Head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock aren’t shy about admitting that the Raiders are a ways away from being a Super Bowl contender and that there’s plenty of work to do. However, it’s worth pointing out that some of the foundation has been formed. That’s a far cry from where the Raiders
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."