Raiders got their man in OL coach Tom Cable

Raiders got their man in OL coach Tom Cable

Oakland's new coach, Jon Gruden, gained the nickname "Chucky" for his likeness to the demonic children's doll from the slasher movie Child's Play.

It was a special day, as hordes of media members, and north of 50 Raiders alumni filled up the team's performance, center anxious to see the newest leader of the coaching staff.

According to Michael Lombardi and the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Raiders are set to hire Tom Cable as their offensive line coach.

Cable has spent the last seven seasons working as the assistant head coach/offensive line coach for the Seattle Seahawks before being dismissed on Wednesday.

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News of the franchise's pursuit of Gruden broke before the team had even fired Jack Del Rio and raised questions as to whether the Raiders had complied with the Rooney Rule, which requires an organization to hold a meaningful interview with at least one minority candidate when considering a head coach. At training camp in 2009, defensive assistant Randy Hanson sustained a broken jaw and accused Cable of assault.

The Merced, Ca. native got his first National Football League coaching job in 2006, when he was named the Atlanta Falcons' offensive line coach.

Offensive line coach was a top priority as Gruden built a staff. Cable is known for using a zone blocking scheme, though it remains uncertain what he'll use in Oakland with a powerful, expensive offensive front locked in place save the right tackle spot.

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