Regardless what Raiders head coach Jon Gruden does, he’s forever going to be criticized for trading defensive end Khalil Mack before he had coached his first game this season. There are other offseason moves that Gruden whiffed on, too, but he deserves credit for a sizable list of players that he identified as worthy of
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."