John Lynch was a key member of the Jon Gruden-coached Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that defeated the Raiders in the Super Bowl at the end of the 2002 season. Now they’re competing against each other, trying to prevent the other from a second Super Bowl ring, beginning Friday with the coin toss to determine whether
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."