First Clive Walford, then Jihad Ward. On Thursday, it was safety Obi Melifonwu’s turn to discover that first-year head coach Jon Gruden isn’t very fond of general manager Reggie McKenzie draft picks not named Derek Carr, Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper. At some point, McKenzie’s going to be the one shown the door by Gruden.
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."