The Raiders wasted precious little time making a splash in acquiring veteran players last season, as head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock were hell-bent upon landing a handful of players that they had targeted from early on. That’s how the Raiders ended up with wide receiver Antonio Brown via trade and offensive
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."