Of all the offseason moves made by Jon Gruden, the trade for wide receiver Ryan Switzer counted as the one that seemed like a brilliant stroke of genius. Less than four months later, Switzer is gone without having played a down for the Raiders. What does it all mean? On the surface, it means 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."