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Fri, 28 Oct 2011 07:40:54 -0700
Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson acknowledged some of the issues raised by former QB JaMarcus Russell during his three-year stay in Oakland, while at the same time saying they weren't the reason he was waived. Russell said in an interview he didn't get support from his teammates or former head coach Tom Cable. Jackson said he was told by Russell of the sleep apnea and "some of the things he'd gone through, but that's not the reason he's not here. I think there were several other factors, things that we don't need to get into."
Wed, 26 Oct 2011 06:24:32 -0700
Former Oakland Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell said during an interview that he felt betrayed by his former head coach, Tom Cable. Russell said he felt as if he was the scapegoat for everything that went wrong during his tenure with the team. "I stuck my neck out for him," Russell said. "Didn't complain when he benched me as the starter. Didn't complain when he called the same plays five damn times. Didn't (badmouth) him to other coaches. When the (media) asks me, I say, 'He's a good coach, a good guy.' Then I hear he says I was the worst thing ever that happened to the Raiders, if it weren't for him we'd be in the playoffs? ... It just got to where the game wasn't fun for me."
Sat, 01 Oct 2011 08:14:19 -0700
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said offensive line coach Tom Cable expected to be at the game Week 4 despite recently having back surgery. Cable is expected to sit in the coaching box during the game.
Thu, 20 Jan 2011 07:36:09 -0800
Former Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable, currently an assistant head coach with the Seattle Seahawks, said during a radio interview that he was honored to coach the Raiders and believes the team has a bright future, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. "As I mentioned, you can't laugh at 'em any more. You can't do those kind of things. It had been through a lot of hard times because of some decisions and things that were made," Cable said. "Now, I think that group of players, moving forward, they can do something really cool, and I hope they do. I'm proud of 'em. I was very honored to coach 'em, and work with those assistant coaches, and that's how I feel about it ... For them moving forward, I wish Hue the best, and for him and those players to do something with it now because it's in place and it's set up to do that."
Tue, 18 Jan 2011 21:22:20 -0800
Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis addressed the media Tuesday, Jan. 18, and explained why he fired head coach Tom Cable, reports The Associated Press. Davis said that he withheld $120,000 from Cable's last six checks because of the strain placed on the organization from lawsuits involving the coach allegedly assaulting a former assistant coach and a former girlfriend.
Mon, 17 Jan 2011 17:03:44 -0800
The Seattle Seahawks have hired former Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable as an assistant head coach and offensive line coach, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Sun, 16 Jan 2011 11:22:20 -0800
Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis fined former head coach Tom Cable a total of $120,000 during the season, sources told Adam Schefter, of ESPN. Davis was said to be upset with Cable over the fact the Raiders lost two days of offseason workouts. Cable has filed a grievance with the NFL over the fines.
Thu, 06 Jan 2011 07:19:35 -0800
Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell said in a radio interview the reason former head coach Tom Cable likely was not retained was due to his relationship with managing general partner Al Davis, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. "I think it probably came down to the relationship between Mr. Davis and coach Cable, and their view on things and how they saw things," Campbell said. "The decision was made and I'm pretty sure it just came down to Mr. Davis and coach Cable and they probably sat down and talked about it, and that's where they went."
Wed, 05 Jan 2011 06:07:55 -0800
The Oakland Raiders have informed head coach Tom Cable that they will not pick up his two-year, $5 million option in his contract, which means he will not return next season, reports The Associated Press.
Tue, 04 Jan 2011 07:47:23 -0800
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said Monday, Jan. 3, he and managing general partner Al Davis had not scheduled a time to talk about the season or his own status as head coach, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. "I'm going to rest for a few days," Cable said. "We'll have a chance to meet some time in the next two weeks, but nothing has been set up ... Right now is a time to reflect, evaluate the team, evaluate the staff. We'll sit down when it's right and necessary and make those decisions."
Mon, 03 Jan 2011 08:25:50 -0800
The Oakland Raiders are intrigued with offensive coordinator Hue Jackson as a replacement for head coach Tom Cable, according to Nancy Gay, of FOXSports.com.
Mon, 03 Jan 2011 08:19:55 -0800
The Oakland Raiders are intrigued with former Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels as a replacement for head coach Tom Cable, according to Nancy Gay, of FOXSports.com.
Sun, 02 Jan 2011 15:40:53 -0800
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable is not expected to return to the team next season, a source told Michael Lombardi, of NFL Network. Owner Al Davis is expected to survey the coaching landscape and would make a decision on Cable's future around the middle of the month.
Tue, 28 Dec 2010 07:46:38 -0800
Oakland Raiders players are unanimous in their support for head coach Tom Cable returning in 2011, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. Players feel managing general partner Al Davis needs to exercise the option he holds on Cable's contract. "It would be a huge setback," P Shane Lechler said. "We've invested so much of our time and there's been so much commitment starting from the day he took over. Not only this year. He had a plan. The plan is working. It would be a terrible disappointment if there was a change because he's the guy for this job. This job is for a blue-collar, hard-nosed coach. That's what we need."
Mon, 27 Dec 2010 19:53:01 -0800
Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens had two receptions for 17 yards in Week 16, his first catches of the season, reports Steve Corkran, of ANG Newspapers. "The thing I'm really encouraged for Chaz is, hopefully, we get through the last week with him again improving and getting more involved and him being able to walk away from the season injury free or healthy, if you will," head coach Tom Cable said Monday, Dec. 27.
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 07:45:48 -0800
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said he has a great relationship with offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, contrary to an earlier report suggesting the two coaches do not get along, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. "The only truth is that we were just laughing about it upstairs," Cable said. "There's absolutely no issue between Hue and I. We have a prior relationship. He's doing a marvelous job. That's stupidity on (the part of) whoever wrote it. We had a lot of fun with it upstairs."
Mon, 13 Dec 2010 06:48:04 -0800
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable and offensive coordinator Hue Jackson do not have a good working relationship, according to Jason Cole, of Yahoo! Sports. Cable was angered when managing general partner Al Davis brought in Jackson to be the offensive coordinator in January, according to a team source. Since then, people close to Jackson have privately accused Cable of trying to undercut the coordinator. Jackson has been so unhappy with the situation that associates have been pushing him for a number of openings in the pro and college ranks, including for the University of Miami job.
Tue, 07 Dec 2010 07:32:27 -0800
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said the offense must remain committed to the run if they have any chance of winning the AFC West division, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. "We can't now. If we do, shame on us. If we do, we have no chance to win the division," Cable said. "So we can't. We don't have a choice now. That's what it is."
Mon, 29 Nov 2010 18:13:59 -0800
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said Monday, Nov. 29, that WR Chaz Schilens (foot, knee) would return to practice this week on a limited basis, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.
Thu, 25 Nov 2010 08:12:33 -0800
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said DL Richard Seymour will not see time at defensive end despite the injury to DL Trevor Scott (knee), according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.
Tue, 23 Nov 2010 07:27:33 -0800
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said LB Quentin Groves could move to defensive end with the injury to DL Trevor Scott (knee), according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.
Thu, 04 Nov 2010 17:44:25 -0700
Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell will start in Week 9, reports ANG Newspapers' Jerry McDonald. Head coach Tom Cable said QB Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder) had improved but not to the point where he can "do everything he needs to do." It has yet to be determined if Gradkowski will be the backup or No. 3 quarterback.
Wed, 03 Nov 2010 20:56:14 -0700
Oakland Raiders QB Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder) split repetitions with QB Jason Campbell Wednesday, Nov. 3, according to The Associated Press. "He did good and he's moving forward rapidly now," head coach Tom Cable said. "The question will be kind of what we talked about a few weeks ago, if he can do everything that's necessary to go out and play." Cable will make a decision later in the week on the two quarterbacks.
Wed, 03 Nov 2010 19:00:03 -0700
Oakland Raiders TE Zach Miller (foot) missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 3, reports ANG Newspapers' Jerry McDonald. "It looks very good so we'll just see," said head coach Tom Cable said. "It's questionable at this point, but at this point he's improving rapidly."
Sat, 02 Oct 2010 08:20:18 -0700
Oakland Raiders head coach head coach Tom Cable said he is optimistic that WR Louis Murphy (clavicle) will be able to play in Week 4, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.
Mon, 27 Sep 2010 07:08:06 -0700
With their loss in Week 3, the Oakland Raiders have won consecutive games only once under head coach Tom Cable, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.
Thu, 02 Sep 2010 03:37:22 -0700
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable is so encouraged about the team's upgrades heading into the upcoming season that he believes the team will make the playoffs, according to Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. "I actually believe that's where we are headed, there's no doubt," Cable said. "When I look at us as a football team, our biggest opponent is us. That's our goal right now, that's our purpose, to take care of us. How we handle things, from penalties to discipline to tackling to finishing to being on times, will write the script for what we are this year. Thirty-two of us are similar right now. We feel good about ourselves right now."
Mon, 16 Aug 2010 05:17:00 -0700
The Oakland Raiders' passing game appears to have taken a step back during the latter stages of training camp, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. When asked if the pass offense is where he thought it would be at this point or if there are too many balls hitting the ground, head coach Tom Cable said, "I still feel that there are too many on the ground. We fight that constantly. We're certainly improved in that area, but we've got to keep cleaning it up and cleaning it up, there's days where you feel you're making improvement on that and there's days you feel like, OK, we still have a lot of work to do."
Wed, 04 Aug 2010 05:29:28 -0700
The Oakland Raiders offense has spent significant time working on the two-minute drill thus far in training camp, according to Steve Corkran, of the Bay Area News Group. Time and again last season, the Raiders found themselves in games that could have gone either way in the final two minutes. "We talked a lot about, when we first put in the two-minute system, it's going to be the difference in the game," head coach Tom Cable said.
Mon, 03 May 2010 04:36:12 -0700
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said there is a more positive attitude surrounding the team this offseason compared to a season ago, according to CBSSports.com. "It should be. We have a chance to be a better football team and take the next step. It will be a difficult step, but we're all on the same page. We should be excited. We have a chance," Cable said.
Thu, 15 Apr 2010 15:00:40 -0700
The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable asked a court Thursday, April 15, to throw out a civil suit filed by former assistant coach Randy Hanson. Cable allegedly attacked Hanson at a training camp meeting in August, leaving him with a fractured haw and broken teeth. In a motion filed in Alameda County (Calif.) Superior Court, Cable argued that Hanson's case against Cable and the team should be decided in arbitration under NFL rules. A hearing is scheduled for May 13.
Mon, 01 Mar 2010 07:10:52 -0800
Justin Hathaway, of NFL.com, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said the franchise's draft philosophy is not to select the fastest, strongest and biggest players available, regardless of their college production, which has been their reputation. "How about the best player? Let's talk that way," Cable said. "We need to get better in some areas, and so at this thing (NFL Scouting Combine), find who you think the best players are, whether they jump the highest or run the fastest. That shouldn't make a damn difference. He has to be able to play football good enough for us to become a championship team."
Wed, 24 Feb 2010 15:16:45 -0800
NFL.com reports the NFL has announced their investigation into allegations of domestic abuse by Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable on a former spouse and girlfriend warranted no further punishment.
Tue, 23 Feb 2010 20:01:30 -0800
The Associated Press reports former Oakland Raiders assistant Randy Hanson sued head coach Tom Cable and the team Tuesday, Feb. 23, for damages suffered during a training camp scuffle that resulted in Hanson being treated for a fractured jaw and broken teeth. The suit alleged that Cable "without warning or provocation" grabbed Hanson during an Aug. 5 coaches meeting. Cable then threw Hanson against the wall, causing the left side of Hanson's face to strike a table, then hit Hanson while he was on the floor, according to the lawsuit. The suit alleged that after other coaches restrained Cable, he threatened to kill Hanson. The lawsuit accuses Cable of assault, battery and intention infliction of emotional distress. It claims the team made only a cursory investigation of the attack and ratified Cable's conduct by failing to discipline him and by not allowing Hanson to remain as an assistant coach.
Fri, 05 Feb 2010 08:33:08 -0800
Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports Oakland Raiders senior executive John Herrera said the team is still evaluating head coach Tom Cable and have not made a decision on their head coaching position.
Fri, 29 Jan 2010 09:10:57 -0800
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said he fully expects to be the head coach next season. He said there was never any doubt in his mind he would be back even though there has been speculation that he would be fired.
Sun, 24 Jan 2010 14:34:27 -0800
Updating a previous report, Paul Gutierrez, of the Sacramento Bee, reports the Oakland Raiders have denied a report that head coach Tom Cable will definitely return next season. Senior executive John Herrera said the team is still evaluating the situation and have not made a final decision.
Sat, 23 Jan 2010 18:11:18 -0800
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Oakland Raiders will bring back head coach Tom Cable for next season, according to a source.
Fri, 22 Jan 2010 08:03:40 -0800
Steve Corkran, of the Oakland Tribune, reports Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis will continue to meet with head coach Tom Cable to discuss how Cable fits into the team's plans for next season.
Wed, 20 Jan 2010 09:17:55 -0800
Former NFL head coach Jim Fassel said during an interview with Sirius Satellite Radio Wednesday, Jan. 20, that he is not lobbying for the Oakland Raiders head coaching position. "No. Because, I mean, Tom Cable's the coach. He is the coach there and I think if a coach is in place you don't start calling somebody and seeing if the job is open or not," Fassel said. "I'm not lobbying for any job. I'm not lobbying for the Raider job."
Tue, 19 Jan 2010 07:31:12 -0800
Steve Corkran, of the Oakland Tribune, reports no news transpired Monday, Jan. 18, regarding the fate of Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable, senior executive John Herrera said. Cable met with managing general partner Al Davis last week and agreed to meet again soon thereafter. However, there has been no word on when their next follow-up meeting will take place.
Sat, 16 Jan 2010 08:35:44 -0800
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports via Twitter that a decision on Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable's future with the team could likely be made by Tuesday, Jan. 19. There is little optimism inside the Raiders organization that Cable will return next season.
Sat, 16 Jan 2010 05:31:28 -0800
The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable's future with the team remains safe at least until next week. Cable had not had a second straight day of meetings with managing general partner Al Davis as of early Friday, Jan. 15. Cable owns a record of 9-19 as head coach of the Raiders.
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 13:02:51 -0800
ESPN.com reports Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable is expected to meet with owner Al Davis Thursday, Jan. 14, to discuss his future with the team, a source told ESPN's Colleen Dominguez. The two could also meet Friday, Jan. 15.
Tue, 12 Jan 2010 07:40:40 -0800
Steve Corkran, of the Oakland Tribune, reports Oakland Raiders managing general partner Al Davis is undecided on the future of head coach Tom Cable, according to several people familiar with the situation.
Tue, 12 Jan 2010 07:35:02 -0800
Steve Corkran, of the Oakland Tribune, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable has yet to meet with managing general partner Al Davis regarding his fate. Previous reports indicated that Cable was scheduled to meet with Davis Monday, Jan. 11. "I never had any knowledge of a meeting on Monday," senior executive John Herrera said.
Mon, 11 Jan 2010 08:21:21 -0800
David White, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable will meet with managing general partner Al Davis Monday, Jan. 11, and is expected to be fired, according to people up and down the organizational chart. The only question is whether Cable will be fired for cause.
Sat, 09 Jan 2010 07:37:26 -0800
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman, of the Canadian Football League, is a strong potential candidate to become the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders if head coach Tom Cable is fired, according to a league source.
Wed, 06 Jan 2010 08:58:17 -0800
Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable remains a firm believer in the zone blocking scheme, even though the Raiders fell to 21st in rushing in 2009. "The teams that are leading the league are still predominately zone blocking teams," Cable said. "So I'm not sure whether it's the scheme that's the issue, it's how we are teaching it, how we are a playing it."
Mon, 04 Jan 2010 11:33:59 -0800
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable is expected to meet with owner Al Davis Monday, Jan. 11, at which time his fate is likely to be learned, according to a league source.