Former NFL head coach returning to his old team as an assistant Jeff Gross/Getty Images
SAN DIEGO - DECEMBER 05: Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable looks on from the sideline against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 5, 2010 in San Diego, California. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 28-13. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

According to Ian Rapoport of, Tom Cable is back with the Oakland Raiders.

Rapoport is reporting that Cable, now 53 years old, has re-joined the Raiders and will be serving on Jon Gruden’s staff as offensive line coach.

This is the same position he had with the Seattle Seahawks for multiple seasons. Cable was Seattle’s offensive line coach and run game coordinator from 2011 to 2017, also serving as the Seahawks’ assistant head coach during that time frame. Cable won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks and played a major role in Seattle’s offensive success, especially as it related to the run game.

Sean Wagner-McGough went a bit more in-depth into Cable’s role, via his CBS Sports report:

“Cable joins an offensive staff that will be spearheaded by head coach Jon Gruden, who plans to call plays, and offensive coordinator Greg Olson. Don’t overlook Cable’s role with the team. In 2017, Oakland quarterback Derek Carr finished with the fourth-worst passer rating under pressure (40.8) even though he faced pressure at the third-lowest rate (27.2), according to Pro Football Focus. Russell Wilson, playing behind Cable’s offensive line, faced pressure at the league’s highest rate (41.4).”

It will be interesting to see how Oakland’s offensive line adjusts to Cable, though it is worth noting that he has plenty of experience in the bay. He was Oakland’s offensive line coach in 2007 and for some of 2008 before being tabbed as Lane Kiffin’s replacement four games into the 2008 season.


Cable coached the Raiders to a 4-8 record after Kiffin was fired and was promoted to full-time head coach, a position he held until January of 2011.

He finished his head coaching stint in Oakland with a 17-27 overall record.

Andrew has been a sports writer since 2010, featured on Bleacher Report, 247Sports, Fansided and elsewhere. His work has also been seen on MSN, Forbes and in the LA Times. Andrew coached high school football for five years and writes about football, and just about anything, for Fanbuzz.
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