A Desperate Fan’s Plea To Coach Tom Cable

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Published: September 28, 2009

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... day. Although I appreciate SR’s “It is what it is;” I have to say, “It could’ve been so much better.”

Tom Cable’s decision to pass on two consecutive plays from his own one-yard line set the tone for the game. But it didn’t have to be like that.

Let’s just imagine for a second that we can go back in time. It is 4th-and-goal on the Raiders’ one-yard line. The crowd is pumped when the defense makes the stop. The whole coliseum is rocking.

First down, Raiders from their own one-yard line and the call is a handoff to Darren McFadden. McFadden picks up three yards off right tackle. Second-and-7 from the four, and the call is a dive through the one hole on the left, gaining three yards.

Winded, McFadden goes to the sidelines. Michael Bush comes in. Thi...

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