If you give Jon Gruden long enough, he’ll play up the virtues of every team in the AFC West and offer up numerous reasons why the Broncos, Chiefs and Chargers are going to be tough to beat. Deep down, Gruden knows that two things trump all: coaching and quarterback. To that end, the Raiders have
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."