As difficult as it must have been, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden spent the past three days convincing himself that he didn’t need anymore skill-position players on offense. The time had arrived for Gruden to turn his attention toward his defense. For the third straight day, Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock refrained from drafting
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."