Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is a get-to-the-point-kind-of guy, especially when he has a football game to prepare for. Imagine his lack of interest in small talk when he has a month-and-a-half to prepare for a season? Yet, that’s what he and his coaching staff are faced with, as 90 players or so make their
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."