Former Raiders Head Coach Returning to Join Gruden's Staff

Former Raiders Head Coach Returning to Join Gruden's Staff

Tom Cable's on the way, albeit in a lesser role.

Here are some of the top moments from Gruden's media session.

The Oakland Raiders have their head coach their new head coach place for the long-term future with Jon Gruden agreeing to a 10-year deal with the team.

The 53-year-old Cable worked as the Raiders offensive line coach in 2007 before becoming the team's interim head coach four games into the 2008 season after Lane Kiffin was sacked. Gruden has served as an ESPN commentator for Monday Night Football during the last nine years, although he previously coached the Raiders (1998-2001) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002-08), amassing a 95-81 record and winning a Super Bowl.

He followed that feat with the now famous quote, "We're not losers anymore".

It also means a reunion in Oakland between Cable and former Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch, who returned to play for the Raiders last season at the age of 31 and remains under contract for next season.

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Oakland went just 17-27 under Cable's direction, and he was sacked after his third season.

Cable is expected to become the offensive line coach for the Oakland Raiders, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Saturday. Then-owner Al Davis fired Cable amid physical abuse allegations, including those involving women. At training camp in 2009, defensive assistant Randy Hanson sustained a broken jaw and accused Cable of assault. One of Cable's accusers sued Cable and named the Raiders as a co-defendant. Davis docked $120,000 of pay from Cable's over the final six games of his tenure amid legal fees.

Cable is a respected position coach, though the Seahawks offensive line has fallen on hard times.

The Seahawks fired Cable along with offensive coordinator Darren Bevell after finishing 9-7 to miss the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

Coach Gruden got things started with his opening statement.

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