From all the way back to Earl Morrall, the value of a backup quarterback can’t be overstated. Morrall is, perhaps, regarded as the prototypical backup based upon his work as the insurance policy to the likes of Bob Griese, Y.A. Tittle, Fran Tarkenton, Johnny Unitas and Len Dawson. Morrall became best known for replacing Griese
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."