Listen to head coach Jon Gruden and quarterback Derek Carr speak in the aftermath of a season gone up in flames, and they paint a picture of their supporting cast not stacking up. The key word they seem to have agreed upon is “pieces.” Carr said on the heels of a 4-12 season in which
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."