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Al Davis pulls no punches on Tom Cable

Posted on: January 18, 2011 7:25 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2011 7:30 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit

Did you happen to catch what Al Davis said about Cable Tuesday afternoon? The Raiders owner helT. Cable (US Presswire)d one of his annual I hate my head coach and here’s why press conferences. Apparently, because of lawsuits brought against Cable by Randy Hanson (broken jaw guy from ’09) and Marie Lutz (a lady Cable was dating…more on her in a second), Davis wanted to fire Cable with six games left in the 2010 season. But he didn’t because he didn’t want the turmoil to disrupt the team’s playoff chances.

On Hanson, the always entertainingly honest Davis said, "When we had the ... Randy Hanson incident, we had a turmoil in our coaching staff. Randy's jaw was broken, to this day nobody is sure how it was broken. We had a spouse accuse the head coach of personal relations that were not good. And at that time there were a lot of people who wanted me to take action."

The Lutz situation is complicated. Lutz was the woman Cable dated before marrying his third wife. She is the one who went on ESPN and accused Cable of domestic violence. Davis says he learned with six weeks left in the season that Cable was not entirely forthcoming about this ordeal last year when accusations first came out. He also learned that the head coach had brought Lutz on the road with him and was “flying in friends so they could be with them the night before the game.”

"One of the things revealed by Ms. Lutz was too much for me," Davis said, according to NBC Bay Area.

Instead of firing Cable and distracting the team, the 81-year-old owner began fining him $20,000 a week (docked from his paycheck). Cable filed a grievance to recoup those fines.

Lutz’s lawsuit, which named the Raiders, was settled out of court. Hanson’s is up for arbitration in front of Commissioner Roger Goodell.

As for Cable, he had an eventful day Tuesday. He agreed to become the offensive line coach in Seattle.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 4:37 pm

Al Davis pulls no punches on Tom Cable

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 6:28 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:52 am
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Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2011 10:40 am

Al Davis pulls no punches on Tom Cable

C'mon Buddy, Your insinuating that he just developed this brain tumor.  This has been going on for years.  There are no surprises here unless the Raiders actually start winning. 

Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: January 20, 2011 3:21 am

Al Davis pulls no punches on Tom Cable


Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2011 11:29 pm

Al Davis pulls no punches on Tom Cable

So Tom Cable physically throws punches and Al Davis verbally pulls no punches and Raiders fans go back to square one as usual. It's just a bit ridiculous that an 81 year old chooses to keep changing regimes and still expect to compete for a championship in his lifetime. Seattle should be pretty happy to get a decent former head coach as an offensive line coach though!

Since: Dec 14, 2009
Posted on: January 19, 2011 9:57 pm

Al Davis pulls no punches on Tom Cable

I love Als passion and love for the game,but thats were it ends. He should hire some good football people to run the team and take a step back, but that will never happen why Davis still calls the shots, Cable did a pretty good job and brought Raider nation back to respectabily with a 8-8 record. And he was rewarded by getting fired and critisized publicly by a classless owner.

Since: Sep 7, 2010
Posted on: January 19, 2011 7:47 pm

Al Davis pulls no punches on Tom Cable

Al Davis is cool. He's too hands-on though, he micromanages! Other owners hire GM's and coaches to make decisions with regard to their expertise. Al drafts guys like Johnnie Lee Higgins ('07 WR) only because he was fast.  JaMarcus Russell in '07 will go down in history as the worst first pick overall.  Darren McFadden in '08 was 4th overall and now that Oakland had the #1 rushing team this past year, Al won't fire himself ;). Wow, Al is 81 years old! Shouldn't he have retired long ago?...  He's still cool, mostly because he loves the game.

Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2011 6:45 pm

Al Davis pulls no punches on Tom Cable

Biggest mistake Al Davis will ever make,when you get a couch like Tom Cable you should stick with him.When he took over the Raiders they where the laughing stock of the NFL,he sure turned things around didn't he!Then you get a screwed up owner like Davis,who all of a sudden developed a brain tumor and fired him.Davis needs to retire and soon as the Raiders will take step backwards due to his stupidity.Who you gonna hire and fire next al?

Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2011 3:03 pm

Al Davis pulls no punches on Tom Cable

I watched this live - it was great theatre...People can criticize Al Davis all they want, but it's kind of refreshing to see his old school approach, which involves no BS, and no political correctness. He doesn't give a damn what anyone thinks, and I kind of like it.

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