When the Denver Broncos won the Peyton Manning derby in 2012, the team’s fortunes changed virtually overnight. The man that orchestrated that move was John Elway, who remains part of the organization. Hence, it’s logical to assume that Elway is exerting whatever kind of influence he still has over new general manager George Paton and
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."