Much has been made about Raiders head coach Jon Gruden’s penchant for populating his roster with veteran players. With good reason, too, but there’s also a youth movement going on at the same time. Look no further than the offensive line for evidence as to Gruden’s willingness to trust young players, provided they produce at
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."