Despite being under fire so often this season, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has remained upright and productive as he learns head coach Jon Gruden’s offense. Giving Carr the kind of protection and skill-position players around him that he needs to play at an elite level are things that Gruden will address in earnest once the
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."