The Raiders and head coach Jon Gruden have every reason to feel good about themselves for the way they have played the past month, a stretch that netted them half of their victories this season. With winning more games comes a catch, which the Raiders have felt in a big way this week. On Monday
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."