The Raiders already knew who they were playing next season, and where. On Thursday, they learned the date and time of each of their 16 regular-season games. Suffice, head coach Jon Gruden’s first season back in his second stint with the Raiders won’t take long to heat up. The league office pitted the Raiders against
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."