By now, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and his three coordinators have a rough idea about which players they envision as starters. Some are no-brainers, others seem clear-cut and even more are classified as odds-on favorites. Ultimately, though, some decisions won’t be made until the coaches get an opportunity to see their players in padded
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."