Tom Cable’s Faces Hard Acts To Follow as Oakland Raiders Head Coach

February 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It just makes sense to get a selective view of the history of the coaching careers of those men who coached the Oakland Raiders over the history of the franchise. This is a limited view, but still much can be learned from the study of the data for each coach.
Clearly, John Madden coached more games than any other Raider coach. A few good men are listed near him in rank, if we look at the number of games coached.
142 Madden 92 Shell 92 Gruden 88 Flores 88 White
Where does Cable rank in having the opportunity to coach the Raiders? His rank, 11th, is not at the bottom, and it accounts for the 28 games he has been able to coach.
Now, let's look at the win percentages of all of the sixteen coaches during the 50 year history of the Raiders. Art Shell is listed two times and so is Tom Flores. This is why the table has 18 entries rather than 16 which represents the number of distinct men who have had opportunity to coach the Raiders.
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