The Raiders season effectively ended before it started last year when head coach Jon Gruden traded defensive end Khalil Mack a week before the team’s first regular-season game. In turn, the move jump–started the Chicago Bears’ surprise turnaround. What if Gruden and the Raiders were to make a similar move this season, only this time
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."