Tom Cable reportedly heading back to Oakland

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Oakland is getting back a pair of its former head coaches this year.

After re-hiring Jon Gruden, who was traded to the Buccaneers in 2002, the Raiders have per multiple reports re-hired Tom Cable, who was fired by the Raiders after the 2010 season.

Cable, fired this week as assistant head coach/offensive line coach in Seattle, apparently will serve as offensive line coach, replacing Mike Tice.

It was a rocky tenure for Cable in Oakland, starting with an alleged assault that left former Raiders employee Randy Hanson with a broken jaw. Cable also was reportedly accused of assaulting a pair of women who claimed that Cable assaulted them during past relationships with him.

Cable has been mentioned from time to time in past hiring cycles for head-coaching jobs, but he has not received serious consideration. Last month, an NFL Media report linked him to the current vacancy in Indianapolis. He was not interviewed for the position.

21 responses to “Tom Cable reportedly heading back to Oakland

  1. Oh man this is hilarious. Gruden tells Raider Nation that he’s going to hire the best staff so what does he do? He hires an OC that the Raiders have previously fired. Then he hires an O Line coach that the Raiders have preciously fired. An organization can not hire the same coaches and expect a different result.

    Derek Carr I have a bit of advice for you playing behind a Cable O Line…..Call Roger Craig or Jerry Rice. Go run some of their Hills to get your leg strength and cardio up, and on gameday put on your best running shoes…..thank me later.

  2. rams645 says:
    January 13, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Seattle had a great line this year , what a fantastic hire, roll eyes
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    True, Seattle was dismal for 3 straight years on the OL. But then again, LA couldn’t win a home playoff game with the best offense in the NFL, so everything equals out?

  3. Last month, an NFL Media report linked him to the current vacancy in Indianapolis. He was not interviewed for the position.
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    Reporters in general lack the skill and/or ethics they once had. Too many make their own guess, cite an unknown source with knowledge of the situation and hope their BS fantasy piece somehow comes true. It can’t be fixed because yet more journalists piggyback on the bogus story thus filling their own story requirements.

  4. Last year Petey loved the job Cable was doing, turning ex-basketball players into O linemen, congratulating him on a job well done. This year he blames Cable for the anemic rushing attack. It is a case of what have you done for Petey lately.

  5. Sorry but Cable is a downgrade from Tice for the o-line. Just like I think that the Raiders would’ve been better off keeping Del Rio over bringing back Gruden. For the sake of the Raiders, I hope that I’m wrong.

  6. this is dejavu all over again….sign a bunch of maulers up front, and now bring in a guy who will want to turn the maulers into a zbs guys….Been there and done that before, and it did not go well.

  7. omeimontis says:
    January 14, 2018 at 5:00 am
    Last year Petey loved the job Cable was doing, turning ex-basketball players into O linemen, congratulating him on a job well done. This year he blames Cable for the anemic rushing attack. It is a case of what have you done for Petey lately.
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    Cable isn’t the first coach to be praised one year, then fired the next.

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