Dave Razzano was hired by head coach Jon Gruden soon after Gruden rejoined the Raiders in January. His role was described as director of football research, though it’s difficult to gauge just what that entails. What is clear is, he has Gruden’s ear and confidence and the inside track to replace recently fired general manager
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."