Head coach Jon Gruden had high expectations for running back Josh Jacobs from the time he made the Alabama standout a Raider in the draft last week. In light of season-ending injury to Isaiah Crowell, Gruden is counting upon Jacobs even more, and he won’t be disappointed, based upon a detailed scouting report. The long-time
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."