Fifteen years ago, Raiders late-owner Al Davis signed a standout defensive tackle who had played his first nine seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. There’s an opportunity for the current regime to take a similar gamble. The first time, Davis signed Hall of Fame-bound tackle Warren Sapp and used him to help the Raiders emerge
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."