The Oakland era for the Raiders came to an end Sunday with a mighty thud, in about as fitting way as possible for a franchise that has spent most of the past 25 seasons enveloped in ineptitude. In the end, there were plenty of moments for what symbolized a classic Raiders collapse at the Oakland
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."