Jon Gruden is many things besides being the Raiders head coach. Many of those play in to how he goes about his job of getting the most out of players. Above all, being a button-pusher non-pareil is one of his singular greatest attributes. That was on full display Tuesday, when Gruden all but anointed safety
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."