The Raiders navigated their way through the toughest part of their schedule despite not having their projected starting lineup on the field for an entire game. Things are about to change in that regard, to the Raiders’ benefit. Right offensive tackle Trent Brown lasted all of three plays in the Raiders’ regular-season opener before he
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."