Cable finished in Oakland, Jackson on his way up?

Written by Chris Kolb

Topics: AFC West, Oakland Raiders

Tues @ 9:00 pm – Nothing is official as of yet, but all signs are pointing towards Cable’s time with the Raiders being over. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Oakland has reportedly informed Cable that they will not be picking up the $2.5 million option they have available to bring him back for another season as head coach.

9:32 am - In what seems to be an annual event, Raiders owner Al Davis is currently mulling over his options with regard to who will be the head coach of the club next season, and despite having guided the team to an 8-8 finish this year, it’s unlikely that the current holder of that position, Tom Cable, will be roaming the sidelines with the team next fall.

According to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, the most likely candidate to replace him is offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, who has done a fairly nice job in ramping up the Raiders offense during his time with the team, and maintains a solid relationship with Davis. Jackson also seems to have the respect of the locker room and while he has no head coaching experience in the NFL, he’s long been seen as someone that’s capable of stepping up into that role sooner or later.

As of right now, no decision has been made, but all signs are pointing towards Cable’s exit by January 18th, afterwhich Jackson would quickly be promoted into the top job.

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  • shelly

    i feel bad for cable..he did a decent job but it seems that jackson had his eyes and davis’s ears to take over as coach..u can never trust an assistant who undermines the head coach

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