Imagine showing tape of rookie defensive ends Clelin Ferrell and Maxx Crosby to an unsuspecting viewer and that person surmising that Crosby was the player that went at No. 4 pick in the NFL draft and Ferrell was the one that lasted until the fourth round. That would have seemed laughable before the season started,
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."