Long-time starting quarterback Andy Dalton has been benched, No. 1 wide receiver A.J. Green is too injured to play and no team has a worse record or point differential. Yet, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden isn’t buying into the notion that his team’s upcoming game against the winless Cincinnati Bengals is a walkover. No, Gruden
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."