It’s widely assumed that quarterback Derek Carr is going to keep getting better in head coach Jon Gruden’s offense as he becomes more familiar with the nuances, complexities and verbiage. That’s an unassailable assumption, but it’s folly to expect him to be as successful as Rich Gannon was when he played at a dominant level
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."