Reports: Raiders to hire Tom Cable as O-line coach

ALAMEDA — Tom Cable, the former Raiders head coach who left in controversy, will reportedly return to the organization as offensive line coach on Jon Gruden’s staff

Cable was recently let go as offensive line coach of the Seattle Seahawks, where he has coached since 2011.

The hire was reported by NFL Media and former Raiders exec Mike Lombardi Saturday morning.

The #Raiders have agreed to hire former #Seahawks OL coach Tom Cable, source said. Big hire.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 13, 2018

Hearing Raiders are going to hire Tom Canle

— Michael Lombardi (@mlombardiNFL) January 13, 2018

Cable was brought to the Raiders by Lane Kiffin in 2007 and eventually took over as interim head coach four games into the 2008 season. He retained the job the following year, in part because of a 31-24 win over Gruden’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the regular-season finale.

The Raiders finished 8-8 and were 6-0 against the AFC West, a season which prompted Cable to say “We’re not losers any more.”

The Bucs were bounced from the playoffs, and Gruden was fired by Tampa Bay. He was out of coaching until being hired by the Raiders Tuesday.

Cable, 53, had 17-27 record for the Raiders as head coach. He was replaced by Hue Jackson, who was hired to be Cable’s offensive coordinator by Davis in the 2010 season.

At Cable’s firing, Davis produced a file of grievances from his stint at head coach and said he had fined him $20,000 per week for six weeks. Cable later sued to recover that money.

In training camp in 2009, Randy Hanson, a Raiders assistant, was the alleged victim of a punch by Cable which left him a broken jaw. No criminal charges were filed.

Cable was also the subject of an ESPN “Outside the Lines” …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Sports

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