If things go well with first-round draft pick Kolton Miller, he will be the Raiders starting left offensive tackle for a decade or more. If Miller does really well from the outset, it won’t be long before incumbent Donald Penn is the next veteran shown the door by first-year head coach Jon Gruden. Gruden drafted
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."