The NFL has changed a great deal since Raiders head coach Jon Gruden’s first stint with the silver-and-black started more than 20 years ago. Yet, he still clings to many of the beliefs preached and used by late-owner Al Davis. In fact, Gruden’s current team is built in such a way that Davis would approve
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."