Given Jon Gruden’s many curious moves since he was hired to coach the Raiders a second time 14 months ago, it wouldn’t surprise many outside of the Carr family if he drafted a quarterback early in the first round next month. However, it’s still a long-shot that Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock go that
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."