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It's Official: Tom Cable No Longer the Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders



Raiders.com is reporting that the Oakland Raiders have not picked up the multi-year option on Tom Cable's contract and that he is no longer the head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

From Raiders.com

The Oakland Raiders will not extend the contract of Tom Cable for the position of Head Coach.

Cable was informed that his contract would not be extended on Tuesday.

Cable, whose contract expired at the conclusion of the 2010 season, posted a 17-27 regular season record as Head Coach of the Raiders. He served as offensive line coach for the Raiders from 2007-September 30, 2008, when he was named interim head coach.

The Raiders express gratitude to Tom Cable for his contributions in his four seasons as an assistant and as Head Coach of the Silver and Black.

This is a terribly dangerous game Mr. Davis is playing. The great majority of the players, outside of maybe Jason Campbell, fully supported Coach Cable and played hard for him, and the team was finally building on the offensive scheme that he and Hue Jackson had installed.

Let the speculation run rampant about who the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders will be. Jackson? Harbaugh? Other? Discuss your thoughts on the Raiders not retaining Tom Cable and the impact for the Raiders.

UPDATE:

Vittorio Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that a source close to Hue Jackson said that Jackson was taking over the head coaching position for the Oakland Raiders. This news comes just hours after Al Davis gave the 49ers permission to interview Jackson for their head coaching position.

If this report ends up being correct, how do you feel about Hue Jackson being the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders? What things do you expect to change with Jackson in charge rather than Cable? Discuss.

 

PLAYER REACTION:

Via Twitter:

JacobyFord12 Still can't believe it; QuentinGroves52 Shocked!!!; MrMoss94 Wow wht a crazy bizz; tyvonbranch Good luck to Coach Cable hes a great coach and person I wish him the best; MikeMitchell34 And now I'm scratching my head!

Shane Lechler in a phone interview with CSN Bay Area. Shane is obviously upset about this move and comes out and asks Mr. Davis for an explanation. Shane also says that many of our free agents will decide not to return, which is my biggest fear with this move.

This whole thing could end up being a huge Catch-22 for Mr. Davis. The current roster underperformed with Tom Cable, but the roster may get downgraded with Cable leaving.

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