In a perfect world, the Raiders would hit reset at cornerback, with the exception of second-year player Gareon Conley. Problem is, suitable replacements aren’t easy to come by and there is a long line of teams waiting for a shot at those who come available. Sure, Sean Smith played well in the latter part of
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."