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Coaching support-o-meter, Part 1: Tom Cable

Here we go.

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
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Some folks support Tom Cable more than others. It’s been all over the internet.

So how about a Cable poll? Only if you agree to be handed a few Cable facts. Wouldn’t want you to complete the poll without some data to buttress your opinion. What do you think this is, social media?

Record as head coach: 17-27 with Oakland Raiders. Three third-place finishes.

Full title with the Seattle Seahawks: Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line

Annual Offensive line rankings, by

2011: 19th in run blocking, 24th in pass protection

2012: 4th run, 20th pass

2013: 9th run, 32nd pass (sure ruined that season)

2014: 4th run, 24th pass

2015: 4th run, 30th pass

2016: 26th run, 25th pass (bad combo)

Data. Not just for Starship Enterprises. Interpretation. Not just for dancers. As in, it’s up to you to interpret how much the presence of Healthy Russell Wilson impacted the 2012-2015 numbers. Or other such puzzles.


Pick the response that best describes how you feel about Tom Cable’s performance as a Seahawks assistant head coach and offensive line coach.

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    He has my enthusiastic support
    (268 votes)
  • 34%
    He’s done a solid job; fine but not great; I’ll defend him, but not with passion
    (751 votes)
  • 21%
    Neutral; either the good and the bad cancel each other out, or I don’t have enough data to properly judge
    (468 votes)
  • 21%
    Dissatisfied for the most part; there are problems
    (478 votes)
  • 10%
    It is very hard to understand why they haven’t fired him yet
    (236 votes)
2201 votes total Vote Now

Field Gulls is not a groupthink haven. It is not a pollyannic positive place. It is not run by or frequented in large part by naïve people who cheerlead the front office no matter what. The thread below will prove me right, as FGers will begin to assail Cable’s record while others defend it.

Just try and not get banned today for acting excessively dumb.