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Cable plans on being back

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, January 4th, 2010 at 12:44 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Raiders coach Tom Cable said at his season-ending press briefing he has spoken to owner Al Davis and will be talking with him again next week.

He said the subject of his job secruity was not addressed and would simply fulfull his duties while under contract until told differently.

Cable, as well as a few players in the locker room that included Bruce Gradkowski, Zach Miller and Robert Gallery,, expessed optimism regarding the direction of the team. Players available supported his return.

A few other quick hits, with more details to come later:

– JaMarcus Russell and Richard Seymour were not at the final team meeting. Cable said both were excused absences for personal reasons.

– Cable conceded he may have spread himself too thin and sounded open to delegating some duties _ including play-calling _ if postseason analysis proves that would be the right path.

– Gallery’s surgery fused vertebra, widened the spinal canal, cleaned out calcium desposits and he expects to be fine by training camp.

Much more to come later. . .

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  • Thec07

    raider91 Says:
    January 4th, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    Watkins is good insurance no?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I dont trust him…..

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Hey Cable, plan in one hand and schit in the other and see which one fills up first.

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  • http://sportmag.us/images/Lester_Hayes_November_1981.jpg RaiderDogg

    Thec

    Taylor Mays’ name keeps entering my head everytime I think about the draft and not in a good way.

  • mistic1

    The patriots, colts, saints, cardinals, vikings and eagles do a pretty good job in a version of the spread. The only team that gives a zone read spread are the titans, because of vince young it works for them. Spread only means multiple receiver sets( usually 3 or 4) bigger splits between line men, and some times the qb will operate from shotgun while stretching the defense horizontally. There are many different variations to this offense. This is a spin off of the run and shoot, which is a descendant of the sid gilman/ don coryell offense. You can replace receivers with tight ends and backs and send them into patterns which gives it more of a west coast spin. This is what we saw when we watched ganon win the mvp.

  • Thec07

    RaiderDogg Says:
    January 4th, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    Thec

    I would be happy with DMac being converted to a WR and using Michael Bush as our starting RB. The Raiders should use DMac similar to the way Percy Harvin is used in Minnesota.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++=

    Or Reggie Bush…..

    that all goes back to the ineptness that is cable. His comment below is infuriating to say the least….

    – Cable conceded he may have spread himself too thin and sounded open to delegating some duties _ including play-calling _ if postseason analysis proves that would be the right path.

  • http://sportmag.us/images/Lester_Hayes_November_1981.jpg RaiderDogg

    Dakota

    see posts #40 & #90. Props to the big man that knows his sh1t.

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  • http://sportmag.us/images/Lester_Hayes_November_1981.jpg RaiderDogg

    Thec

    I like the way you think bro.

  • Thec07

    RaiderDogg,

    I like taylor mays as i love USC…. but if we take him may will i be pissed….

    Question WTF did we take MMitchell????????

  • El Tato

    Schilens and Murphy can be starters in this league.

    - Schilens had 29 receptions, 365 yards in 8 games (good for 58 receptions, 730 yards if he had played 16 games) in his first season as a starter.

    - Murphy has over 500 yards with team-high 4 TDs in limited playing time (he started in the first half, when he wasny probably ready and had JaMarcus as passer)

  • Thec07

    RaiderDogg,

    Yo Brother, we are on the same page. Frustrated fans
    that are tired of the BS, but we still have a love for the nation so we keep it going…. but i do feel your post BRUH…… Champagne is far better tasting than piss… better bubbles….

  • HayesDaze37

    It’s STILL a great day to be a Raiders fan. Isn’t it?

    Grads and Frye deserve moderate pay increases, on 2-3 year contracts. JaMarcus will restructure his to make it so. Another veteran QB will be brought in, and the Raiders will have QB’s rated at least AVERAGE next year.

    Cable was right when he said ANY pro-level QB play this year would’ve put the Raiders at 8-8 or even in the Playoffs. JaMarcus has had two highly-respected QB/Offensive gurus working with him, and he’s regressed anyway.

    Time for a veteran to guide this team, while we groom a younger QB on the sidelines. More than anything else…an NFL QB needs to be a leader. JaMarcus is no leader.

    Tom Cable should stay…but with a real OC to call plays, and an O-line coach to help take some of the load off. Of course, Cable had too much on his plate…but he hunkered-down, kept a level head, and kept the locker room from melting-down. That’s hard to do when the world is coming apart at the seams.

    He obviously didn’t win enough, and had some rough patches — but all things considered, Cable did a remarkable job keeping the team together, in a locker room and organization that is known to splinter as soon as things go bad…and they went bad early and stayed that way throughout the year.

    If Holmgren or Cowher can’t be here, there isn’t another (known comodity) HC candidate available that’s worth making a change for. There are a few that might be good coaches, but not sure it’s time to try one here. Now, taking a chance on another relatively-unknown HC might do the trick…but WHY do that, when this team needs stability and unwavering commitment — things Cable has brought, however improbably, considering all that has happened this year.

    Keep the locker room as (largely) one, all-for-one unit. Keep the coach with the fighting spirit and never-say-die attitude. A number of these Raiders have been here before…this is one time where the players’ choice is the right choice.

    Build on the coaching staff…don’t re-build the staff now. We’ve got enough things to address on the field.

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    – Gallery’s surgery fused vertebra, widened the spinal canal, cleaned out calcium desposits and he expects to be fine by training camp.

    Much more to come later. . .
    __________________

    Fooook that, we better sign a couple of guards this offseason…sounds like Gallery is messed up!

  • El Tato

    No way we take Taylor Mays

    Branch, Huff, Mitchell and Eugene are all under contract next year, plus I dont think he is that good to be drafted 8th overall

  • raider91

    Yeah ive been saying for Dmac to be used as a RB receiver or WR, bad call by cable doesn’t really utilize his strenghts if anything that does give another good reason to fire him, Dmac is a Home run theat as a receiver.

  • CaptainBlack

    4eva, tell me what a great player Ethan was?

  • Thec07

    cut the dead weight now. Get a GM, and let him restructure the org… Mr. Davis go sky diving…
    But leave the team the F alone…..

  • mistic1

    you dont have to chenge mac 20′s position to get something out of him. You must a give him the ball 15-20 times a game to start, also try and be creative with him. Putting him in the slot or out wide is good from time to time, but running with the ball is his real talent. What would it be like if he carried the ball 20 times from the back field, we dont know?? This is a problem I have with cable, he needed to find that out. mac20 could be used in a similar way to mcoy and westbrook in philly, insted of like we used him. Even ronnie harmon was able to carve out a nitch for himself. Harvy williams was terrible but we gave him the ball. We still dont know what we have and the season is over. im afraid Cable created more questions than answers.

  • http://sportmag.us/images/Lester_Hayes_November_1981.jpg RaiderDogg

    El Tato Says:
    January 4th, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    No way we take Taylor Mays

    Branch, Huff, Mitchell and Eugene are all under contract next year, plus I dont think he is that good to be drafted 8th overall”

    Mays is the sh1t but not an area of need. That has never stopped Al Davis before though and nothing he does surprises me anymore…

  • CaptainBlack

    4evaRaider Says:
    January 4th, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    PrivateBlack….4 you to make such an idiotic statment as that you are just jelous because for 1….

    I proved you dont know sh!t about the Raiders,meaning you are a troll

    I proved you HAVE NO IDEA OF THE MENTAL ASPECT OF THE GAME

    And I exposed you and put you in your rightfull place

    Really sucks to be you right now privateblack

    And 1 more thing while were at it black….for anyone to judge anyone after 1 year is beyond retarded….but here you are
    _______________________________________________

    You are a flippin idiot! You wrote DHB was a decoy. A decoy who does not catch is not a decoy, moron.

  • raider91

    fu.ck Taylor Mays he’ll be abused by receivers sucks at coverage, as soon as he leaves USC he’ll be an enemy, i just dont see us drafting him.

  • http://sportmag.us/images/Lester_Hayes_November_1981.jpg RaiderDogg

    Mistic1

    How often do you see the Eagles have Westbrook run bewteen the tackles repeatedly with no results?

  • Thec07

    I would bet even money that I could get guys on this blog that could play call a game better than cable. We all saw he was in over his head. It took the whole year to realize that…..

    He should be fired for that comment alone….totally inept, unfreakinbeleivable…..

  • http://sportmag.us/images/Lester_Hayes_November_1981.jpg RaiderDogg

    4eva

    2 words: Outdo Deez

  • El Tato

    Mays has 1 INT in the last 2 seasons, he is not good in coverage.

    His body, size, speed, strengh suggest Top-10

    His play suggest out of the first round

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Dogg,

    Lol, good one…but I don’t think Al would go for it….

  • http://sportmag.us/images/Lester_Hayes_November_1981.jpg RaiderDogg

    El Tato Says:
    January 4th, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    Mays has 1 INT in the last 2 seasons, he is not good in coverage.

    His body, size, speed, strengh suggest Top-10

    His play suggest out of the first round”

    Sounds like a Raider 1st round pick to me :)

  • Shawnraiders81

    JaMarcus had to get to dinner on time, no point in going to a meeting.

    News Flash: JaMarcus Russell eatting chicken & waffles in Las Vegas, NFL bust cought with weed.

  • 4evaRaider

    After you Captn….you the one who brought his name up

  • r8eray

    Thec07 Says:
    January 4th, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    cut the dead weight now. Get a GM, and let him restructure the org… Mr. Davis go sky diving…
    But leave the team the F alone…..
    ————————————————-

    Yeah…but without a parachute!
    lol!

  • Thec07

    2010 draft should be rather simple….
    take the best player OL/MLB/DT left on the board.

    Dont take any projects, projectsed as, also rans, track stars,or 40 times…..

    DRAFT FOOTBALL PLAYERS THAT ARE MEAN AND LIKE TO HIT…

  • HayesDaze37

    Name an OC. A good one.
    Bring in another veteran QB. A smart one.
    Bring in another veteran WR. A healthy one.
    Bring in another veteran Center. A healthy one.

    2010 Draft:

    1. DL (or MLB)
    2. MLB (or DL)
    3. OL
    3. RB
    4. DB
    5. QB
    7. DL

  • 4evaRaider

    As a matter of fact Dogg it is that time again,in a cyclical sense =)

  • mistic1

    HayesDaze37 Says:
    January 4th, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    Cable was right when he said ANY pro-level QB play this year would’ve put the Raiders at 8-8 or even in the Playoffs. JaMarcus has had two highly-respected QB/Offensive gurus working with him, and he’s regressed anyway.Tom Cable should stay…but with a real OC to call plays, and an O-line coach to help take some of the load off. Of course, Cable had too much on his plate…but he hunkered-down, kept a level head, and kept the locker room from melting-down. That’s hard to do when the world is coming apart at the seams.
    **************************************************

    1) Cable was wrong, the o-line played so poorly that any qb would struggle in that situation, having a guy that wasnt prepared made it worse, but it wasnt the main reason they did not win.

    2) Cable did not keep this team together, witness the melt down in cleveland. What about the debacle hosting the redskins. You cant have a team play hard one half and then mail it in the second half.

    3) worst of all you failed to get your main guys offense and defense to step up and become leaders, this above all else is a head coaches main responsibility.

    Cable is out and not a moment too soon.

  • El Tato

    2010 Draft:

    1. OL (or MLB)
    2. MLB (or OL)

    1. Best OT or Rolando McClain
    2. Best OT/C/G or Brandon Spikes

  • El Tato

    We have only 2 CB under contract (Nnamdi and CJ, and CJ is 30)—> We will take a CB in the first 3 rounds, will see

  • mistic1

    RaiderDogg Says:
    January 4th, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    Mistic1

    How often do you see the Eagles have Westbrook run bewteen the tackles repeatedly with no results?
    *******************************************************
    Westbrook runs between the tackles quite often. As a matter of fact he sustained a concussion this year doing it. Every starting rb must run between the the atckles. With better o-line play mac 20 will be much better.

  • DT42

    El Tato:

    Don’t even waste your time worring about the first pick, its going to be Joe Haden CB out of Florida. This year i am Raider Draft Proofing the house. Getting rid of anything i can throw at the TV when the first pick is made. My theory is that Suh will drop to the 8th pick and we will pick Haden instead. By the time that I stop yelling at the TV we will already be on day 2 of the draft.

  • CaptainBlack

    test

  • El Tato

    We have 2 third rounds, ILB Micah Johnson would be great

  • CaptainBlack

    4eva, I know what your game is here, but don’t try to convince us that the chicken shyt you are serving is chicken salad.

  • El Tato

    My theory is that Suh will drop to the 8th pick and we will pick Haden instead. By the time that I stop yelling at the TV we will already be on day 2 of the draft.

    ———————————————

    LMAO

  • El Tato

    I hope its not Joe Haden

  • r8eray

    Well… it looks like we won’t get Del Rio!
    So much for this campaign!

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/01/04/jack-del-rio-looks-safe/

  • CaptainBlack

    Al Davis will retain Cable

  • CaptainBlack

    4eva, which laundry soap did you decide on?

  • r8eray
  • DT42

    For me the draft doesn’t even start until day 2. Thats where all of our decent picks are made. I’m sticking with Haden becuase he fits our need at DB……oh who am i kidding i can’t even justify any first round pick after DHB.

    Oh and message to Russell, when the Raider Nation wants you to follow Seymour’s example we didn’t mean to leave early.

  • SinceFrankYouellField

    For those concerned about Robert Gallery’s back surgery. Keep hopes up. I had the same surgery on 2 discs a year and a half ago….with added shaving of bulges on 2 discs. Now, I am no pro football player…but I AM 62 years old. Nevertheless, I was back to getting firewood 6 months later…. which includes loading half-rounds of 2 1/2 diameter doug fir cut to 18″ lengths into a pickup…then unloading and splitting them later. Methinks a young man like Mr. Gallery will heal quickly and be back to plugging his spot on the 0-line in no time. Draft for other needs.