Walking away from a capable, quality quarterback isn’t easy to do in the NFL, especially when replacements aren’t easy to find. Yet, the reward can be huge, as Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid found out the past two seasons. In 2017, then-Chiefs starting quarterback Alex Smith completed 67.5 percent of his passes for
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."