Tom Cable Is the New Seahawks Assistant/Line Coach; Let's Hope He Doesn't Punch Anyone

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After firing offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates earlier on Tuesday, the Seahawks soon followed with the news that they'd hired former Raiders head coach Tom Cable as assistant head coach and line coach. Here's hoping no one gets punched.

Cable, who's actually a local boy, a 1982 Snohomish High School graduate, comes with some baggage. He supposedly punched assistant coach Randy Hanson and broke his jaw shortly after he was hired in Oakland, though no charges were ever filed.

Women who've dated and/or been married to him also say he's beaten them.

His ex-wife Sandy Cable once warned ESPN:

"He's going to hurt somebody. He's going to hurt somebody more so than he's done with Randy Hanson. More than what he's done with me. More than what he's done with anybody else. It's gonna continue."

With lawsuits stemming from both the punching of Hanson and the alleged domestic violence by his ex-lovers--each of which names both Cable and the Oakland Raiders in the filing--Cable's former boss, team owner Al Davis, saw him as a liability.

As Sports Illustrated notes on Tuesday night, Davis even been docking $20,000 per paycheck from Cable as a kind of insurance against his pending lawsuits.

But besides that, he's a great coach!

That is, if going 4-12 and 5-11 as the Raiders line coach, then 5-11 and 8-8 as their head coach is considered great (though, in fairness, 8-8 was the best the Raiders have done since '03).

In any case, welcome to Seattle, coach!

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