Linebacker Cory Littleton was regarded as the linchpin of the Raiders’ haul in free agency this past offseason. Fourteen games into the season, head coach Jon Gruden and the Raiders still are waiting for Littleton to make his first impact play. Littleton isn’t alone in struggling to justify the contract he received from the Raiders
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."