When general manager Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden assembled the Raiders offense this offseason, they envisioned watching it grow as a unit from the opener and through the finale. They still are waiting to see what their front-line offense looks like on the field at the same time in a game. The wait
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."