A year ago, a solid case was easy to make for Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and quarterback Derek Carr forming the most imposing coach-quarterback combination in the AFC West. Now, it’s not quite as simple to do. In fact, the clear-cut front-runners are Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs, thanks
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."