In terms of preparation for the season and being in shape, Khalil Mack not showing up for voluntary offseason workouts Monday is not a big deal. But, in terms of what it would have meant for Mack to be there, his absence is a huge deal. Today marks the first day that first-year Raiders coach
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."