Raiders the game yesterday more than the two throws mentioned above.

    Nice try though Mr. Rosenthall…You NEVER disappoint in your negative bias/slant postings against the Raiders.

    Whatever happens the next three games there has been a MARKED inprovement in the Raiders this year. Playoffs are a remote possiblity for sure, but at least some hope for the future…Something that has been SORELY lacking the last seven years!

  24. cappa662 says: Dec 13, 2010 4:43 PM

    That’s a shame because it looks like both can coach very well.

  25. house068 says: Dec 13, 2010 4:45 PM

    Bring him to the Steelers. Can’t be any worse.

  26. Kaz says: Dec 13, 2010 4:46 PM

    Come on home to Cinci Hue.

  27. barneyrumble says: Dec 13, 2010 4:47 PM

    Well I hope they don’t figure anything out for a couple of weeks until after they play The Colts.

  28. kimcon22000 says: Dec 13, 2010 4:47 PM

    What does Hugh Jackman have to do with Cable and the Raiders?

  29. cincyorangenblack says: Dec 13, 2010 4:48 PM

    pooflingingmonkey says:
    Dec 13, 2010 4:16 PM
    Hue Jackson: The 2011 Head Coach for the Cincinnati Bengals.

    ————————————————-
    I’m fine with that, and give him OC responsibilities too!

  30. takemytalentstosoutheuclid says: Dec 13, 2010 4:57 PM

    Isn’t that the dude who played “Wolverine”? Better not punch this guy, Cable.

  31. domeunit says: Dec 13, 2010 5:03 PM

    Jackson is welcome back in Baltimore anytime, Cam Cameron is a ginger

  32. abra1n says: Dec 13, 2010 5:05 PM

    Really atony831? I Like them both. even if the season Is done, we haven’t looked this good in 2long.

    831soledad

  33. raiderdave says: Dec 13, 2010 5:18 PM

    Cable just laughed this report off in the press conference by saying that him and Hue were just laughing about it upstairs. But what else is he going to say?

    Probably a moot issue, but it is the Raiders, so it can’t be totally blown off. Still, the team has shown marked improvement, and both of those men deserve a large portion of the credit.

  34. jameswestphal says: Dec 13, 2010 5:26 PM

    Hey Hue, watch yourself.

    Regards,
    Tom Cables Wive(s)

  35. wetpaperbag2 says: Dec 13, 2010 5:31 PM

    raidersteve413 says: Dec 13, 2010 4:28 PM

    you guys dont know crap about what goes on with the raiders, Just look at the history u guys get some many stories wrong with your “sources”
    Thats why you guys make up these false rumours about the raiders you guys hate it that u no nothing about what goes on with them.
    They run their team like a family not a business
    ———————————————

    Be careful raidersteve413, PFT doesn’t take criticism of their writers very well and will delete/censor your comments like they have mine (hence my name change). I have had more posts deleted these days for pointing out stuff just like you did.

  36. hobartbaker says: Dec 13, 2010 5:32 PM

    Players think it is best for all concerned that the two go their seperate ways.

    “It’s got to the point that Coach’s blood pressure monitor goes off the moment Jackson walks in the room and it won’t stop buzzing. Really distracting.”.

  37. duanethomas says: Dec 13, 2010 5:36 PM

    Randy Hanson says Cable is very understanding and a great communicater.They had a issue and Cable did him a great favor by having him eat out of a straw for 6 weeks.

  38. radrntn says: Dec 13, 2010 5:37 PM

    Jason “award winning” Cole…what a douche bag….like he even has a clue about the raiders…just another raider hating douche bag who has never once has had anything positive to say about the raiders….It would be about the same as BSPN’s Chris Mortensons, or Adam Schfeter saying something or Nancy Gay…all they have is jealousy of the nation, so make up a bunch of crap.

  39. clinttaurus says: Dec 13, 2010 5:38 PM

    takemytalentstosoutheuclid says:
    Dec 13, 2010 4:57 PM
    Isn’t that the dude who played “Wolverine”? Better not punch this guy, Cable.

    very nice, I lol’d…
    extra points for avoiding the predictable ‘punch in the face’ jokes…

  40. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Dec 13, 2010 5:39 PM

    Add Jason Cole to the list of lying rumor mongers according to those in Al Davis world.

  41. ppdoc13 says: Dec 13, 2010 5:40 PM

    Bring him back to Baltimore, Cam is a freaking idiot and Flacco has taken a step back this year.

  42. jgrange says: Dec 13, 2010 5:45 PM

    Erm? Cable and Hue knew each other before Hue came to Oakland and I believe they were even friends. Sure, they probably have had disagreements but, overall, I think they’re fine with each other.

  43. trollaikman8 says: Dec 13, 2010 6:00 PM

    Hugh, protect your face.

    -Josh Koscheck

  44. lanjoith says: Dec 13, 2010 6:02 PM

    I love the Waider fans on here getting all butt hurt because someone said something bad about their train wreck of a franchise. I would have thought turds had thicker skin … Incarnation usually toughens people up.

  45. raiderrob21 says: Dec 13, 2010 6:34 PM

    ALL B.S. Seems like whatever this Cole guy writes TMZ, I mean PFT always takes it as fact. Do some of the legwork yourselves for a change boys. You will see this story is B.S. However PFT is doing exactly what Cole wants….getting his name out there.

  46. goldsteel says: Dec 13, 2010 7:21 PM

    Hugh Jackson? Does he run the defense for the Raiders? Wasn’t the defense supposed keep the opponent’s score down?

  47. radrntn says: Dec 13, 2010 8:20 PM

    you got to love the edited versions of this page…if you say PFT should report that Cable in a public press conference that Jason Cole was making stuff up, you think they would actually report the facts, but no this will post for about 5 minutes then will be deleted…however if I say the raiders suck, it will move to the top of the page.

  48. jackazz1 says: Dec 13, 2010 8:32 PM

    8-8 FOREVER FOR THESE IDIOTS! OH SORRY MAKE THAT 8-10!!!

  49. raidersteve413 says: Dec 13, 2010 10:41 PM

    lanjoith says:
    Dec 13, 2010 6:02 PM
    I love the Waider fans on here getting all butt hurt because someone said something bad about their train wreck of a franchise. I would have thought turds had thicker skin … Incarnation usually toughens people up
    ———————————————-
    wow what a dork this guy is.. WAIDERS?
    Really WAIDERS?
    whats the over under how many times this guys got laid in his life….
    I will take the under
    and I will take the over on his weight

  50. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Dec 13, 2010 10:44 PM

    Flipped out of a chair is a low blow, still funny though.

  51. joetoronto says: Dec 14, 2010 5:38 AM

    goldsteel says: Dec 13, 2010 7:21 PM

    Hugh Jackson? Does he run the defense for the Raiders? Wasn’t the defense supposed keep the opponent’s score down?
    *********************************************************
    Buddy, get ready for school, you’re going to miss the bus.

    My God.

  52. gdonof2 says: Dec 14, 2010 3:11 PM

    Fire/Demote Cable. I like the guy, but he’s not going to get them over the hump. No discipline as demonstrated in leading the league in penalties.

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