When things went south defensively and showed no signs of improving, Jack Del Rio fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. 10 games into the 2017 season. Two years later, current Raiders head coach Jon Gruden finds himself in a position where he’s unhappy with his defense and looking to shake things up. This comes on
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."