Of all the Raiders players and coaches eager to put the disappointment of last season in their rear-view mirror, veteran wide receiver Tyrell Williams had to be near the top of the list. Williams was thrust into the role of No. 1 receiver at the last minute last season after presumptive lead receiver Antonio Brown
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."