Four years ago, Adam Schefter reported that the Raiders would fire coach Art Shell. The Raiders loudly denied the report, calling Schefter a “false rumor monger.”
And then they fired Art Shell.
This time around, Schefter reported that the Raiders would not be keeping coach Tom Cable, despite the team’s first non-losing record since 2002. The Raiders said nothing in response.
Now, Schefter reports that the Raiders have informed Cable that the option on his contract will not be exercised.
As a result, Cable is no longer the coach of the Raiders.
Speculation has centered on offensive coordinator Hue Jackson being promoted into the job.
The Raiders’ 8-8 finish in 2010 arose in large part from a 6-0 record against AFC West teams. But as NBC’s Rodney Harrison explained it during our weekly video segment, there was a sense that Cable didn’t exert enough discipline over the younger players on the team.
UPDATE: The Raiders have announced the move, explaining that Cable was informed of the decision not to pick up his option on Tuesday.