As Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock enter the offseason in search of answers as to how to transform the Raiders, they would be wise to study the blueprint of how Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch built the 49ers from a 2-14 team into a Super Bowl contender in three seasons. Gruden and Mayock are only
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."