Tom Cable floated as a candidate for next Colts head coach

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Just about everyone is expecting the Colts to fire head coach Chuck Pagano after Sunday’s season finale, so it’s time to start the speculation about who will succeed Pagano.

One name on the list is Tom Cable, according to Mike Silver of NFL Media.

Cable was head coach of the Raiders from 2008 to 2010 and compiled a record of 17-27 before getting fired. His tenure may be best remembered for an allegation that he punched assistant coach Randy Hanson, breaking his jaw.

Since the Raiders fired him, Cable has been assistant head coach and offensive line coach of the Seahawks.

The Colts job could be viewed as one of the more attractive potential openings, if prospective coaches believe Andrew Luck will get healthy, stay healthy, and return to his previous form.

64 responses to “Tom Cable floated as a candidate for next Colts head coach

  1. bwahahaha…this would be a typical good ol boy hire. Tom Cable blows as a HC. Just look for fresh new talent. If the Colts do this they deserve everything they are in for.

  2. Yep Cable & Ryan & Irsay – I am sure Luck will be happy with that crew. Pagano should run from this mess.

  3. I’m shocked that we didn’t get the name of the person who claimed he’s a candidate. Shocked, I tell you. If you guys don’t like being called fake news then don’t report unsubstantiated silliness like this.

  4. If irsay were picking the coach it’s somewhat believable, but Chris Ballard is the man calling the shots and he’s not dumb enough to do something like this. It’s gonna be toub from kansas City.
    And for the patriot trolls spewing their usual nonsense, you aware the colts hold a top 3 pick, 80 million plus in cap space, and a healthy Andrew Luck? Please tell me a more attractive vacancy.

  5. sewalters79 says:
    December 30, 2017 at 5:27 pm
    Umm, what about the Rooney rule
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    Dude. You’ve been in a hole too long.
    Whatever rules the NFL has on its books are meaningless.
    The league office never enforces them.
    From IR, Rooney, etc………

  6. hasanwill says:
    December 30, 2017 at 5:17 pm
    bwahahaha…this would be a typical good ol boy hire. Tom Cable blows as a HC. Just look for fresh new talent. If the Colts do this they deserve everything they are in for.

    Truth be known, he sucks as an OL coach as well, Seahawks run game s pitiful

  7. Cable may lose his job as O line coach because the Seattle O line continues to be awful after signing free agent first rounder Luke Joekel and after trading for pro Bowler Duane Brown. The other starters, C Justin Britt and RT Germain Ifedi are also first round picks.

  8. gweetarman says:
    December 30, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Andrew luck is on his way to Denver anyway.
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    They’ll never trade him in the conference. The Colts don’t have the guts.

  9. Actually, Cable would be a great choice. I remember things that were being said about Mike Zimmer when the Vikings were about to hire him. Bill Belichick, Pete Carroll, and others have done better their second time around. I like Cable, but I don’t believe this rumor.

  10. To the guy that seams to know everything… Justin Britt was a third round pick. But yes, our o-line sucks. They’ve been better since Duane Brown got there but they need a lot of help this offseason. Britt and Brown are the only starting caliber lineman they have.

  11. Exinsidetrader, armpit of America? Is that why Fishers , a suburb of Indianapolis, was rated the top city to live in in the country. Is that why Hamilton county , right next to Indianapolis, is the 3rd richest county in the country? Small time clueless havks like you obviously are oblivious to anything outside of hayseed new england, who need 6 states to support a team LOL

  12. you aware the colts hold a top 3 pick, 80 million plus in cap space

    Were I a Colts fan, I’d be pretty pissed off about the latter.

  13. If a two year record of 17-27 gets you hired as a head coach…well the Colts might as well keep Pagano. Cable is a terrible candidate,if I’m remembering his stint with the Raiders correctly.

  14. Besides breaking a subordinate’s jaw during his previous disastrous tenure as HC in Oakland, both his ex-wife and ex-girlfriend have accused him of domestic violence.

    I know Indy is a few decades behind the rest of the western world’s progression, but c’mon.

  15. He’s had a horrible history as a HC and the domestic abuse and other violent incidents should work to disqualify him. He’s best off not even applying for the job because his ugly history will rear its ugly head and Seattle might even decide to can him.

  16. This guy makes jim tomsula look like Vince Lombardi. So yea, typical Colts move. I feel bad for Luck at this point. Always wondered what he could do with a real head coach….I’ll keep wondering

  17. Nobody blames Pagano for deflategate. in fact, Pagano thought that what Grigson did distracted the Colts. The Colts are a mess. Pagano gets some blame, but that horrible roster is still on Grigson.

  18. thermanmerman99 says:
    December 30, 2017 at 7:57 pm
    Exinsidetrader, armpit of America? Is that why Fishers , a suburb of Indianapolis, was rated the top city to live in in the country. Is that why Hamilton county , right next to Indianapolis, is the 3rd richest county in the country? Small time clueless havks like you obviously are oblivious to anything outside of hayseed new england, who need 6 states to support a team LOL

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    Dude. Get a grip. Indianapolis is far from God’s Country.

  19. Greg Schiano, maybe? (Or maybe he goes to Cleveland)

    Mike Tice anyone?

    How abour Rex or Rob Ryan paired with Kevin Gilbride?

    Jim Schwartz, fir all the tal about him, wasnt exactky successful in Detroit. He slapped Harbaugh on the back…

    And where is Jerry Glanville? Lol

  20. These owners never learn. Someone gets fired from a HC job, these guys recycle them all over again. It’s alright if that person fired actually showed some aptitude (like Andy Reid or Belichick, for instance) but Tom Cable? Some people show a complete ineptitude for managing other people that you think ownership would learn its lesson.

    That’s not to say that Cable is not a great O-line coach. Seattle’s O-line has been bad for years, but that’s more due to the lack of money spent at that position. The fact that Cable has them with a line at all is kind of impressive. Still, would not not not hire him as a head coach.

  21. Please, somebody take him so Seattle doesn’t draft DT’s they think they can turn into OT’s…then, maybe then they can have a true offensive line…no offense

  22. For people who wonder why there is even a Rooney rule just has to look at this story. White men who have proven they can’t do the job keep getting opportunities thrown at their feet while black men can’t even get an interview unless a rule is put in place in a workplace where 60 to 70 percent of the worker bees are minorities.

  23. I don’t entirely blame Cable for the O-Line issues. It is the spot that the Seahawks have chosen to try and build without investing huge percentage of the Cap/Payroll. I think that actually demonstrates how much confidence John Schneider/Pete Carroll have in Cable, as a coach. So much so that even though only the line coach, he is the assistant head coach, over both the defensive and offensive coordinator.

    Now, after saying all that, If Pete retires at the end of this season, would anyone expect Tom Cable to become the next Seahawk’s Head coach? I doubt it. In fact, I believe he likely wouldn’t be considered a strong candidate for the job. So why would anyone believe that Indy is considering it?

    This kind of Speculation on the final week is always fun.

  24. @john baxter- Currently, a higher percentage of NFL head coaches are black than the general population of the U.S.
    If Cable were to get hired there would be plenty of coaches, both white and black, that didn’t get the job.
    So why is the default ‘racism’ when black coaches don’t get the job but the white coaches… what?? They’re all simply less qualified than Cable?!
    Nope.
    You see, white people also have the pleasure of witnessing inept white people get hired, promoted, etc.
    We just have to eat the unfairness of it all with no ketchup.

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