Josh Jacobs is the Raiders’ unquestioned every-down back. He made that clear with a remarkable rookie season, even though he was hampered by a shoulder injury. Jacobs played through the shoulder injury more often than not, but the injury illustrated the need to have a stable of accomplished backs on the roster. Hence, Raiders head
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."