The Raiders’ bid for their first 3-0 start since 2002 crashed down with a resounding thud at the hands of a New England Patriots team that outcoached, outplayed and overwhelmed their counterparts Sunday. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick designed a defensive game plan that neutralized tight end Darren Waller and limited the effectiveness of running
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."