Raiders owner Mark Davis wanted Jon Gruden back as head coach so badly that he fired Jack Del Rio and ponied up $100 million. In turn, it was expected that Gruden would restore credibility to the once-dominant franchise and put an end to the dysfunction that permeated the building. Instead, not much has changed in
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."