Jon Gruden has a blueprint for what he wants the Raiders to look like and he wants them to play. Yet, it’s taking him longer than most expected to put it all together. His third offseason gives him another opportunity to close the gap on the league’s elite teams. Doing so will require Gruden and
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."