Oakland Raiders: Why Tom Cable Won’t Be Back with The Silver and Black

The Oakland Raiders' postseason hopes officially ended on Sunday when the Kansas City Chiefs won their 10th game of the season.

One game remains for the Raiders, and after that Al Davis faces a decision that may have the Raider Nation split.

Should Tom Cable's contract be renewed or should Davis head in a different direction?

There are many out there who believe Cable should be retained because the Raiders have had their best season since 2002 and are improving. 

For argument's sake, I'll go against those thoughts and state my case as to why Cable should be let go after the final game of the season.

When all is said and done, the Raiders will finish with a 7-9 or 8-8 record. While it is the best record the Raiders have had in eight years, it is still average and not good enough to reach the playoffs.

Cable has been on the record saying that the Raiders were an average quarterback away from being a playoff team.

Jason Campbell was average the whole season as he tried to adjust to a new offensive system, young receivers and poor pass protection.

As a matter of fact, Campbell has turned in the best season for a quarterback in a Raiders uniform since Rich Gannon in 2002.

No other quarterback has more wins as a starter or a better quarterback rating than Campbell since Gannon led the Raiders to a Super Bowl.

Cable's impatience with Campbell and comfort with Bruce Gradkowski may have slowed the Raiders' offensive progression down with the indecision at quarterback.

The offensive line was also a major problem for the Raiders in the pass game. Cable was very confident in his abilities to coach the offensive line and the players he had.

Fans saw that Campbell was often hurried and never really had time to establish himself in the pocket.

The Raiders offense sends a lot of their receivers deep on pass plays. That is t...

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