Derek Carr weathered offseason speculation about his job security for the second straight year, only to emerge in the same position he has been for six seasons. Not even the signing of veteran Marcus Mariota is a threat to his job at this point. If Raiders head coach Jon Gruden was going to move on
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."