As tough as this season has been on Raiders fans, there is hope on the horizon. That manifests itself in the form of three first-round picks in the 2019 NFL draft and two in the 2020 draft. That’s of little solace right now, given fans were promised by head coach Jon Gruden and owner Mark
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."