At this time last year, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock were desperate to infuse their team’s roster with difference-making players. They had the salary-cap space, the draft picks and the shared vision. It was a golden time for Gruden. He talked at length during the 2018 season about how he
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."