The Raiders already closed the gap on the New England Patriots simply by upgrading their coaching staff, with head coach Jon Gruden replacing Jack Del Rio and Paul Guenther taking over for Ken Norton Jr./John Pagano. But there’s still a considerable gap. The fastest way for the Raiders to close that gap between them and
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."