A lot was made this offseason about Derek Carr’s short-term and long-term status as the Raiders starting quarterback. With good reason, too, based upon his uneven play last season. Things have changed. Much was written, spoken and debated about the merits of Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock keeping Carr in
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."