Much of the focus on the Raiders’ draft centers on what head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock are going to do with their two first-round picks. Rightfully, so, given the odds of landing impact players are much higher. However, it’s important to remember that Gruden and Mayock enjoyed tremendous success on the
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."