Raiders running back Josh Jacobs last season silenced those who wondered whether he could handle a full workload in the NFL. Yet, he still wasn’t able to make it through the entire season without suffering a serious injury. Hence, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is hell-bent upon making sure that he has capable backs in
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."