Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock deserve major props for many of the offseason moves they made. Fortunately for them, those successes helped overshadow their three sizable missteps. Topping the list, without question, of the three worst offseason moves made by Gruden and Mayock was the trade of third- and fifth-round
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."