Players always are searching for ways to improve, just as coaches always are looking for ways to get more production out of their players each season. Five Raiders, in particular, are being counted upon to elevate their performance next season. Head coach Jon Gruden and his coaching staff would love to get more production from
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."