Monday, September 28, 2009

Pull the plug on Cable

Oakland Raiders fossil owner Al Davis hired current coach Tom Cable last season after firing Lane Kiffin for not being able to jam his hand up Kiffin's back "cause". Enter Cable, who took over on an interim basis in 2008 and then was given the job prior to this season since Al couldn't find any other puppets qualified candidates.

Since Davis is so prolific when it comes to searching for head coaches, he may have another opportunity to indulge.

Though the story has migrated away from the back burner since the start of the regular season, it's not going away.

And that's not good for the Raiders.

According to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network, Raiders defensive assistant Randy Hanson has told Napa police that Raiders coach Tom Cable broke Hanson's jaw during an early-August confrontation.

Hanson's lawyer, John McGuinn, declined to delve into the details, but McGuinn said that it was a "textbook case of felony assault."

Hanson was interviewed by authorities investigating the case on Friday night.

It appeared Hanson was willing to let bygones be bygones, until Cable denied the incident and New England Patriots shill ESPN football analyst Mark Schlereth expressed his shock, SHOCK that Cable could be accused of such a thing. Lost in the vehement defense of the Raiders coach was the fact that Schlereth was a player at the University of Idaho in the late 80s, the same time Cable was a graduate assistant there.

But I digress.

Legend has it that Davis once tried to coax 48-year old Jim Brown out of retirement in 1984 to play for the first time in nearly 20 years. Who knows? Perhaps Davis could entice John Madden to coach again. Heck, I wouldn't put it past Al to have an agreement in place would where Madden would only have to coach home games.

Could there possibly be any more of a dysfunctional franchise in pro sports today than the Oakland Raiders?


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