Long-time Raiders owner Al Davis was fixated by speed, as everyone knows. He wanted fast players at every position and often used speed as a determining factor in drafting and signing players. Suffice, Davis wouldn’t be enamored with some of the key players on the current Raiders roster, which has been constructed by general manager
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."