ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Raiders will keep Tom Cable as coach.
The Raiders say a decision has not been made.
I wouldn’t be shocked at all if the Raiders do announce that Cable will be brought back. It has seems to be heading that way for the past couple of days.
There has been a staff addition – the team hired defensive line coach Mike Waufle on Friday -- and had an interview with Baltimore quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson for offensive coordinator. I think a Cable-Jackson pairing could be good for Oakland.
Cable would be relieved of play-calling duties and allowed to concentrate on the bigger picture. That may help this inexperienced NFL head coach. Jackson has a strong history with quarterbacks, so maybe JaMarcus Russell would have a chance to develop.
There are positives in this development if that’s what Oakland announces.
Again, it looks like this saga may be over. I look forward to the Raiders’ announcement and will be ready to analyze it further when they make it official.