Raiders Get Rid of Cable

By Craig Fierro
|  Wednesday, Jan 5, 2011  |  Updated 7:41 AM PDT
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Raiders Get Rid of Cable

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The Raiders have made it official.  Tom Cable is out as the team's head coach.

On the heels of leading the Silver and Black to it's first non-losing season since 2002, Cable's contract will not be extended, meaning his time in Oakland is over.

The team released a statement Tuesday night saying in part, "The Raiders express gratitude to Tom Cable for his contributions in his four seasons as an assistant and as Head Coach of the Silver and Black."

How this decision by Al Davis goes over in the locker room remains to be seen.  On Monday, All-Pro punter Shane Lechler said he hoped Cable would come back in 2011.  Lechler added, he couldn't deal with another coaching change, and that Cable was the perfect "blue collar" type guy to lead the team.

"Sports Sunday" co-host and All-Pro defensive back, Nnamdi Asomugha, has stated many times that the team loves Cable's leadership.

Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson is believed to be the front runner to take over as the new head coach.

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