Oakland’s Tom Cable has a lot on his plate ; not only is he the Raiders’ interim head coach, but he’s the offensive line coash and he’s calling all of the offense’s plays, too. The Sacramento Bee points out Cable has much experience in multitasking, having coached the OL and selected the plays for Idaho for three seasons…during which time they compiled an 11-35 record.
Perhaps with this heavy burden in mind, Jim Fassel has graciously composed a handwritten letter (no fan of laptops, eh?) to
Grandpa Al Lewis Davis. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen claims the former Giants head coach “expressed his respect and admiration for Davis and his desire to coach the embattled franchise”, and while Fassel might be a more credible choice than say, giving Art Shell a third try, let’s consider if there any other jobs in America less attractive one might plead for? Drummer and/or personal valet for JD & The Straight Shot comes to mind (sorry, Steve Mills), but let’s also wonder what possible purpose was served by the above story being leaked to Mortensen. It’s been a rough few years professionally for Fassel, who followed a firing at the hands of Brian Billick with coming up short during interviews for the Redskins vacancy, and other than dressing up as Wally Backman for Halloween, there are few things he could’ve done to invite greater ridicule than be portrayed as begging for the Oakland gig.