Midway through Jon Gruden’s first season with the Raiders in 2018, he boasted to former Raiders standout defensive lineman Howie Long about how players are “dying to play for the Raiders.” He made it sound as if he would be turning away players. Two years later, the Raiders head coach still has yet to offer
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."