Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock have plenty of work to do before the Raiders are regular-season ready, but they are reaching the point where they can feel pretty secure about their offensive line and wide receiver corps after having reworked both units heavily this offseason. Next up is the linebacking corps, with defensive coordinator Paul
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."