Raiders head coach Jon Gruden no doubt is thrilled that his team entered the bye week at 3-2. Few outside the organization would have expected the Raiders to boast of a winning record after a daunting stretch of games to begin the season. Yet, here they are, win a winning record, one game behind the
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."