In 2014, the Jacksonville Jaguars were in dire need of a quarterback. Then-head coach Gus Bradley had seen enough of Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne. Nothing else mattered until Bradley had someone in place that he considered the long-term solution. Hence, the long-time defensive coordinator bypassed linebacker/defensive end Khalil Mack so he could take quarterback
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."