Raiders head coach Jon Gruden arrives to work around 4 a.m. General manager Mike Mayock isn’t far behind. Quarterback Derek Carr always is looking for ways to build better chemistry with his receivers and teammates. Then there’s recently acquired wide receiver Antonio Brown, who takes things to another level. Brown is in Hawaii one day
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."