Quarterback Derek Carr and other projected starters for the Raiders already weren’t slated to play much against the Detroit Lions on Friday night in the teams’ exhibition opener. And, that was before Raiders head coach Jon Gruden witnessed 49ers players dropping like Twitter stock. San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s hair wasn’t even out of place
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."