Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock promised a lot of change this offseason for the Raiders, and they have delivered in a big way. With more than three months before the regular-season opener, half of the defensive and offensive starters from last season are either gone or supplanted by players acquired via trade, free agency or
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."