Jack Del Rio hired Ken Norton Jr. as his defensive coordinator soon after he became the Raiders head coach in 2015. Less than three seasons later, Norton Jr. was fired. Current Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther is in his third season with the team and struggling every bit as much as Norton Jr. was 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."