Each week, RaidersSnakePit will break down game tape from the previous Raiders game and dole out position-by-position grades. Here is the latest installment, one day after the Raiders held on for a 31-24 victory over the Detroit Lions: QUARTERBACK: Derek Carr had one of his better games in recent memory. Some of the throws he
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."