Head coach Jon Gruden, general manager Mike Mayock and defensive coordinator Paul Guenther thought they had strengthened the Raiders’ linebacking corps last offseason with the additions of veterans Vontaze Burfict and Brandon Marshall. A year later, the Raiders are just as bad off at linebacker as they have been for years. “I have to do
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."