The Los Angeles Rams won 11 games last season and had the look of a Super Bowl team before they stumbled in a playoff loss to the Atlanta Falcons. They very easily could have written off the postseason loss as a fluke, returned with basically the same roster and hoped for an even better season
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."