Soon after Bruce Arians was hired to be the Arizona Cardinals head coach, he traded for quarterback Carson Palmer. A year after being hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arians signed quarterback Tom Brady instead of re-signing Jameis Winston. Arians made both moves because he understands that nothing else matters in the NFL unless you
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."