Closing the gap, catching and passing the AFC West’s dominant team isn’t anything new to Raiders head coach Jon Gruden. He accomplished the feat during his first tenure with the team. However, this time it’s going to be much more difficult than it was the first time. Gruden was hired to be the Raiders head
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."