The Raiders suffered their first loss in head coach Jon Gruden’s second tenure Friday, though they at least have a chance to negate the effects of this one. The 49ers prevailed over the Raiders in a coin toss to determine which Bay Area team received the rights to the No. 9 pick in the upcoming
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."