The Raiders scored more than 24 points only three times last season, all against non-playoff teams, despite allocating a disproportionate amount of their salary-cap space on offensive players. Things are even more slanted toward the offensive side of the ball this year, even though the Raiders spent heavily on defensive players such as linebackers Cory
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."