Raiders head coach Jon Gruden fancies himself an offensive-minded coach. So much so that, upon hiring Greg Olson as his offensive coordinator, Gruden made it clear that he would be the one calling plays. Based upon how the playoffs turned out to this point, it’s evident that Gruden has some catching up to do with
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."