Anyone that thinks Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has given up on this season and is making moves to set up future seasons doesn’t understand the dynamics of an NFL locker room or grasp what doing so would entail. Sure, it might look like Gruden kind of threw in the towel when he traded star
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."