It’s only half of one game, but Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has to be pleased with what he has seen from his players in the regular-season opener against the Rams at the Oakland Coliseum. The Raiders came out with the intent of controlling the ball offensively, while preventing the Rams defense from teeing off
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."