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Marshawn Lynch loves Tom Cable, for one specific reason


The best thing about people who don’t say much is that, when they finally do, it’s usually pretty entertaining.

That’s what happened on Thursday, when Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch came out of his shell regarding a man who was once accused of cracking a skull. Or, more accurately, a jaw.

Former Raiders coach Tom Cable now serves as the offensive line coach in Seattle. During his time in Oakland, Cable was accused of breaking the jaw of former Raiders assistant Randy Hanson.

That connection was good enough for Lynch.

“Being from Oakland, all I knew about him was he punched people,” Lynch told reporters regarding Cable. “That’s my type of person.”

While humorous (even though Lynch wasn’t laughing), it maybe tells us a little more about Lynch that maybe we should want to know. Which perhaps explains why he tries to avoid saying much of anything.

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24 Responses to “Marshawn Lynch loves Tom Cable, for one specific reason”
  1. bears0492 says: Jan 30, 2014 11:28 AM

    Hey, the man did say he was ‘all bout that action’. Can’t say he’s dishonest.

  2. dbones750 says: Jan 30, 2014 11:32 AM


  3. stampede101 says: Jan 30, 2014 11:39 AM

    He bout that action, boss.

  4. seatownballers says: Jan 30, 2014 11:39 AM

    Breaking Broncos jaws come Sunday

  5. fishfiletkray says: Jan 30, 2014 11:40 AM

    I’m really starting to like this guy.

  6. trollhammer20 says: Jan 30, 2014 11:42 AM

    Not only were no charges filed against Cable, the assistant in question, Hanson, later found a job at Cal Poly SLO. While on the staff there, Hanson was arrested for assault over an incident that took place in a bar.

    As a Poly grad, I can state unequivocally that it takes a special brand of (insert socially inappropriate name here) to get arrested for a bar fight in SLO.

  7. braceyourselffor12 says: Jan 30, 2014 11:45 AM

    This is what’s wrong with Oakland.

  8. mikearch11 says: Jan 30, 2014 11:49 AM

    “While humorous (even though Lynch wasn’t laughing), it maybe tells us a little more about Lynch that maybe we should want to know. Which perhaps explains why he tries to avoid saying much of anything.”

    Please leave the man alone!

  9. russellwilsonismymvp says: Jan 30, 2014 11:53 AM

    Cable should be coaching his own team. Seahawks are going to run the ball on Denver. It’s just going to happen. And don’t give me broncos postseason defensive stats…Ryan Matthews was a game time decision and couldn’t finish the game, big whoop there…and the pats offense is decimated by injuries and frankly not what it used to be…all to easy to load up on the run when Brady has no tight ends or receivers to throw to. Lynch will cause beastquakes in Superbowl XVIII!

  10. shuttaman1990 says: Jan 30, 2014 11:54 AM

    Tom Cable was a way better coach than Denis Allen.
    Yes he had Hue, but I believe he picked Hue.

    Denis Allen couldn’t pick a good OC, even if someone like John Madden back in his prime walked in front of him looking for a job.

  11. russellwilsonismymvp says: Jan 30, 2014 11:56 AM


  12. dodohead418 says: Jan 30, 2014 11:56 AM

    Once he said action speaks louder than words, I respected him!

  13. dan1961 says: Jan 30, 2014 12:01 PM

    Get ready for Beast mode!

  14. open1337 says: Jan 30, 2014 12:41 PM

    Cables a good coach. He spoke the truth about what it took to be 8 and 8 back in
    2010. Moving on.

  15. JSpicoli says: Jan 30, 2014 12:46 PM

    I always liked Cable and thought he should have been retained in OAK.

  16. El Pollo Loco says: Jan 30, 2014 1:11 PM

    the Raiders once again blew it by letting a good coach get away and
    law another team better.Remember John Fox Raider fans????

  17. nflgiant says: Jan 30, 2014 1:13 PM

    This guy is like a young Joe Frazier.Lynch would be a great boxer.

  18. hanspard says: Jan 30, 2014 1:24 PM

    Al Davis picked Hue. Cable was over his head coaching a whole team. I think it was against KC he tried to run this fake kick end around play. Yeah, Seabass was gonna get to the edge? Cable is a good O-line coach and needs to stay there.

  19. greg2geez says: Jan 30, 2014 1:52 PM

    Braceyourself this is what’s so right about Town.

  20. r8rsfan says: Jan 30, 2014 1:58 PM

    Cable used to coach the Idaho Vandals. Jaws been gettin busted since.

  21. vegaskid21 says: Jan 30, 2014 2:04 PM

    Cause he throws a good punch?

  22. bookofelisha92 says: Jan 30, 2014 5:43 PM

    I was one that always though cable got a raw deal in oak.. he took that team I think got them to 500 and got dumped..same with a few other coaches in Oakland..

    Oakland and browns coaching jobs are set for failure..and id say cowboys too but atealst they got talent but With JJ they will never win.

  23. war27 says: Jan 31, 2014 11:31 AM

    Hows he feel about Cable’s undefeated record against women?

  24. nuclearwarfare says: Jan 31, 2014 11:27 PM

    A lot of people here are posting about Cable’s stint with the Raiders, saying that he was fired for getting the Raiders to only 8-8.

    That’s not true. Cable was fired because he went on camera after the season ended and said, “The Raiders aren’t losers anymore” after they crushed Kansas City 31-10.

    Al Davis fired him, I kid you not, for saying that the Raiders had been losers, but that they weren’t anymore.

    I am a card carrying Raiders fan and even I have to admit that the Raiders screwed up when they let him go. He would have taken the Raiders to the playoffs in 2011 had he stayed.

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