It’s not just the 53-man roster that Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has to rebuild this offseason. His coaching staff has taken several hits, as well, with the latest being the defection of defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley to the University of Tennessee. Ansley reportedly has been hired by the Volunteers to be their co-defensive
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."