Running back Doug Martin wasn’t brought to Oakland to be the workhorse in the run game. He was signed this offseason as a complementary back to lead back Marshawn Lynch. There hasn’t been much need, or occasion, for head coach Jon Gruden to call upon Martin, but Gruden has no choice now that Lynch is
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."