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 NFL.com’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.