Colleague Bill Williamson wrote earlier today about how Rich Gannon deciding not to pursue a spot on Jon Gruden’s coaching staff is a good thing. I respectfully disagree. Williamson makes some good points. However, having covered Gannon during his entire six-year career with the Raiders, I have no doubt that current Raiders starting quarterback Derek
Steve has covered the Raiders in some capacity since their return to Oakland in 1995. He was the full-time beat writer from 1997-2010. for the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News and covered more than 400 NFL games, including four Super Bowls. He also is the co-author of a recently released book titled "Al Davis: Behind the Raiders Shield."