ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders informed coach Tom Cable on Tuesday that they will not bring him back as coach next season even though he led them to their best record in eight years this season.
The Raiders announced their decision not to exercise a two-year, $5 million option on Cable's contract for 2011 and '12, two days after wrapping up an 8-8 season that gave Oakland its first non-losing record since winning the 2002 AFC championship.
So if you're keeping score at home, Marvin Lewis takes Cincinnati from the playoffs to the gutter and gets an extension, Gary Kubiak leads the Texans to an even worse record than last year and is retained, and Tom Cable leads the Raiders to their best record in eight years (with a 6-0 division record)...and gets fired.
Goddamn it, Oakland.
"This is the worst kind of discrimination - the kind against me!"
I am really surprised Bates scored at all. The Bobcats have been pretty much de-clawed for many, many years. We select our football team by SAT scores, where I am sure that Middlebury actually assesses football talent.