One of the ways head coach Jon Gruden transformed the Raiders from a league laughingstock into a legitimate Super Bowl contender in short fashion during his first tenure was to make them a desired destination. Now in his third offseason with the Raiders in his second tenure, Gruden still hasn’t been able to recapture that
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."