Many teams need training camp for more than getting their players in proper shape and well-schooled on the schemes; they need that time to sort out the starting jobs in question. For Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, he is way ahead of the curve in this regard, as he has only five positions up for
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."