Raiders owner Mark Davis realized early on that he had to do more than just commit to moving his football team to Las Vegas for the venture to be a rousing success. His team had to move the needle and excite people in a way that they can’t by the many other things designed to
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."