For all the criticism Raiders head coach Jon Gruden received for his selections in the 2018 draft, he deserves just as much praise for how well he rebounded in 2019. That came with a lot of help from first-year general manager Mike Mayock, of course, but it’s Gruden that ultimately decides which players the Raiders
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."