Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is holding onto hope that his team can win its final two games and be the beneficiaries of a ton of good fortune en route to an improbable playoff berth. Then again, there’s not much more that he can do at this point, with his team a 98 percent certainty
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."