ESPN’s Mike Sando on the possibility of Tom Cable as an offensive coordinator

Jan 10, 2018, 1:01 PM | Updated: 3:06 pm
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Following a report that the Seahawks had fired offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, ESPN’s Mike Sando recalled that a source of his had speculated in December that Seattle’s offensive line coach Tom Cable would be a potential replacement.

The Seahawks have since announced the firing of Cable, but the murmurings of a potential move make it an interesting consideration when it comes to Cable’s future elsewhere.

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Sando joined Danny O’Neil and Gee Scott on 710 ESPN Seattle Wednesday morning to share his thoughts on the likelihood of the move. Listen to the full interview here.

“We’re just spit-balling on a lot of this stuff,” Sando cautioned. “You talk through a lot of things – it’s not really a report, you don’t just say it all, because it may not be true. But you connect dots a lot.

“Once Darrell Bevell was fired I just went back through my notes and was like, ‘I remembered that.’ I remembered we were talking about one of the (contact’s) theories that the palace intrigue here (was that) Tom Cable would maybe ascend to that role.”

A lack of external candidates also drives that speculation.

“You start looking at who else is out there: Mike McCoy, Jim Bob Cooter, Rob Chudzinski – and who knows, maybe he would be a fit for Carolina. You just start running out of guys.”

Asked about the possible impetus for Bevell’s dismissal, Sando said sometimes a need for change itself – regardless of performance – is the biggest factor in a coaching decision.

“Remember: a high percentage of moves in the NFL are made for the wrong reasons,” Sando said. “It’s not always about improving, it’s about doing something different. We see that happen all the time… so first and foremost, I think they’re making a change.”

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