In the fourth quarter of the Raiders' 38-31 loss last Sunday to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Raiders faced a Third and 3 and then Fourth and 3. Kyle Boller was then temporarily under center for the injured Jason Campbell and the Raiders went to the air to try and pick up the crucial first down. He ended up throwing an interception. After the game, Tom Cable was asked about the merit of the play selection in that sequence made by offensive coordinator, Hue Jackson. "I don’t know,’’ Cable said. "That’s not for me to decide right now.
It certainly is not a ringing endorsement and it caught the eye of Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole. Cole went on to publish an article holding the premise that the Raiders are collapsing and he cited an internal strife between Hue Jackson and Tom Cable as the impetus of their demise. In the article, Cole states that a source inside the team stated that Cable was unhappy with the decision to bring in Jackson to replace him as the offensive play-caller and since then "people close to Jackson have privately accused Cable of trying to undercut the coordinator." Cole then goes onto say that, "Jackson has been so unhappy with the situation that associates have been pushing him for a number of openings in the pro and college ranks, including for the University of Miami job."
Cole is a reputable reporter. One that Bay Area fans likely know from being the first to report of the 49ers' unhappiness with Jimmy Rae's performance as offensive coordinator. Reports that were denied by head coach Mike Singletary until Raye was fired.
These reports are also being refuted by a head coach. On Monday, when asked about any possible riff between himself and Jackson Cable said,