There was a time when being selected to the Pro Bowl meant something. Now, it seems as if half the players that end up playing in the game aren’t deserving and are there only because others were injured, still playing in the postseason or not interested in partaking in the meaningless game. Yet, astute observers
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."