Photo by USA Today Last season, the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys stormed into the playoffs and were considered legitimate Super Bowl contenders on the strength of players acquired from the Raiders in what amounted to fire sales. In what qualifies as turnabout, Jon Gruden and the Raiders are in position to benefit from the
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."