Just one hour after Raiders owner Al Davis did his best to make sure no one would ever hire Tom Cable again, the Seahawks announced they’ve hired Cable as assistant head coach/offensive line coach.
Down the coast in Oakland, Cable’s old co-worker Hue Jackson was simultaneously slamming Cable and giving him a reference.
“What Tom [Cable] is, he’s an exceptional line coach,” Jackson said. (Ouch.)
It is a nice move for Seattle and ensures the team will get the zone blocking scheme Pete Carroll envisioned a year ago. Cable’s mentor Alex Gibbs initially installed his system in Seattle, then left before the regular season started.
Todd Wash was also announced as Seattle’s new defensive line coach.