The defense playing poorly, Derek Carr throwing for a lot of yards and completing a high percentage of his passes, and the Raiders splitting their first six games don’t come as much of a surprise. Those things were expected. However, there have been plenty of developments the first six games that few could have, or
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."