NFL coaches spend inordinate amount of time taking steps to avoid being predictable. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is no different, in that regard, though he can’t hide the fact that he is enamored with veteran wide receivers. Therefore, it’s almost a certainty that Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock will make a serious run
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."