Until Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock figure out a way to find some impact players, the Raiders’ best defense is keeping their offense on the field for as long as possible. It hasn’t been for lack of effort, time and expense, but Gruden and Mayock just haven’t hit upon the proper players on the defensive
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."