For Head Coach Tom Cable, The Season Just Got More Interesting

Mike WoodsCorrespondent ISeptember 25, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 20:  Head coach Tom Cable of the Oakland Raiders calls plays from the bench during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on September 20, 2009 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

It's probably not the way Cable wanted to start off his new gig. It's certainly not the way he envisioned his first few weeks in office.

Suspect offensive play calling, a team that raises more questions and concerns than a healthcare town hall meeting, and the cherry on top of the cake; a police investigation hanging over his head.

Two games in and the fun is just starting

According to the Napa Valley Register, Cables involvement in an August 5th altercation with assistant Randy Hanson during training camp, will heat up again as police seek Cable out for questioning.

The Raiders organization can't be too happy about this right now. Al Davis cant be to comfortable about this hire.

Furthermore, do we or the players really need to be reminded of this incident again? It's aΒ major distraction to an otherwise focused team.

Although I am quick to assess the incident as nothing more than stupid, I do understand, as should we all,Β  that the story has not been disclosed fully and is still under investigation.

Nobody knows exactly why he sucker punched his assistant, if he in fact did punch him which he vehemently denies, see http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4405681.

There have been numerous reports of what happened, the aforementioned link features eye witnesses telling there account of the incident. One thing seems to be certain though, it was just a disagreement between two testosterone filled men. I'll buy that, heck I've had plenty of brotherly fights with my siblings, some ugly.

Difference between Cable and me, nobody ended up in the hospital.

Cut him so slack though Raider nation. Truth be told, coaching is a very stressful job. Couple that with the added pressure of reviving a once proud franchise in a city starving for something great, and were talking about a guy who probably has to pop pills to make it through the day.

Still, this isn't an amateur boxing league, this is the NFL,and now he has extra pressure, weather he asked for it or not.

Not only will he be judged by how many wins he can generate over the season, but now his credibility will be called into question. How many free agents do you think will want to be coached up by him knowing that he’s being probed for assault?

It also begs the question, what will happen to Cable if he is in fact convicted, will thisΒ  affect the chemistry of the team?

convicted of this incident, Tom Cable could face felony charges, of which he could receive jail time. The NFL will most surely fine him or suspend him.

Maybe the NFL should start having mandatory stress relieving classes Perhaps this will teach hot head coaches how to channel there frustration into productivity on the field.


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