Owner Mark Davis wants people to know that his Raiders are relevant. His head coach, Jon Gruden, wants you to know that he is proud of his players for the way they persevered in the face of adversity Sunday, which manifested itself in the form of a Cincinnati Bengals team that had lost five straight
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."