If you’re Donald Penn, Breno Giacomini or any of a handful of offensive tackle prospects on the Raiders roster, don’t be surprised if your phone rings in the coming days. First-year head coach Jon Gruden isn’t playing around, and he doesn’t care what position you play, how much you make or whether you bleed silver-and-black.
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."