At some point in every NFL season, oftentimes in the postseason, the outcome of a game is going to be in the hands of the quarterback. That player’s defense won’t be in a position to bail him out, either. It’s at that time that a head coach and general manager better be certain that their
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."