Running back Doug Martin was two months younger than Maurice Jones-Drew at the time both joined the Raiders, though four years apart. Both arrived fresh from a down period in their career and with far more doubters than believers in their camp. Yet, there is one huge difference that breathes life into the notion that
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."