The Raiders got the better of jettisoned defensive end Khalil Mack in 2019 in their first encounter since head coach Jon Gruden traded his unhappy star to the Chicago Bears. Mack might get another shot at sticking it to Gruden and the Raiders next season. That, of course, would be two years earlier than expected,
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."