Another day, another feel-good story from Raidersland. Second-year player Gareon Conley is “special” and a “shutdown cornerback.” Wide receiver Jordy Nelson is having a huge impact upon the receiving corps. Running back Doug Martin looks like the Doug Martin of old. On it goes. That’s all fine and dandy, but history suggests that what seems
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."