It has been almost a full year since Jon Gruden was hired as the Raiders head coach, in a move that sent the team’s fan base into a full-blown frenzy that seemed destined to last for a long time. In retrospect, not only was that the high point of the year, but it passed as
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."