The Raiders spent big on defensive back Lamarcus Joyner in hopes of adding an impact player to their secondary. They used the No. 4 pick of the 2019 draft on defensive end Clelin Ferrell because they envisioned him becoming an impact player. The same line of thinking went into head coach Jon Gruden and general
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."