So much tends to be made of a team’s free-agent signings in mid-March, which sometimes holds up. It’s worth noting that oftentimes the best offseason moves don’t take place until long after the smoke from the initial rush has cleared. Such was the case with the Raiders last offseason, when head coach Jon Gruden and
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."