Running back Doug Martin is no different than wide receiver Jordy Nelson, right offensive tackle Breno Giacomini and other veterans added to the roster by Raiders head coach Jon Gruden in that he is eager to show that his best football isn’t found on years-old tape. Martin, who turned 29 in January, is three years
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."