Jon Gruden boldly proclaimed to Howie Long on national TV last season that “players are dying to play for the Raiders,” something that would happen once he had the salary-cap space to help make that a reality. Well, he had more money to throw at players this offseason than all but five teams. But, so
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."