Raiders coach Jon Gruden talks up so many players that it’s hard to keep track, or to take seriously. Yet, it’s clear that he nailed the decision to keep unproven tight end Darren Waller over veteran Jared Cook this offseason. Cook was fresh from a season in which he posted career-highs in receptions, yards and
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."