Oakland Raiders: Is This Tom Cable’s Team?

July 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Tom Cable knew that as the Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders, he would have to change the overall attitude of a under achieving football team. Cable did wonders in his first two years as an offensive line coach, but now it was time to make that motivating, infectious attitude spread out to the overall football team.
This would not be an easy task.
Luckily, Cable has gotten the teams veterans to rally behind him. For a coach to fully grab hold of his football team, he must also make his mark through the NFL Draft.
When Cable took over in the middle of 2008, none of those players were his own picked players. He still found away to get that team to rally behind him.
In 2009, Cable was a significant part of the NFL Draft process. With the surprising pick of Darrius Heyward-Bey and the questionable pick of safety Mike Mitchell, it was clear that owner Al Davis took control of the drafting process.
However, the difference was the type of character these players had. ...

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