The Raiders are 2-0, flying high and smack dab in the middle of the toughest part of their schedule. Up next is a game against the hated New England Patriots, a team that the Raiders’ Jon Gruden has yet to beat as an NFL head coach. Yet, after the way the Raiders stunned the New
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."