The Raiders gambled on a short, slight wide receiver on the final day of last year’s draft and were rewarded by Hunter Renfrow game after game. On Saturday, they gambled on a short, slight cornerback out of Louisiana Tech in hopes of reaping huge dividends again. Head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock
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."