For a team smarting from a 43-6 shellacking at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons, one might think the Raiders would welcome the prospect of facing a winless New York Jets team. In private, perhaps. But for public consumption, the Raiders are going out of their way to heap praise upon the Jets, their defense
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."