It’s only a matter of time before Jon Gruden barks “Spider 2 Y Banana” in Derek Carr’s ear and waits for his new quarterback to run one of Gruden’s famous plays. Note when that time comes the importance of the fullback in the play’s execution. Same goes with another Gruden staple, the isolation power run, in
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."