Just how far the Raiders have to go to become a Super Bowl-contending team and just how much work it’s going to take Jon Gruden and his staff to reach that point remains to be seen. But, suffice that Gruden has a pretty fair idea of where his team is lacking and the areas 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."