John Herrera, a senior executive with the Raiders, said Monday that the team remains undecided on Tom Cable‘s status for the 2010 season, and the talks between the coach and owner Al Davis are ongoing.
Herrera said the team isn’t operating on any timetable in regards to the matter, and Cable and Davis continue to have regular discussions to sort out an array of topics, which also have included staff.
Herrera said there are other topics “on their agenda” for Cable and Davis to sort through, and the team is comfortable at the pace under which they are operating.
“We don’t have anything to report yet,” Herrera said in regards to whether Cable would or would not stay as the Raiders’ coach. “We are continuing our process, and there are a lot of things to cover. It’s an ongoing process, and when we reach a conclusion and a resolution about how we are going to proceed, we will make an announcement.”
According to Herrera, Cable is at the team’s facility daily and has meetings with various other team officials, including Davis, as would be the norm during the offseason. Herrera said he was unsure if Cable was traveling to the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., this week, but the coach was at team headquarters in Alameda, Calif., on Monday, and more discussions are planned as the Raiders work toward solidifying their staff for next season.
The Raiders hired Mike Waufle as their new defensive line coach last week. Waufle had coached in Oakland in the past and also worked with Cable during their time in the college ranks.
Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson spent several days in Oakland last week meeting with Davis and others, and he could end up as the offensive coordinator there, regardless of the head coach. Jackson also spent time coaching with Cable in college.