By all accounts, wide receiver Amari Cooper was well on his way to a Pro Football Hall of Fame career based upon how well he played for the Raiders his first two seasons. He was Tim Brown, with a five-year head-start in terms of producing at a high level. It wasn’t until Brown’s sixth 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."