Teams that lack the overall talent and depth of the Raiders can’t afford to play many teams short-handed. That is, if they expect to win. The task becomes even more difficult when a team’s top player is out of action. Yet, that’s what the Raiders are facing, as tight end Darren Waller was downgraded to
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."