Running back Marshawn Lynch is slated to earn almost $5.5 million this season, yet first-year head coach Jon Gruden felt compelled to tell the 10-year veteran that he wants him to be all-in, fully committed. Earlier this week, Gruden sent a message to defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. via the media that he wants more
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."