Having Mike Mayock in the front office is a boon to the Raiders and head coach Jon Gruden, if for not other reason than Gruden lacked someone he respected or listened to last year when it came to personnel. It remains to be seen how much value Mayock brings to the Raiders in terms of
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."