The Raiders gave linebacker Cory Littleton a contract in March that guarantees him $22 million and affords him the ability to earn almost $12 million per season. More than four months later, head coach Jon Gruden still hadn’t met the linchpin of his defense. That’s just another reminder to Gruden just how different this season
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."