It wasn’t pretty and it didn’t come easily, but the Raiders aren’t much into particulars when it comes to finding ways to get wins, especially when they have been in short supply the past three seasons. Sure, the rebuilt Raiders defense looked almost as punchless as its predecessors and the onus fell upon the offense
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."