There’s something to be said for experience, especially in the NFL, where coordinators spend countless hours devising ways to throw new looks at opposing players and disguising familiar schemes so that they appear different. The more players see, the better they can recognize what’s going down. Just the same, can too much be made out
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."