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!"
AFC 1. Indy (14-0) South Champions, #1 seed 2. San Diego (11-3) West Champions, can clinch #2 seed with a win/tie OR a NE loss/tie 3. New England (9-5) East leaders (6-4 conf record, 0.424 SoV) will win the div with win/tie OR Miami loss/tie 4.