The Raiders defense is going to get a pretty good opportunity to see how far it has come along early on, as the Raiders play teams with four of the better quarterbacks in the league in their exhibition games. Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions invade the Oakland Coliseum for the teams’ exhibition opener, with
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."