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!"
Full story here (sports.yahoo.com) Gee, the man hired to fill the new position is from the same state as US Senator Arlen Specter, the man who was making the big stink in Congress about "spy gate". What an amazing coincidence!