Much was made about the hiring of head coach Jon Gruden in January. Perhaps just as surprising was, Gruden opted for an almost complete overhaul of his coaching staff, including all three coordinators. Of note, Gruden had worked with offensive coordinator Greg Olson and special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia during his seven seasons with the
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."