OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 03: Head coach Tom Cable of the Oakland Raiders walks off the field after losing to the Baltimore Ravens during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on January 3, 2010 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Oakland cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha who is working out in Alameda leading up to the Pro Bowl was one of a handful of players at team headquarters Monday. "A lot of guys have taken off so you're really not going to find too many people here," says Asomugha, adding, "We don't know what's going on. I'm sure we'll know something by this week, but guys I've spoken to are confident that everything's going to work out."
The question with Cable’s looming dismissal is whether or not he will be fired for cause, which could primarily be tied to an alleged training camp incident involving a scuffle with then-assistant coach Randy Hanson. Cable was never charged with a crime, after an investigation by Napa police.
Benching former top-overall draft pick, quarterback JaMarcus Russell, while coaching a squad that produced the second-worst scoring offense in franchise history will likely weigh-in to Davis’ decision.
In Cable’s favor are two wins at home against eventual playoff teams, Cincinnati and Philadelphia, but a 5-11 overall record for two straight seasons is the more pressing matter.