A year ago, the Raiders had so many holes on their roster and so many needs, that head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock had to address every position in free agency and the draft. That’s not the case this offseason, thanks to moderate success with free-agent acquisitions and tremendous success in the
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."