Those eager to see Jon Gruden face-plant in his second go-round as the Raiders head coach are quick to pounce on every signing that involves a player 30 years or older. There have been many, to be sure, but there are strong reasons for why Gruden is stockpiling players seemingly at the tail end, if
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."