The odds were slim of Raiders quarterback Derek Carr completing a pass to one of his well-covered receivers on his team’s final offensive play Sunday. That the play might have netted a first down was even more remote. Yet, Carr had nothing to lose by throwing the ball downfield in hopes of something positive happening,
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."