Somewhere along the line, it became accepted that quarterbacks need a lot of time to learn and master Raiders head coach Jon Gruden’s offense before their success manifests itself in victories. That simply isn’t true, based upon fact. Over time, the fallacy has taken on a life of its own and been used as a
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."