Four years ago, as the Arizona Cardinals rose to prominence, head coach Bruce Arians dismissed the 49ers as a rival because his team hadn’t been able to beat the 49ers very often in previous years. He said it wouldn’t turn into a rivalry until the Cardinals posed a real threat. The Raiders now find themselves
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."