Photo by USA Today Slowly but surely, teams arrived at the same conclusion as Raiders head coach Jon Gruden; that good pass rushers are hard to find. Hence, it comes as no surprise that four teams slapped the franchise tag on their top pass rushers Monday, one day ahead of the league deadline to tender
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."