The prospect of a wide receiver streaking down the middle of the field with his hand raised and signaling his quarterback that he is open is enough to keep defensive coordinators and defensive backs awake at night. The Raiders should know, as they just lived through the harrowing experience in their first game. Several times,
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."