Through all the ups and downs, disappointment and dysfunction surrounding the Raiders this season, center Rodney Hudson and tight end Jared Cook have been the two constants. They have plied their trade at a high level, while disarray and poor play enveloped most of the rest of the team. For their effort, it seemed a
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."