Oakland Raiders: Why Al Davis Firing Tom Cable Keeps the Raiders Down and Out

January 6, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Tom Cable was let go as head coach of the Oakland Raiders this week after leading the franchise to one of its best seasons in quite some time.
The Raiders went 8-8 in 2010, including a perfect 6-0 mark against the AFC West.
For the first time since the franchise spiraled into an abyss following its loss to Tampa Bay in Super Bowl XXXVII, it seemed like the Raiders were for real.
Players were responding to Cable, and the team came just two wins shy of winning the division and hosting a playoff game.
Cable's three seasons in Oakland were all for nothing it seems, though the franchise will now look to hire its sixth head coach since 2003.
That type of dysfunction can only be linked to one person: the Silver and Black owner, Al Davis.
Not much of a surprise. Davis has been doing it for a long time. Hiring and firing like it's nobody's business.
But why, after the most successful season in nearly a decade, would you fire the man respons...

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