There were several reports circulating yesterday that stated the Detroit Lions had interest in Tom Cable, who is currently the Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach. But according to a source close to Lions official site beat writer Tim Twentyman, the Lions actually don’t have any interest in the former Oakland Raiders head coach.
Cable hasn’t received significant interest as a head coaching candidate this offseason, so it was a bit surprising to hear that the Lions were interested in Cable. He did some good things for the Raiders during his time there and is one of the best offensive line coaches in the NFL, but the Lions don’t need help on the OL. I mean, they have one of the best lines in the league with the likes of Larry Warford.
No, the Lions need a head coach who can work well with quarterbacks, because they need to take Matthew Stafford to the next level with his decision-making and technique. The Lions also need a head coach who is firm but can lead a disciplined squad, and that’s where Cable was lacking with the Raiders due to allegedly breaking a coach’s jaw in Oakland.
The Lions have shown interest in Ken Whisenhunt and Lovie Smith, but their coaching search is definitely wide open and undecided; we barely have any indications right now, especially since Twentyman reported that the Lions aren’t actually interested in Cable.