For a short time earlier this season, it appeared as if Raiders rookie defensive end Clelin Ferrell had harnessed his potential and developed into a player on the verge of breaking out. He barely has been heard from in the four games since he flashed. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has gone to the mat
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."