It didn't take long for fired Seahawks' offensive line coach Tom Cable to find a new home as reports Saturday morning surfaced that he will become the new OL coach for the Raiders and new Oakland coach Jon Gruden. Cable had been the Seahawks' offensive line coach and assistant head coach from 2011 until Wednesday, when he was sacked.
Gruden was signed to a 10-year contract worth as much as $100 million to replace Jack Del Rio, who was sacked on the same day as the Raiders' season finale.
Gruden was given the nickname Chucky during his first coaching stint with the Raiders for his resemblance to the horror movie doll when he scowled in anger on the sideline.
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Oakland went just 17-27 under Cable's direction, and he was sacked after his third season.
Cable had spent the last seven years as the Seattle Seahawks' offensive line coach. Cable was sacked after the conclusion of the 2017 regular season, but like Gruden, he's now set to return to a familiar workplace. He also worked extensively with Marshawn Lynch during the rusher's salad days in Seattle. Cable stayed head coach through the 2010 season and compiled a 17-27 record before being fired. At training camp in 2009, defensive assistant Randy Hanson sustained a broken jaw and accused Cable of assault.
The Raiders finished 8-8 in Cable's final season.
Offensive line coach was a top priority as Gruden built a staff. Cable is known for using a zone blocking scheme, though it remains uncertain what he'll use in Oakland with a powerful, expensive offensive front locked in place save the right tackle spot. He and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell were fired after a disappointing season where the Seahawks missed the postseason.