If Jon Gruden had his way, all his time between games would be spent diagramming offensive plays, scripting plays for the upcoming opponent and looking for ways to exploit defenses. Yet, with his own team struggling to stop opposing offenses from imposing their will upon the Raiders defense game after game, Gruden is spending more
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."