Detroit Lions interested in Tom Cable for head coaching job

Oct 17, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

On the heels of firing Jim Schwartz, the Detroit Lions are in need of a head coach.

Rumors have linked them to a handful of popular candidates, but one name has emerged today that nobody expected – Tom Cable. Yes, that Tom Cable, who spent two plus seasons aboard a sinking Oakland Raiders ship.

Cable, who’s likely more famous for allegedly breaking the jaw of a fellow coach (Randy Hanson) than his on the field results is apparently a candidate for the Detroit Lions head coaching job, this according to both Dave Birkett and’s Ian Rapoport:

I hear the Detroit Lions have interest in Seahawks assistant head coach Tom Cable for their HC position. Would add a power element to Lions offense.

Cable is well known for elite line skills but his ability to man the day in, day out rigors of heading a team left a lot to be desired during his tenure in Oakland so the interest seems to be a bit odd.

Detroit has yet to formally request an interview from the Seahawks.

Topics: Detroit Lions, Tom Cable

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  • Ron Grummer

    As a 12, I would almost enjoy seeing Bevell go to the Vikes as an HC, but I’d hate to lose both Cable and Bevell. Cable has been instrumental in building an Oline persona (if not a great Oline) With better than average consistency and depth, but no consistent starter dominance. It would be tough to lose both of these key offensive coaches as well as possibly Quinn.
    Ah well,…In Pete we Trust, and blessed is John, the talented scout!
    Go ‘Hawks!!

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