Report: Raiders likely to fire Tom Cable Posted by Michael David Smith on January 4, 2010 9:27 AM ET Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable's seat is getting warm. Steve Corkran of the San Jose Mercury News reports that several people close to Raiders owner Al Davis say he is inclined to fire Cable. Davis hasn't commented publicly. Asked if he is expecting to coach the Raiders in 2010, Cable said: "I am, because I see, and you all see, too, where this team is going, and what we've been able to accomplish in proving some things." . Cable added that he's "pretty sure -- as sure as I can be" that he'll return. The big issue for the Raiders centers around JaMarcus Russell, whom Davis has continued to support as a franchise quarterback of the future. Cable has hinted that he'd rather have someone else at quarterback, and that may make Davis decide he wants someone else at coach. == This is unfair in a way. Cable actually has done a credible job and hitching his job to a waste like Russell is completely wrong. As bad as Jerry Jones is at times, he is not irrational beyond all help. Al Davis most certainly is.