Head coach Jon Gruden makes no secret about how he and general manager Mike Mayock are in a pitched fight to catch the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West. That two-year quest gained some traction this season, even if the Chiefs’ convincing victory Sunday in the AFC Championship Game might suggest otherwise. The easiest,
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."