Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and offensive coordinator Greg Olson have been studying the Los Angeles Rams for four-plus months, from the time the league released this season’s regular-season schedule. Much of that time has been spent figuring out a way to succeed against a Rams defense that has been transformed into one of the
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."