There is all kinds of buzz surrounding the NFL coaching carousel, even before Week 17 arrives on New Year’s Eve. One prominent name that could be on the chopping block is Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano and, in fact, the whispers are increasing in volume to the point where names are being tossed out as potential replacements.
Mike Silver of NFL Network presented one on Saturday and it comes in the form of Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable.
Cable would not exactly be a flashy hire, but he does have a strong pedigree, especially in the running game, and the Colts could certainly use the help in protecting Andrew Luck. His claim to fame prior to joining Seattle was as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders from 2008 through 2010 and, while he posted an ugly 17-27 record, Cable is respected in the industry.
Beyond that, he worked alongside Colts vice president of player personnel Ed Dodds during Cable’s tenure in Seattle and that tie could prove to be important in the coming days. It is (very) important to note that Silver is not reporting Cable as a front-runner but “serious consideration” could be an interesting description and it is definitely something to monitor in the coming days.
He has been with the Seahawks since 2011 and so he was part of the team that won Super Bowl XLVIII that was a total domination of the Broncos in a 43-8 rout.