Every NFL coach enters training camp with a laundry list of things that he hopes to accomplish, while knowing that things seldom turn out just as expected. Raiders coach Jon Gruden is no different as he prepares to preside over a training camp for the first time since 2009. Were Gruden to post his list
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."