Players in the NFL are cut, re-signed, traded, added via free agency, drafted and claimed off waivers, all with the hope that the end result is a perfect blend of talent, chemistry and system fit. Coaches will tell you that things rarely work out as planned, but they always have a vision of what it
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."