There’s even more drama now about the Raiders and the coaching spot, as the SF Chronicle is reporting that Al Davis has already spoken to a couple possible replacements for Tom Cable, including former Raiders offensive coordinator Marc Trestman and former G-Men coach Jim Fassel.
The paper also says that a couple sources are saying that Davis may re-interview 2009 candidates Kevin Gilbride, the Giants’ offensive coordinator, and Winston Moss, a Packers assistant head coach. Of course this is funny since Cable has yet to be relieved of his duties as head coach.
If Davis has indeed made a decision on Cable, no one with the organization either knows or is talking about it. His inner circle is as small as it is airtight. If anyone knows Davis’ plans, they’re not saying.
Whoever the head coach is next season, Davis appears ready to assemble a supporting coaching staff. Former Giants defensive line coach Mike Waufle will interview for a similar position with the Raiders, according to NFL.com.
There was talk about Cable being let go on Monday or Tuesday, but that has come and gone. Now we’ll see if one of those on Davis’ list says he wants the job, meaning that he will allow Cable to walk after a 5-11 season.