The common denominator in the Raiders’ six losses this season is defensive coordinator Paul Guenther and his troops’ inability to negatively affect top-tier quarterbacks. That includes the one game in which Guenther and the Raiders defense made Jets quarterback Sam Darnold elite for a day. Their next shot at showing what they can do against
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."