Monday, August 17, 2009


According to Nancy Gay at AOL Fanhouse, Tom Cable punched Defensive Assistant Coach Randy Hanson on August 5th at the Raiders Napa Valley training site. Since Hanson had to go to the emergency hospital with what is being reported as a fractured jaw, the hospital was obligated to report it to the police department as a possible assault.

Just when the Raiders seemed to be having a controversy free, business like training camp, this incident crops up. If Cable did in fact assault Hanson, it was a serious mental meltdown. Whatever Hanson did or said to anger Cable, Cable showed a lack of leadership and judgment in how he conducted himself. These are the type of distractions that a Head Coach is responsible for eliminating not starting himself.

According to Police Lt. McGovern, he considers the matter closed at this point, "unless we are re-contacted by the victim, and the victim changes their mind that they want us to follow through and pursue an investigation. At this point we're not doing anything else with it."

In a surprise twist to this speculative story, Pro Football Talk reports that ESPN has a different take. ESPN backs Cable's denial of sucker punching Hanson. I'm sure this isn't the last we've heard on this story.

I must admit, in today's 24/7/365 "news" cycle, it is easy to be a little too quick on the trigger. I will say this though ... If the real facts paint a far different picture of the alleged incident than the one Nancy Gay posted, she is in for a rude awakening from the Raider Nation. If Gay was factually incorrect about her post AND her "sources" are not credible, I will personally lambaste Gay to no end for irresponsible, damaging, unprofessional, and cowardly journalism. Stay tuned!

From ESPN; "But Cable told ESPN's Mark Schlereth later Monday that no punches were thrown.

That's backed up by what a former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Jeremiah's "reliable source" said that Hanson broke a facial bone when his cheek hit a cabinet in a team meeting room when Cable flipped him out of his chair.

Jeremiah also wrote on his Twitter page that Cable reacted when Hanson spoke profanely to defensive coordinator John Marshall. He rebuked Hanson, then pushed his chair, which caused the injury."


Blogger PantyRaider said...


It's funny Bro but now I remember who Coach cable reminds me of...In the picture you posted he looks almost like Barret Robins' brother...Just look at that expression...I love it...

Now according to some "Mediot" reports he has that same temperament...Next up will be lies about how he's been on mind-altering meds like Prozac or something else and some crazy shit about childhood gang related incidents...One thing for sure is it wont stop here regardless of the contrary reports that come out...

These bitches are just "BirdDogs" without the least amount of respect or conscience or decency..."Poperotsies"...

PantyRaider...Reject The Crap -n- Don't Eat it!!!/_

4:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bottom line there is not another team in the NFL who would have Cable as their head coach. How embarrassing


4:35 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Fiona -

Quite frankly I don't care if any other team would have Cable as their head coach. Cable will get an opportunity this season to show if he has the right stuff.

I also think that you are assuming that you know the facts to the Hanson incident when you don't.

There are many conflicting reports. It is far too early to make any snap judgments about Cable's conduct or his abilities as a head coach.

He did an admirable job as a OL coach for both the Raiders and Falcons. He was extremely successful as an OC for UCLA. As an interim Head Coach last year, he had the Raiders playing passionate team football by the end of the season.

If you want to prejudge Cable without the facts ... knock yourself out.

If you want to prejudge Cable in his first year as the official Head Coach before a single game has been played ... go for it.

You are entitled to your opinion and feeling of embarrassment but I feel quite different about it.

To each their own ...

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cable is a goner how sad, the Raiders are a tragic joke. The haters in the press do not even have to try the raiders do it to themselves they are the laughing stock of the nfl and it is toxic atmosphere. The record don't lie

CJ I know you will disagree with me out of your love for the team but come on name me one commentator, player, coach etc. outside the Riaders organizaiton that has anything nice or complimentary to say.

I am so sad

6:09 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Cable isn't a 'goner'. At worst he will be suspended 2 games.

How the team handles this unfortunate distraction will determine whether or not it will be a successful 2009 campaign.

The conclusions I would draw based on the post below from Raider beat is as follows;

(1) Hanson is a weasel and provoked the incident

(2) Cable used really poor judgment by roughing up Hanson.
From Raider Beat tonight ....

"After a closed door meeting with the players in the secondary Cable met with the coaches and told Hanson not to come to practice.

According to the source, it was in the meeting with the coaches, that included, Cable, defensive coordinator John Marshall, defensive backs coach Lionel Washington and assistant defensive backs coach Willie Brown, Cable allegedly came at Hanson from behind as he was verbally contesting what Marshall had said.

Hanson was knocked out of his chair and into a cabinet, the men fell to the floor where Cable attempted to choke Hanson until they were broken up by the other coaches."

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where did you come up with two game?

4:32 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

RE: 2 game suspension

just speculation ... the commissioner of the NFL has the discretion under the Personal Conduct Policy to suspend players and coaches for behavior that is deemed detrimental to the league's image. A felony assault case would qualify for the commissioner's jurisdiction.

At this point in time, the facts in the Hanson incident have not been established.

However, the NFL is actively investigating the incident and the Napa County Police has an open case.

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fassel Fassel, Green Green, Bueller, Bueller anyone

2:10 PM  

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