I guess this could be seen coming from a mile away. Al Davis is an idiot. Cable had the Raiders going in the right direction and had wide support from his players, but that was not enough for Al. Maybe Al wants to go back to “the old way” of doing things again. If so, the Raiders will stink once again, and this time the entire Raider Nation needs to turn against him.
Raiders don’t pick up Cable’s option
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP)—The Oakland Raiders informed coach Tom Cable on Tuesday that they will not bring him back as coach next season even though he led them to their best record in eight years this season.
The Raiders announced their decision not to exercise a two-year, $5 million option on Cable’s contract for 2011 and ’12, two days after wrapping up an 8-8 season that gave Oakland its first non-losing record since winning the 2002 AFC championship.
Cable had wide support from his players, who credited him with helping make the team a contender in the AFC West this season after a run of seven straight years of at least 11 losses.
But that was not enough to persuade owner Al Davis to bring him back for a third full season.
The move comes the same day the Raiders granted the San Francisco 49ers permission to interview offensive coordinator Hue Jackson for their vacant head coaching job.
The Raiders made big strides to improve under Cable but fell short of making the postseason for an eighth straight season. Oakland became the first team since the 1970 merger to win all of its division games and not make the playoffs.
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