For those unfamiliar with Jon Gruden’s coaching philosophy, excuse-making is frowned upon in a big way. Make a mistake, own it, fix it, don’t make it again. Commit a penalty, don’t blame the officials. Learn from the call, avoid similar transgressions. Given that, it’s quite interesting to hear some of the stuff floating around, long
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."