In for a penny, in for a pound. That seems to be the mind-set of Raiders first-year head coach Jon Gruden, who has made establishing a potent run game a priority since he was hired three months ago. Gruden targeted Marshawn Lynch as the running back he wanted to build his run game around, so
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."