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Is Raiders Coach Tom Cable On His Way Out?

Right now, Denver Broncos fans probably shouldn't be saying too much about other teams and the status of their head coaches, but it appears that Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis will not retain the services of head coach Tom Cable. Davis has an option on Cable's contract that needs to be picked up by Jan. 18, which appears will not happen.

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Let's take a look at this for a moment. Cable took over as the Raiders' head coach in Week 5 of the 2008 season after Lane Kiffin, barely into his second year at the helm, was let go. That team went 5-11 overall and 4-8 under Cable. Give Cable a pass on that. Another 5-11 season in 2009? Well, maybe Cable's on the hot seat.

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Move to 2010. Hey, an 8-8 record and a 6-0 record against AFC West opponents! But no playoffs. Is that the reasoning behind Al Davis' supposed decision? A .500 record in 2010 is their best record since going 11-5 during the 2002 season and making the Super Bowl (though they lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers). Al Davis is and continues to be fickle.

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If this report holds true, there will be two new coaches in the AFC West when the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders start their next season.

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