No one questions the toughness, effectiveness and willingness of Raiders running back Josh Jacobs. When it comes to Jacobs’ durability, head coach Jon Gruden would be wise to question whether he’s relying upon his lead back a tad too much. Through two games, Jacobs has averaged 29.5 touches. That’s a near 50 percent increase over
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."