Just because the Raiders season is lost in terms of the postseason, that doesn’t mean that head coach Jon Gruden has shut it down early. Quite the opposite. He wisely has approached the final half of the season as an opportunity to get a jump on his second massive roster overhaul. The first overhaul occurred
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."