When Amari Cooper is rolling, he’s tough to stop. When the Raiders top wide receiver isn’t in a groove, he’s nothing more than a glorified decoy. Hence, the conundrum for head coach Jon Gruden. What to do with Coop? Before the season, Gruden was convinced that Cooper was going to be the “focal point” of
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."