Waiting on Raiders To Pull Cable

Cable 9-19 as Oakland head coach

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    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)

    After 28 games as the head coach of the Oakland RaidersTom Cable’s days with the organization are numbered, according to numerous reports.

    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." 

    Cable’s record of 9-19 is only part of the issue after he took over for Lane Kiffin four games into the 2008 season. Raiders owner Al Davis cited insubordination when firing Kiffin for cause.

    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.