Photo by Brian Marchiano Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock are hell-bent upon closing the considerable gap between their team and the AFC West-dominating Kansas City Chiefs. At this rate, it’s not going to take as long as expected, especially with the way the Chiefs are expediting the process. 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."