Derek Carr got his money. Now the pressure is on for him to deliver on the kind of seasons expected of players in his pay range and help elevate his team to a Super Bowl contender. Carr came through in 2016 with just such a season, which compelled the Raiders to give him a long-term
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."