Eighteen years ago, the Raiders entered the season with an offense that returned largely intact from the previous season. The big difference was head coach Bill Callahan had assumed the reins from Jon Gruden and he held back a big secret until the regular season started. Everything seemed business as usual, a continuation from the
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."