Photo by USA Today Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock have good reason to meet with players that they have little or no interest in drafting three weeks from tonight. The Arizona Cardinals are not in a position where they need to put out smokescreens, given they have the top pick. Hence, with news that the
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."