Raiders rookie running back Josh Jacobs already is being hyped as a leading candidate to be NFL Rookie of the Year, given his collegiate success, impressive skill-set and the favorable situation he was drafted into. That’s an awful lot of pressure to place on a player who wasn’t even accustomed to being the lead back
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."