Recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament must be difficult enough for Raiders defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes. Now, imagine what it must be like for Vanderdoes as he has to tackle his rehab while wondering just where he fits in with the Raiders upon his return. A lot has changed since Vanderdoes suffered his injury
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."