Once the Raiders reached 6-4 and seemed on the verge of a breakthrough, precious little went their way. It was as if they couldn’t do anything right. Don’t be fooled, though, head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock made plenty of the right moves this past season. What follows is a look at
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."