It’s easy to call NFL exhibition games meaningless. In some regards, that’s an apt description. Who’s to argue, when Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and others treat the games as such. But, to players such as wide receiver Keon Hatcher, the games are vital. On Thursday night, Hatcher seized upon an opportunity to get reps
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."