On Tuesday, there were reports that the Lions had interest in Seahawks assistant head coach/offensive line coach Tom Cable for their head coaching vacancy.
It’s a new year and it’s time for a new report contradicting that one. Tim Twentyman of the Lions website reports that the Lions do not have interest in Cable replacing Jim Schwartz. That doesn’t mean they don’t have interest in him for another position or that they didn’t do some background work on Cable, but Twentyman’s employer makes it seem likely that we won’t be hearing about an interview for the top job being scheduled.
Cable shares previous head coaching experience with Lovie Smith and Jim Caldwell, both of whom have reportedly drawn interest from the Lions for their opening. Cable went 17-27 in two-plus seasons as the Raiders head coach.
Former Cardinals coach and current Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt also fits the previous head coaching experience bill and his name has been bandied about in relation to the jobs that came open this week as well.