Seven years ago, Raiders owner Mark Davis was asked if it occurred to him that none of his team’s defensive players would start for the 49ers. Davis responded by saying, “Why stop there? Same goes for offense and special teams.” Davis had a valid point. The 49ers were so loaded at the time, and the
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."