It came a year later than expected, but the Raiders finally played a game at their new stadium in front of their football-crazed fans. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden rewarded the fans with an entire game of Nathan Peterman at quarterback, Trey Ragas at running back and a whole lot of Keisean Nixon, Amik Robertson
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."