The almost complete meltdown of the Raiders offensive line last season played a pivotal role in the team winning only four games. In turn, a revamped offensive line has fueled the team’s resurgence this season. Oakland’s offensive line passed a huge test earlier this season when it prevented Chicago Bears defensive end Khalil Mack and
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."