If Jon Gruden were in his first stint with the Raiders, he would be on the verge of welcoming wide receiver John Ross to his team. Whether he wanted Ross or not. There’s simply no way that late-owner Al Davis would have been able to pass on the opportunity to acquire the speedy Ross, who
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."