It took longer than expected, but Raiders head coach Jon Gruden finally has the kind of roster he envisioned when he was hired to replace the fired Jack Del Rio in 2018. Gruden had to endure a series of missteps and questionable moves his first season, which was highlighted by his trades of defensive end
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."