Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey, rookie quarterback Sam Darnold is being fitted for a Pro Football Hall of Fame gold blazer based upon his stirring performance in his New York Jets debut Monday night. Meanwhile, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is being blasted from coast to coast for a forgettable second half in a fall-from-ahead
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."