Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has several huge holes to fill on offense this offseason, with the departure of No. 1 wide receiver Amari Cooper via trade, the end to running back Marshawn Lynch’s career looming and a coming-apart-at-the-seams offensive line. Yet, the bulk of his work has to be done on the defensive side.
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."