Kolton Miller’s time came right away, though with plenty of notice. Fellow rookie offensive lineman Brandon Parker’s time came unexpectedly and without any notice. Nonetheless, it was always the plan to have them as the Raiders bookend offensive tackles as soon as possible. That time frame was expedited when veteran Donald Penn went down with
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."