As much as Raiders head coach Jon Gruden loves Derek Carr, Gruden isn’t going to maximize Carr’s talents until he succeeds in revamping the offensive line. His first attempt failed in a big way, though it wasn’t for lack of effort or expense. Gruden used his first-round draft pick on Kolton Miller and handed him
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."