Jordy Nelson’s precipitous drop in production last season comes as no surprise, given the stage of his career when it happened. Precious few wide receivers in the NFL simply don’t play at a consistently high level well into their 30s, unless they are named Jerry Rice or Larry Fitzgerald. Hence, it wasn’t a surprise 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."