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Cable, Davis discuss job

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 at 7:13 pm in Oakland Raiders.

On a day in which it was learned Tom Cable had his first substantive discussions with owner Al Davis regarding being the Raiders head coach in 2009, some of the assistant coaching staff is on the move in advance of the expiration of their contracts on Jan. 13.

Greg Knapp will be the offensive coordinator of the Seahawks, Tom Rathman will be offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers, and ESPN was reporting Rob Ryan would join Eric Mangini’s staff with the Cleveland Browns as defensive coordinator.

Correction: Rathman will be running backs coach of the 49ers.

Also departing will be administrative aide Matt Capurro, who has worked as the assistant to the head coach since 2003 and some day ought to write a book being that he served in that capacity under Bill Callahan, Norv Turner, Art Shell, Lane Kiffin and Cable.

Capurro elected to take a position at USC.

Cable’s situation since the end of the season has in some ways been similar to that of Callahan, who eventually became the Raiders head coach after Jon Gruden was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following the 2001 season.

When Gruden was dealt, Davis met with the coaching staff and made him “captain of the coaches” until he decided how he wanted to proceed.

“I wanted to see and we wanted to see Bill function in that role to see how the organization would operate,” Davis said when Callahan was hired March 13.

It was essentially a 22-day tryout, with Davis making the call without interviewing another candidate.

Cable got a head start on the in-season coaching when Lane Kiffin got his wish and was fired. By the end, he had fared better than Kiffin ever did, winning three of his last six games including the first back-to-back wins to end the regular season since 2002.

In the meantime, Cable has had his offseason tryout in terms of supervising self-scouting reports for the staff to prepare for free agency, and beat writer Steve Corkran reports he quietly talked with Davis about something beyond the daily goings-on Wednesday.

The only known outsider to talk with Davis about the position since the end of the season is Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride _ a “discussion” over the phone the Raiders say was at Gilbride’s request.

One name to keep in mind _ Jeff Jagodzinski. Jagodzinski was hopeful being interviewed in Seattle to be offensive coordinator after being fired at Boston College for interviewing for the head coaching job with the New York Jets.

That opportunity evaporated when Mora, as expected, hired Knapp, with whom he worked in San Francisco and Atlanta.

The offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers before being hired in 2007 at Boston College, Jagodzinski helped quarterback Matt Ryan have a superb senior season, and Ryan was one of the most poised, polished rookies to play quarterback in the NFL in years.

His work in that area could be of benefit to JaMarcus Russell.

Jagodzinski, 45, lost his job at Boston College for following through with an interview in New York after being told he would be fired for doing so. Athletic director Gene DiFilippo (the father of Raiders quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo) was angry Jagodzinski did not inform him in advance of the Jets interest.

It may sound a little too Kiffin-like to consider him as a head coaching candidate, but it’s not a stretch to envision Davis talking to him about being offensive coordinator should Jagodzinski not get the job with the Jets.

According to a Chronicle report, special teams coach Brian Schneider could also be on the move, with interviews in Jacksonville and Seattle.

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  • http://Raiders Oakglenn’s Revenge

    # KoolKell Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Oakglenn #690

    If an ongoing NFL Losing Record is not important to you. Then you must be a natural born loser
    ————————————————-

    No. Concentrating on irrelevant losing records is what losers do to embrace losing. that’s you. You loser.

  • http://mexicali.org El Vato

    MaddenRaider Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 12:59 pm
    Vegas, Obama’s rent a cops will have brains. That’s the difference.

    Ennio, Obama definitely cares about Oakland. Use your brain and figure it out. Of course he can’t come out acting like Huey Newton. But he’s watching, and action will be taken.

    ——————————————————-
    MR what is your race?

  • Ennio Morricone

    Yeah and Obama’s answer to the riots? Send in armored personnel carriers and national gaurdsman, keep it up people.

  • RaiderDogg

    ESPN just now reported the meeting between Cable and Davis.

  • HayesDaze#37

    KK — You’re standard hypocrisy is showing…

    KoolKell Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 11:33 am
    Hey if Gilbride’s the choice, I’ll support him all the way. I’m just saying Davis has tried the Super Bowl rub-off strategy before, to no avail.

    —————————

    Unless AL hires somebody who INSTANTLY takes this team to at least a conference championship game, you’ll be the first (or second) guy in here to hang AL from the mast — along with ANY of his picks, as coach or player, who don’t work out.

    What a fan.

  • DarthPirate

    Anybody see the video of the shooting? That AHole should be in Jail for the rest of his life.

  • http://none MaddenRaider

    Vegas, we know your race, Vanilla Ice. We also know what race you wanted to be down with at one time. But, since your black peers smelled your white racist instincts from a mile away, they punked you regularly. Now you hang around a bunch of baby boomer compulsive gamblers in Vegas, thinking you’re above ghetto culture. Shyt, degenerate gamblers is actually a downgrade from the hip hoppers. But keep pretending you’ve made it though, Vanilla.

  • http://Raiders Oakglenn’s Revenge

    # vegas raider Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Is dumba** a race?
    ——————————-

    Actually Vegas only in MR’s case. You see he is obviously descended from generations of the so called dumbass race. When he can not sway the argument anymore, he immediately plays the race card. He comes in here only to be pissed all over and shat upon. Even the most simple of insects know to move out of urine and feces. he does not. and other imbeciles (KK) like to mimic him. Next he will be posting under my name. Tomorrow, the pattern repeats ad nauseum.

  • DarthPirate

    I wonder if they ran that story by the Raiders first :D
    ==================
    RaiderDogg Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    ESPN just now reported the meeting between Cable and Davis.

  • http://none MaddenRaider

    Oakglenn, come on, tell us Al Davis’s record since losing the Super Bowl. Since you know so much about football, surely you know that.

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Oakglenn

    “No. Concentrating on irrelevant losing records is what losers do to embrace losing. that’s you. You loser.”
    _______________________________________________

    What a stupid statement. Is that why the Raiders are constant losers?

  • RaiderDogg

    Good one Darth

  • http://none MaddenRaider

    I know I’ve been saying that Cable only had the balls to run it as much as he did against Tampa (35 attempts) because Al wasn’t there, but I should probably come clean and admit the week before, against Houston, ‘under Al’s nose’, as I’m so fond of saying, he ran the ball 34 times. I’ll figure out a way to cover up this latest bit of blatant hypocrisy on my part, though, don’t worry. Carry on.

  • http://mexicali.org El Vato

    MaddenRaider Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 1:08 pm
    El Vato, why does my race matter to you?

    ——————————————————-

    Lol, I knew it. Nevermind. You obviously are a complete idiot. LMFAO.

  • http://ibabuzz 4evaRaider

    Jmac and Fargas both want Cable 2 stay,so he stays in in some capabilities imo

  • HayesDaze#37

    Alright, KK, if you insist on proving yourself wrong by arguing with me (with your ONE argument)…

    KoolKell Says:
    HayesDaze#37 Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Cable and AL have been meeting in-person and otherwise for days.
    _______________________________________________

    That’s another gawdamned lie. Don’t you lackeys even keep yourself informed. Ah, no need to. Just parrot Davis

    “On a day in which it was learned Tom Cable had his first substantive discussions with owner Al Davis regarding being the Raiders head coach in 2009, some of the assistant coaching staff is on the move in advance of the expiration of their contracts on Jan. 13.”

    ————————————-

    KK, I know it involves deeper thought, by give this a try:

    If you look at what time that report you cite was released — and then go back and look at what I’ve said about Tom and AL meeting and making decisions together — you will see that I was right all along.

    Just because Jerry Mac doesn’t report on something every time it happens (whether or not he knows about it), doesn’t mean it’s not happening.

    You want the truth, KK? You can’t handle the truth!

    Go away mad now, like usual.

  • DarthPirate

    Not to mention the Utes kicking everyone’s ass including a bowl game where none of the “experts” thought they would win.

    ====================
    # 4evaRaider Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    lets see:Texas tech beat Texas.Texas beat oklahoma.Oklahoma beat Texas tech….Ole Miss beat Florida.Florida beat Alabama.Alabama beat Ole Miss.Then Ole Miss beat Texas Tech.We need a playoff.

  • http://none MaddenRaider

    Hayez, Jerry knows Al Davis better than Al Davis knows Al Davis. Jerry has Al Davis locked down. That’s why so many of us Al haters are here. We’re fans of Jerry’s. Jerry reports it, it’s happening. Al says it’s not true? It almost always is true, regardless. That’s the long and the short of it, bud.

  • Hire Jim Fassel/Chris in NY

    Big 12 is 2-4 Against the Spread in bowl games? OK. But they’re 4-2 in the W-L column. SEC is 5-2 in the bowl games. Not much difference.
    Alabama was the best SEC team to play a bowl game thus far. They got trounced.
    Texas was the best SEC team to play a bowl game thus far. They won.

    I’ve been a Sooners fan since the days of the Boz, so I’m biased. But I think the SEC is overrated. Not that it’s not one of the best conferences in the country every year. It’s just not head and shoulders above the other conferences as SEC fans like to believe.

  • http://none MaddenRaider

    LOL. What in the hell is a riot collaborator?

    And, what is my “own kind”? I’m not a racist redneck, so how would hating that punk cop be hating my “own kind”? You took that short yellow bus to school, didn’t you?

  • http://none MaddenRaider

    Unknown, I know you’re a racist. But most white people aren’t. Don’t try and lump all of us in with your primitive way of life.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/skew-t/166654980/ BART Bridge Brigade

    Shefter and PFT are reporting that Robbo has been hired by Mangini, but I am waiting for an update from Jerry before I believe it. What’s the scoop J-Mac?

  • http://ibabuzz 4evaRaider

    Darth yep I was glad 2 watch that one =) Imo Ole Miss is the most balanced team

  • DarthPirate

    Hire Jim Fassel/Chris in NY, Why do you want Fassel? I’m just curious about your reasoning.

  • http://none MaddenRaider (Riot Collaborator)

    Jim Fassell actually asked for a job here. I definitely don’t want someone who actually wants this job. I want Al to be on his knees trying to get someone here. Anyone who actually wants to be here must have puppet written all over them.

  • http://none MaddenRaider (Riot Collaborator)

    How am I a racist for calling rednecks rednecks? Nothing racist about it. It’s the truth. How can hating unlawful cops be racist? There’s no race involved. It just so happens that most of them do happen to be white, though. hey, can’t help that. And, making fun of the short yellow bus is not racist. Retards are not a race. So, there’s nothing racist about me making fun of you being a retard. It’s just honesty.

  • Ennio Morricone

    So you are saying then MR that their are reneck black people too? I guess you are one of them and just happen to hate white cops now.

  • AL DUUHVIS

    WHERE’S THIS LOCAL GM, AL? STUPID OLD BlTCH!

  • HayesDaze#37

    KK got lost looking for me saying exactly what Jerry Mac reported in his blog much later. Then, he got mad and left, like he always does when someone points out his hypocritical ways.

    Speaking of hypocrites…let’s get to MR, and see if he quits talking socio-economics (like he understands what that even means) to get back to football…

  • http://ibabuzz 4evaRaider

    post 746 maybe they just love the Raiders

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    #732

    Just because Jerry Mac doesn’t report on something every time it happens (whether or not he knows about it), doesn’t mean it’s not happening.
    __________________________________________________

    So we should disregard Jerry’s Reporting, the Beat Writer, in favor of your reporting? And then we’ll see you were right all along?

  • http://none MaddenRaider

    The Raiders rushed the ball 34 times vrs the Texans, with Al in attendance. The next week, vrs the Bucs, they rushed it 35 times. See what I’m talking about? Cable doesn’t have the guts to run the ball when Al’s there!

  • HayesDaze#37

    When KK embarrasses himself, he just abruptly leaves.

    When MR embarrasses himself, discussions usually go from Tyrant AL to race. Of course, he never starts that talk, though — just steers it and continues it.

    Football anyone?

  • vegas raider

    This may be a better question for Jerry, but what does a special teams coach do and how much can you really practice for special teams?

    I mean, they don’t really tackle in practice, so you can’t simulate the major collisions of a punt or kickoff return. Just trying to figure out if Schneider is to take a lot of credit for the last year, or the fact we have two really good kickers and some good special teams athletes.

  • RaiderDogg

    DeAngelo Hall’s cousin is healthy and ready to play for Florida tonight. The Gators certainly have some serious playmakers at the skill positions.

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Al Davis, as Boss of the Raiders, has a losing record since 1989!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Any of you lackeys want to deny that, or do you want to talk about rednecks or Jon Gruden?

  • Unknown

    Kicking and screaming=miss raider& kiffy

    Isn’t kicking and screaming a movie title?? lol

  • http://none MaddenRaider (Riot Collaborator)

    Unknown, you’re still here?

  • http://none MaddenRaider (Riot Collaborator)

    So, Ernie, did you make up “riot collaborator”? That’s a big word for a redneck. Not bad. But this isn’t scrabble. So please use words that exist, ok, redneck retard?

  • http://mexicali.org El Vato

    vegas raider Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 1:35 pm
    This may be a better question for Jerry, but what does a special teams coach do and how much can you really practice for special teams?

    I mean, they don’t really tackle in practice, so you can’t simulate the major collisions of a punt or kickoff return. Just trying to figure out if Schneider is to take a lot of credit for the last year, or the fact we have two really good kickers and some good special teams athletes.

    ——————————————————-

    Personally, I don’t think it’s a good idea if we find out Schneiders worth by letting him go. Fact of the matter our ST’s were terrific. I would imagine some of the credit has to go to Schneider.

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    HayesDaze

    I’m finding that besides being a disgusting Davis scum swallower. You’re pretty dumb as well. When you’re not screaming MR in your sleep, you’re actually delusional enough to think you could get the best of me and chase me off. Jeeezus Christ.

  • RaiderRockstar

    MR always makes stupid connections.

    here’s a good example, if we were talking about the 07 draft and the debate was Quinn vs Russell he might say “anybody who wants Quinn is racist against black people, because Russell is clearly a better QB”.

    Then the next day he’ll find people supporting Russell and say “you just don’t like Quinn because he’s gay and there is nothing wrong with gay people. What? Is he not fat enough for you?”

    crazy assumptions just to argue with people.

  • HayesDaze#37

    HayesDaze#37 said:

    Just because Jerry Mac doesn’t report on something every time it happens (whether or not he knows about it), doesn’t mean it’s not happening.
    __________________________________________________

    KoolKell Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    So we should disregard Jerry’s Reporting, the Beat Writer, in favor of your reporting? And then we’ll see you were right all along?

    —————————————–

    Good try, KK — Your attempt to deflect isn’t working…

    Nowhere have I ever said that Jerry Mac’s reporting isn’t more than top-notch. I am one of Jerry Mac’s biggest fans. His blog is the #1 Raiders site in the world for a reason (no, not you and MR).

    But, just because you don’t like me should have no bearing on whether or not my statements in here are correct. Go find some, if you’re in the mood to show everybody how often I’m right on the money — as opposed to the bull coming from you and some of your other anti-AL (alleged) insiders, et al.

  • Ennio Morricone

    MaddenRaider, thats two words.

  • KB

    One day this blog is cool and then MoRon shows up and the next thing you know it sucks again, would someone run this guy over with your car or something?

  • http://ibabuzz 4evaRaider

    hey Dogg,Jeff Demps RB 4 the Gators,is the fastest Gator of all time(yes faster than Capel)and he a true football player,dosent run track,and hes only a sophmore.And I dont think he even start.Man I hope we can land him

  • KB

    The big 12 will prevail tonight! Just so you guys know who to put your money on.

  • emdub52

    I’m thinking Matt Capurro is the bad luck charm (or maybe al’s spy). He started in 2003 with Callahan, and held the same position thru last year. I am so happy to see him leave. Now maybe we can get back to work.

    I’m still so in!

  • darkknight01

    emdub52 Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 2:10 pm
    I’m thinking Matt Capurro is the bad luck charm (or maybe al’s spy). He started in 2003 with Callahan, and held the same position thru last year. I am so happy to see him leave. Now maybe we can get back to work.

    I’m still so in!

    ^ I talked to that guy on the phone a couple of times….when I tried to call in and complain!

    haha…your right he has been there since Gruden/Callahan

  • Hire Jim Fassel/Chris in NY

    Darth,
    Sorry, didn’t see your message till now. I think Fassel is a very underrated coach. Here are the reasons I like him:
    – He has a winning record
    – He went to a Super Bowl
    – He was coach of the year
    – He knows the Raiders and has the personality to co-exist with Al
    – He’s a good guy
    – He’s passionate to get back on the sidelines
    – He wants the Raiders job
    – He has an eye for talented assistants (John Fox, Sean Payton)

    and, most importantly …
    – He’s a QB guru. Elway, Simms, Hostetler were pupils of his. He resurrected Kerry Collins’ career. JaMarcus is the future of this team for good or for bad. We need a guy like Fassel to bring him along and help him fulfill his enormous potential.