Editor’s note: Shortly after this article posted, the Raiders announced that defensive coordinator Paul Guenther had been fired and defensive line coach Rod Marinelli tabbed as the interim replacement. Three years into Raiders head coach Jon Gruden’s second tenure with the team, it’s apparent that defensive coordinator Paul Guenther isn’t going to be replaced anytime
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."