Few quarterbacks are as adept as the Raiders’ Derek Carr at negating a strong pass rush by getting rid of the ball before the bad guys have a chance to wreak havoc. That’s going to come in handy this season. The Raiders face eight of the top 17 passing defenses from last season, in terms
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."