For a while, it appeared as if the Raiders had played their final game in Oakland. Then came the mutual desire for owner Mark Davis and the city of Oakland to put aside their differences and hammer out a deal that gives the Raiders one more season at the Coliseum. Sure, that’s a boon for
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."