No baggage there.
Lions reportedly interested in Tom Cable as HC
I'm glad this will most likely be the final sports rumor I hear of 2013... Goodbye.
At present, Tom Cable is the offensice line / assistant head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. He was also the Idaho head coach from 2000 to 2003 and the Raiders head coach from 2008 to 2010, if I am not mistaken. He's had many other jobs in the college and professional ranks, most of them as an OL coach.
You've pretty much summed up Cable's career. Minus a punch here and there.
As I've said in a previous thread, Hoke reminds me a lot of Tom Cable. Both are line coaches who have ascended the coaching ranks. Neither are know for their strategy or coaching acumen. They are mostly know for their love of coaching linemen.
Rod Marinelli loved coaching linemen too. We all know that worked out well.
Rod Marinelli was given a tricycle and was told to win the Indy 500.
True. But he also couldn't win a soap box derby race with said tricycle.
Sure. But Millen gave him square wheels.
I miss Rod. He knew how to lose with dignity.
Yeah, he got a lot of practice.
For a team with discipline problems. Didn't he punch his assistant coach in Oakland.
Yes he did, and he would be a downgrade from Jim Schwartz.
He'd be a downgrade from Don McCafferty, and he's been dead for about 40 years.
Oh please don't bring McCafferty into this, he gave me fleeting hope as a boy and to this day I have occasionally dwelt on what might have been...
You're going to hear a ton of names for the next two weeks, 90% of them you should pay no attention to. For example, Jim Caldwell's name came up today, and he's likely not anywhere near a serious candidate.
Jim Caldwell might be a token interview, but that's it.
this is the worst news in Lions history since ... well... actually they have a lot of bad news.
The worst news in Lions history was the day they brought Dayrl Rogers to the podium and announced he was the new head coach and then they didn't say "Ha Ha Just Kidding". The only thing that could be worse than that is if they hire John L.
Could you imagine if John L. slapped Suh in a postgame presser.....
Id say the worst news in Lions history, in my lifetime, is Barry Sanders retiring. Anything else is a distant second.
Barry Sanders was the compensation for hiring Darryl Rogers and becoming the laughing stock of the league. His retirement was the punishment for firing Wayne Fontes - the best Lions coach of my memory (maybe second behind Gary "Those Who Stay Will Be Champions" Moeller).
but in my mind Schwartz should have been retained. I'm 52, and he's the best coach the Lions have had in my lifetime. Don't make me laugh with all the Fontes talk.
Schwartz took an 0-16 team to the playoffs in what, two or three years, and they should have made it this year too. At least the team has been exciting to watch. Marinelli, Mariucci, Morninweg...holy shit what a parade of clowns in my lifetime. And they'll hire another such moron too, 'cuz we all know they won't actually pay for a proven coach.
Gary Moeller is the ONLY Lions coach with a winning record since 1973.
He also won almost as many games (4) in the 7 games he coached as Mornhinweg won (5) in the next 32.
Billy Sims was the compensation for hiring good ole Daryl. And of course billy blew out his knee after a few great years thus sending the lions back to the drawing board.
They should just bring back Wayne. The Lions still sucked then but at least they were fun. All the coaches who think they are serious and they can actually do something just end up angry and bitter and make watching the Lions dreadful. Then they crack like Bobby Ross. I'd put Schwartz in the Ross category. The last memory is giving the fans the f bomb.
Cable managed to lead some preeeeeetty bad Raiders teams to 8-8 records. I always tohught it was ridiculous the Raiders fired him given the talent they gave him and the results he got.
8-8 records would be pretty good. That's what the Lions were when they were good.
It was an Al Davis roster built for 1970's football. Not to mention Tom Cable had to deal with two years of JaMarcus Russell.
He used his time as coach of the Lions to think that Michigan re-hired him and he pretended to be Bo.
And he can say in the press conference that it's all about those kids and how proud he is of them.
These are the Lions fergodssakes!
Or it could be fun to see Brian Kelly with perpetual sunburn
Of course they are.
Would be a good fit for this team. This is a no nonsense no bullshit kind of guy
No thank you.
May the Schwaaaaaartz be with you.
Sounds like the kind of guy the Lions like to hire.
Why not just sell the team to Al Davis?
This certainly can't be a serious question.
Because the selling party is mentally incompetent and the purchasing party is dead. My Contracts professor would call that a "voidable" transaction.
They fired him for going 8-8. I don't know if he's that great of a coach, but I thought it was stupid to do that at the time. I don't think they've had a .500 record since.
If Jim Caldwell is a serious candidate the Lions deserve to lose every game next year. They have a team loaded with talent and built to win now. If they hire anyone less than a proven winner or star up and comer they are out of their minds.
Cable would be a great hire. Look closer Don.
Brian Kelly would actually be a good coach for them.
Are one of the worst run orgs in the nfl, especially the last 30 years or so. If they DONT screw this whole process up it would be a shock. I suspect like someone already mentioned, for the next two weeks you are going to hear about a lot of coaches they want to interview etc. I have no idea. Who they'll wind up with, my guess though would be Whisenhunt from San Diego, who I think could be a good hire, quite possibly the best the lions could get.
They would be the first co-head coaches in history, with an added bonus that both have been charged with domestic violence complaints. They're large, beefy line coaches who would excel at ripping their shirts off and challenging their players to impromptu wrestling matches in the locker room.
Cable would be a GREAT hire. He did well at oakland based on what he had