In a world where the most powerful person randomly throws out stats, oftentimes without substantiation, it has become popular to do so in sports, as well. To that end, it has become accepted that wide receiver Jordy Nelson’s down season last year owed to starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers being injured for most of the season.
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."