Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has a long list of sayings at the ready whenever asked a question. For instance, he is fond of saying that availability is the best kind of ability in the NFL. To that end, right offensive tackle Trent Brown is someone that caused Gruden a certain level of frustration last
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."