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.
The comparisons of Jon Gruden to the possessed doll Chucky from the movie Child's Play have been reinvigorated since Gruden was announced as the new Oakland Raiders coach earlier this week. Cable was named head coach the following season and posted a 17-27 mark over parts of three seasons at the helm.
Cable had been the Seahawks' offensive line coach and assistant head coach from 2011 until Wednesday, when he was sacked.
Cable's tenure included allegations of physical abuse. The NFL did not punish Cable, but Davis cited the allegations at a press conference following Cable's firing, saying he'd withheld pay from Cable during the 2010 season due to resulting litigation. He was replaced as head coach by Hue Jackson.
That will mean a reunion between the Seahawks and Cable for the Seattle-Oakland game in London next October 14. Though Cable uses a zone-blocking scheme that fell out of favor with fans and analysts given the powerful construction of Oakland's offensive line, Cable has been around the league long enough to adapt his schemes to match personnel. He finished the season with 891 yards but is not necessarily a lock to return next season.
Bennett will work with new offensive coordinator Greg Olson and Gruden to help right an offense that struggled to find any consistency in 2017.