Signing 35-year-old linebacker Derrick Johnson was one of the many moves by Jon Gruden that backfired last season, and that’s without taking into account Gruden saying the signing would make the Chiefs “real mad.” One year later, Gruden still is searching for some linebackers that can make a difference in games. and some just became
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."