For as good as Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack is, he can only be so effective if he isn’t surrounded, or at least complemented, by other impact players. Making this happen is a top priority for the new coaching regime. Mack was the league’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2016 and graded out well
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."