According to Rapoport, those close to Cable view him as the NFL's most misunderstood assistant, given the incident in Oakland.
"(Cable is a) really good motivator," one Seattle source told Rapoport. "Strong with his beliefs. A really good teacher."
After firing Schwartz, Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand discussed the desire for a coach that can "change the culture" of their team.
The Lions' brass said previous head coaching experience is one of the criteria used in finding Schwartz's replacement, but it won't be the main characteristic considered.