Oakland Raiders: When The Chips Are Down, What Next, Tom Cable?

April 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Tom Cable seems confident during his April 15 interview with the press. He is preparing for the 75th NFL Draft and he knows what he wants for the team.
Cable says that power, athleticism, and a good fit with the Oakland Raiders is what he is looking for in any new players.
He emphasizes the need for a productive player, perhaps favoring those who have played in, for example, championship games in college.
"It's a good thing," he says, "that there is more time for evaluation." He believes the new schedule will allow for more interaction between teams and players.
The Oakland Raiders will have eight picks. He will be looking at players who have not topped out, and who have room for growth with the Raiders.
Somewhat concerned about the number of tackles that are available, he indicated that there are just not enough good tackles to go around. Only about 12 or 13 tackles seem to meet Cable's approval overall, while he also indicated that there is really a need...

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