From time to time, RaidersSnakePit offers different perspectives on a topic. When colleague Bill Williamson passed judgment on where Oakland’s Derek Carr ranks among the league’s starting quarterbacks, it triggered a response. Williamson has Carr lumped in with San Francisco’s Jimmy Garoppolo, Dallas’ Dak Prescott, Los Angeles Rams’ Jared Goff, Houston’s Deshaun Watson, Washington’s Alex
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."