49ers Targeting Tom Cable, Others For HC Job

Josh McDaniels isn’t the only candidate on the 49ers’ list. The team is also looking to bring in Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable, Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn, Jaguars interim coach Doug Marrone, and Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, according to CSNBayArea.com’s Matt Maiocco.

The Jets interviewed Cable for their head coaching vacancy before the 2015 season, but he did not receive any interviews last offseason. Cable, of course, offers head coaching experience after nearly three years at the helm in Oakland. From 2008-2010, the Raiders went 17-27 under Cable and never finished higher than third in the AFC West.Tom Cable (vertical)

Meanwhile, the top GM candidates right now are Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio, Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard, ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, Vikings assistant GM George Paton, and Seahawks co-player personnel directors Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer.

CEO Jed York and executive vice president of football operations Paraag Marathe are leading the search to fill both vacancies. After witnessing years of discord between former coach Jim Harbaugh and former GM Trent Baalke (and perhaps some disagreement between Baalke and recent ex-coach Chip Kelly), the 49ers may opt for a ready-made GM/coach combo like McDaniels and Caserio. McDaniels appears to be one of the hottest coaching candidates on the market this offseason and Caserio has been viewed as a rising front office star for the last couple of years.

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  1. caseyrlovitt@gmail.com

    As a raiders fan, I do not see the appeal. As a football fan who watches the Seattle O-line, I do no see the appeal.

    • 24TheKid

      Cable isn’t the one the signs, trades and drafts the line, he is forced to work with what he is given. Seattle has the lowest amount of payroll given to the offensive line in football by a lot, and the only starter on the line that would start elsewhere is Britt. Cable has done a good job of making somthing out of literally nothing.

      • caseyrlovitt@gmail.com

        I get that, completely. But I just don’t see Tom Cable turning this team around. They should grab the GM first and let him decide. I like the idea of both patriots dudes coming in.

      • whereslou

        Cable does have a say who they bring in though. He is the one that wants guys with attitudes and not guys that have to have OL experience. He thinks he can make anyone into an OL so a lot of the OL problems are his making. I would like to see him take OL with attitude and make them better than guys that have never played and try to make them into something they have never been. Guys like Fant even though he has improved immensely should never be our LT. He had so far to go. Because of this I would not mind seeing Cable go, but if Pete and John would draft some OL and work them into the mix there would be nobody better to teach them. If he does go hopefully he takes Bevell with him that would help the team a lot.

  2. dstuart

    Yeah, lets hire the guy that punched one of his assistants at a team meeting and compiled a 17-27 record as a head coach, That’ll turn this ship around! Brilliant move.

  3. Mark

    From Seahawks fans everywhere i say you should definitely hire Tom Cable. Best OLine coach in the league. We’ll throw in Bevell at no extra charge

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