When Jon Gruden experienced the negative effects of trading defensive end Khalil Mack, he prattled on about how hard it is to find a good pass rusher. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reacted to the prospect of losing standout defensive end Trey Flowers by picking up the phone and trading for Michael Bennett for next
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."