Jon Gruden’s first pass at remaking the Raiders roster has been nothing like taking a little off the top, so to speak. His initial crack at breathing new life into the Raiders starting lineup can be better likened to a full-on shearing. Look no further than the special teams for a prime example. As of
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."