Regardless how many items end up on Raiders head coach Jon Gruden’s to-do list for training camp, this season has to seem like a breeze compared to the previous three. In Gruden’s first season, in 2018, he had the weight of star defensive end Khalil Mack’s holdout on his shoulders all offseason and through training
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."