Mark Davis fired Jack Del Rio and then hired Jon Gruden to be the Raiders’ head coach for many reasons, many of which have yet to pan out. Sure, Davis created plenty of buzz when he dumped Del Rio on the heels of turning the Raiders into a legitimate playoff team and hired Gruden to
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."