There’s no denying that the Raiders defense was doomed this season once head coach Jon Gruden traded standout defensive end Khalil Mack a week before the season started. But, as the Seattle Seahawks have shown, it’s possible to overcome the loss of a core player without skipping a beat. In fact, the Seahawks have made
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."