A year ago, the popular line of thinking went that the Raiders were just a few key players away from being a Super Bowl-caliber team and that injuries were the biggest potential obstacle between them and taking the final step. Does anyone want to stand behind that stance now? New head coach Jon Gruden didn’t
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."