The Raiders struggles on defense this season comes as somewhat of a surprise, given head coach Jon Gruden spent so much time, energy and money trying to turn that unit into a strength. But, at least he and defensive coordinator Paul Guenther can attribute some of the issues to youth and inexperience. The same can’t
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."