When Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock traded for mercurial wide receiver Antonio Brown, they knew full well that they were getting perhaps the league’s best all-around receiver and a player with a penchant for bizarre, unpredictable behavior. Hence, when Brown lashes out at former teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster or pulls some other stunt that generates media
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."