At some point, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is going to hold someone accountable for his team’s horrendous defensive play all season. For now, though, all his energy is devoted toward keeping his high-flying offense one step ahead of the mess made by his defense. Once again Sunday, the Raiders offense made just enough plays
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."