A lot has happened since the Raiders last played a game. They hired Jon Gruden to replace the fired Jack Del Rio, who brought in an almost entirely new coaching staff. They bid farewell to long-time fixtures such as Sebastian Janikowski, Jon Condo and Jamize Olawale. Many more players were shown the door, be it
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."