Soon after he was hired by the Raiders, head coach Jon Gruden picked up the phone and made official the offer that he had extended to Paul Guenther during an earlier conversation to be the team’s defensive coordinator. Therefore, it’s understandable that Gruden has been extra patient as Guenther struggles to recapture the success he
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."