It’s been a little more than four months since Jon Gruden was hired to be the Raiders head coach. In a little less than four months, he will get to see just how good his made-over team is and learn more about whether his rebuild is going to need more than one offseason. For now,
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."