A little more than three weeks together in Napa did plenty to bring the Raiders together under first-year head coach Jon Gruden and his mostly new coaching staff. Gruden and his assistants learned a lot about their players, especially how they perform in pads and a game. Yet, there’s plenty of work to do before
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."