In a sometimes complex game, there are times when all that is needed is a simple play being made. See ball carrier, tackle ball carrier. On Sunday, that’s what the Raiders game against the Denver Broncos boiled down to in the end. Make an open-field tackle, let the clock run out, shake hands and board
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."