When teams win big, or on a regular basis, accolades tend to follow. Once things turn sour, players once held in high regard suddenly aren’t viewed in such a positive light. Raiders players such as quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Amari Cooper are going through the back end of that process right now, based
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."