They are words that Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has heard since head coach Jon Gruden was hired in early January, just as Rich Gannon heard them ad nauseam for four years under Gruden’s tutelage. Carr heard these words so often that Gruden’s voice echoes in his head every time he drops back to pass, if
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."