Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock are obsessed with closing the gap on the AFC West-dominant Kansas City Chiefs. On Thursday, they got their first look at what they are up against this season. Hey, at least the Raiders have an edge at punter. The Chiefs spent a considerable amount of
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."