It’s been a long, miserable wait for head coach Jon Gruden, the Raiders and their fans, but the payoff for trading away Oakland’s best defensive player and arguably best offensive player is on the horizon. Not a moment too soon, either, given the dearth of talent in RaidersLand these days. In a little more than
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."