Not being able to meet with and work with their players has to be taking a toll on football-crazed head coaches such as Jon Gruden and Andy Reid. Ultimately, though, it’s going to work to their advantage. Not just in the AFC West, either. Overall. Sure, Gruden and Reid would love to have convened with
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."