The spotty play of veteran guards Kelechi Osemele and Gabe Jackson last season was one of many reasons why the Raiders offense sputtered so often and quarterback Derek Carr spent so much time on his back, running for his life and throwing the ball away at the first hint of pressure. It stands to reason
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."