Some assumed that head coach Jon Gruden hiring Tom Cable to take over for Mike Tice as the Raiders offensive line coach also had something to do with running back Marshawn Lynch’s potential return next season. The two subjects aren’t linked at all, a person familiar with the situation said. Gruden simply wants the best
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."