Every team has its share of question marks that hang around like an ominous cloud, causing coaches to lose sleep, fans to fear the worst and general managers to hold their breath. Raiders first-year head coach Jon Gruden has three doozies that he is dying to find out if they turn out in his favor.
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."