If Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is tired of being disrespected, imagine how head coach Jon Gruden feels being asked incessantly about Carr’s play the past three years. Ending all the talk centered on Carr’s status with the Raiders, his ability to lead the Raiders to a Super Bowl title, whether he’s the team’s franchise quarterback,
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."