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Oakland Raiders: Is The Losing Really All Tom Cable's Fault?
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Tom Cable deserves some of the blame for the losing, but not all of it.

Tom Cable is four games into his second full season as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders. The honeymoon is clearly over, and many in Raider Nation are calling for his head.

When you're 1-3, it's difficult to defend the head coach. That isn't what I'm trying to do.

There have been a lot of writers and fans suggesting that Cable should be let go due to the poor performance of the Raiders thus far in 2010.

Upon reading articles from my Bleacher Report colleagues, most of which I respect a great deal and consider friends, I felt compelled to forgo writing my weekly game plan article to write this.

I have no problem citing Cable's failures, but I do not agree with blaming him for things that are not his doing. I feel it's critical to determine what is, and what isn't, Cable's fault to set the record straight.

Let's have a look at what Cable should be blamed for, and for what he is being wrongly criticized...

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