Tom Cable Fired Reports: Odds for Who Will Be the Next Oakland Raiders Coach

January 4, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Tom Cable is on the hot seat, and ESPN rumor-hound Adam Schefter is reporting that the Oakland Raiders will not pickup his option on January 18th.  Although Cable finished 8-8 this season, his tenure has been defined by disputes and indecision.
Oakland Raiders coaching hunts are always interesting because, well, Al Davis is crazy.  I'm not suggesting Davis doesn't know how to find coaches, he's just unique in everything he does—including hires.
The Al Davis coaching philosophy is fairly simple; he likes to find coaches without NFL head coaching experience because that means nobody has figured them out yet.  This results in Davis hiring a lot of young coaches.  He gave John Madden, Tom Flores, Mike Shanahan, Art Shell and Jon Gruden their first cracks, to give you an idea of Davis' eye for talent.
Here are the potential replacements for Tom Cable in Oakland:
Hue Jackson, OC, Oakland Raiders
Odds: 11 to 10
Jackson is res...

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