Head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock no doubt are thrilled by the Raiders’ surprise success this season, but they are more excited about the prospect of the team having sustained success as a result of the way the team is being built. To that end, nearly all of the team’s top players
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."