Until Thursday night, much of what the rest of the league knew about the Raiders consisted of a few tidbits — trading Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper, playing the Rams tight in the regular-season opener, off to a slow start under head coach Jon Gruden. That all changed with a 34-3 loss to the 49ers
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."