When Raiders head coach Jon Gruden promised changes to his listless defense after a third straight shellacking, there was only so much he could do with the season still in progress. The real changes to his roster are going to hit soon after this season ends, and it figures to include a handful of big-name
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."