Just as Raiders owner Mark Davis allows head coach Jon Gruden full control over football decisions, Gruden gives defensive coordinator Paul Guenther a strong voice in deciding which players populate the Raiders defense. That’s why so many of Guenther’s former players with the Cincinnati Bengals have made their way to the Raiders since Guenther arrived
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."