Soon after the Raiders hired Jon Gruden as the replacement for the fired Jack Del Rio, RaidersSnakePit.com cautioned that no more than 10 players were on solid ground in terms of keeping their starting jobs. By the time he is through, that number might turn out to have been a tad conservative. Barely two months
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."