The bulk of the moves made by the Raiders this offseason centered on bolstering a lackluster defense. By most accounts, those moves are certain to help the defense enjoy more success. Still, the chasm between the Raiders offense and defense remains obvious, especially when it comes to impact players and those with star power. By
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."