Raiders owner Mark Davis’ first big decision came well before he hired Reggie McKenzie as his general manager in 2012, though he has yet to take credit. As Davis prepared to introduce McKenzie in a news conference, he told McKenzie that he was going to take credit for firing Jackson. To that, McKenzie said, “OK.”
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."