49ers expected to interview Tom Cable, Seahawks execs next week

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Shortly after the 49ers fired head coach Chip Kelly and General Manager Trent Baalke, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reported that the team put together a list of candidates for their replacements that included Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable and a pair of Seahawks personnel executives.

Cable couldn’t interview with the team this week because the Seahawks are hosting the Lions on Saturday night, but he’ll be allowed to interview next week regardless of the result of that game. Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that he is expected to do just that.

Cable has head coaching experience in both college and the NFL. He went 11-35 over four seasons at Idaho and 17-27 over parts of three seasons with the Raiders. He’s been in his current role with the Seahawks since the Raiders chose not to renew his contract after the 2010 season.

Pelissero reports that Seahawks co-directors of player personnel Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer are also expected to interview with the Niners next week.

15 responses to “49ers expected to interview Tom Cable, Seahawks execs next week

  1. One of only 2 HCs to get the Raiders to 8-8 during their crap years. The other was Hue Jackson.

  2. How does a guy like Cable with a losing record everywhere he has HC’ed and the fact that he like to sucker punch his own position coaches during meetings….keep getting re-hired? #NFLRetreadcoaches

  3. I wonder whether Yorkie is just trying to get intel on a division opponent. He can’t possibly think hiring Cable would be a good idea.

    Probably would get more out of the player personnel pair, but if he hires Cable, it will be another 4-5 years before the Niners are competitive again.

  4. How is this guy even allowed on an NFL coaching staff, Goodell? Will the 49’ers even think of consulting with Sandy Cable, Glenda Canle, Marie Lutz, or Randy Hanson? And that’s within the first few results of a google search.

  5. As a Hawk fan , the Niners are more than welcome to steal Dr. Frankenstein and his “I’ll make an O-line out of college basketball players & Div. II backup tight ends” approach . Somehow the guy keeps getting the benefit of the doubt despite years of porous play from his position group . The Seahawks have won in recent years DESPITE Cable’s approach rather than because of it , yet he’s a “great offensive line coach” . When he has been given collateral in draft stock , we get 1st round draft picks like James Carpenter ( if you just asked yourself “who ?” , that’s exactly my point ) . Germain Ifedi may well prove to be a bona-fide 1st round pick at right tackle – unfortunately we have him playing right guard this year , not his natural position . Meanwhile Odhiambo , a third round pick last draft , rarely even sees the field despite the struggles on the line .

    I’d be far more upset to lose either Kirchner or Fitterer ; two behind-the-scene guys no one knows about but who have done a fantastic job .

    Go Hawks !!

    P.S. – Notice how no one is interviewing Darrell Bevel for the multitude of coaching vacancies . Head scratcher , eh ?

  6. 49ers are the softest team in the league. They need SOMEBODY to break up that country club locker room. Besides, Cable looks a lot like Mike from Breaking Bad, and we know what a serious dude Mike was.

  7. Cable and Kirchner or Fitterer would be the perfect GM/Head Coach package. Both Kirchner and Fitterer are lights out talent evaluators. Cable is second to none developing players and with his previous experience as a head coach those guys hit the ground running. Get it done Jed..

  8. Regardless of the merits of Cable as an HC, why would any coach from Seattle—a great team with a great owner, great GM and great coach—want to jump into the dumpster fire that is SF?

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