As long as Al Davis guided the Raiders, there was no such thing as a rebuilding season. In fact, he was fond of saying that the Raiders don’t rebuild, they reload. The current Raiders finally are following that same blueprint. Last season, the Raiders spent more money than all but 10 teams in terms of
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."