Raiders to hire Cable man

After being the interim coach for 12 games, posting a 4-8 record and ending the 2008 season with back-to-back wins, it appears that Tom Cable has convinced the Oakland Raiders’ brass that he is the right man for the job. According to sources close to the organization, Cable will be named the next head football coach of the Silver & Black. Cable, 43, served as offensive line coach in his first season with the Raiders and turned...

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The dismantling of the coaching staff begins

By Eric Strauss, S&B Report Staff Columnist Although it remains to be seen whether interim head coach Tom Cable will be back with the Oakland Raiders next year, and in what capacity, there will definitely be changes in the Lane Kiffin-built coaching staff. Multiple media reports indicate offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, as had been rumored for some time, will be joining new Seattle Seahawks head coach Jim Mora Jr. Knapp, at one...

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After Further Review: An open letter to ESPN

Earlier today, I sent a letter to ESPN.com’s ombudsman, Le Anne Schreiber. I would like to claim columnist’s privilege and reprint it here. It is regarding this article, and more directly, this quote from analyst Chris Mortensen: In an e-mail to The Associated Press, ESPN stood by the report. “The Raiders have lost the privilege with me [Mortensen] of running stories past them for comment,” the e-mail stated....

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