Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock are hopeful that this is the season their team takes flight and leaves behind three years of mediocrity. It’s not going to take long for Gruden and Mayock to find out just how realistic their lofty expectations are, that’s for sure. The league released 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."