Four years ago, DeMarco Murray was at the pinnacle of his profession, riding the high of a season few NFL running backs have ever achieved. Today, he is on the verge of announcing his retirement without having played a game beyond his 30th birthday. Meanwhile, in Oakland, Marshawn Lynch keeps rolling along at the age
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."