Jon Gruden was the Raiders head coach in the late 1990s when he pushed for the signing of veteran quarterback Rich Gannon. That stands as the franchise’s best free-agent signing, though a player signed by ousted general manager Reggie McKenzie is given Gannon a run for the title. In 2015, McKenzie was faced with 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."