Jon Gruden made it clear during last season’s face-plant that massive change was on the horizon and that he couldn’t wait to put his stamp on the team. That time came during this offseason. As the Raiders prepare to kick off their 2019 training camp, 26 of the 53 players that Gruden hand-picked out 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."