Soon after Jon Gruden was hired to be the Raiders head coach, he shot down speculation about whether he would be able to coexist with the likes of running back Marshawn Lynch and quarterback Derek Carr and backed it up with his actions. That’s enough to suggest the Gruden is the kind of coach that
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."