Five years ago, the Minnesota Vikings wanted to select a quarterback in the draft. As the completion of the first round neared, they cobbled together a package of picks so that they could move up eight spots and draft Teddy Bridgewater. The Vikings feared that the Houston Texans were about to beat them to Bridgewater,
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."