It’s going to take some fans, and even some Raiders players, awhile to get over new head coach Jon Gruden cutting popular punter Marquette King. The Raiders, meanwhile, won’t have much difficulty finding a suitable replacement at punter, even though King was among the best in the league. Finding a new kicker and punter isn’t
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."