Building a star-studded roster in the NFL requires a lot of smarts, creativity, timing and luck. Harder still is constructing a roster talented enough and deep enough to withstand injuries to one or more key player. The Raiders know this all too well, as their 2016 season effectively crashed and burned when quarterback Derek Carr
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."