Al Davis has always been known for being an owner who tries to make the big splash, but that theory may be out the window. That comes with the news that it looks likely that Davis is going to stay with the man that got some two wins on the last two weeks of the season as his head coach – Tom Cable.
Word from the San Francisco Chronicle is that Cable did enough in his interview with Davis on Wednesday to secure the job on a full-time basis. Here is the tidbit from today’s edition:
Tom Cable interviewed for the head coaching job Wednesday with Raiders owner Al Davis. A high-ranking team official said the interview was “very lengthy” and “it went very well.” The official also indicated Davis is getting close to finalizing the coaching search, with two staff members saying they expected Cable to be hired any day.
Cable got the Raiders two unexpected wins in the last two weeks of the year, the biggest one a road win the final week over the Tampa Bay Bucs, coached by a man who Davis loves to beat – former coach Jon Gruden. Cable will have to rebuild his staff, as he will be losing Rob Ryan to Cleveland and Greg Knapp to the Seahawks. Cable lobbied hard to keep the job, and it looks as if from the report above he’s done enough.