Tom Cable Fired; Raiders Search For Another Head Coach

For the first time in seven years the Oakland Raiders have built a team the rest of the AFC West feared, and they were seemingly on their way to building a team the rest of the NFL feared.

And then they fired Tom Cable. The Raiders announced they would not be picking up the option on Cable's contract and he is no longer the head coach.

For Kansas City Chiefs fans, this is great news (not to revel in someone else losing their job). Cable was, in my mind, doing a very good job with the Raiders bringing them back to respectability. Al Davis' track record lately with picking head coaches isn't very good so I'd consider it likely they don't find someone as good as Cable right away.

Since 1998, the Raiders have had six head coaches: Jon Gruden, Bill Callahan, Norv Turner, Art Shell, Lane Kiffin, and Cable. Surprisingly, the Chiefs aren't far behind: Marty Schottenheimer, Gunther Cunningham, Dick Vermeil, Herm Edwards and Todd Haley.

So the 31-10 blowout victory over the Chiefs -- at Arrowhead -- will go down as his final game as Raiders head coach.

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