Jon Gruden rejoined the Raiders with his head, notebooks and tape player chock full of ideas on how to build a better NFL team. He has studied myriad offenses, defenses and every player with pro potential to the point of exhaustion. Nine years after his last NFL go-round, Gruden is eager to see how what
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."