There’s still plenty of time for the so-called race for the No. 1 pick in next year’s NFL draft. The way things have gone so far this year, beleaguered head coach Jon Gruden and oft-criticized quarterback Derek Carr, in particular, and the Raiders, in general, needed a win in the worst way. They got just
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."