The Raiders had everything going their way. All they had to do was stick the landing, announce their arrival and carry on with their head-turner of a season. Instead, they face-planted in the swamps of jersey, with such a beautiful thud that not even Capt. Sullenberger could save them. A game against the supposedly lowly
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."