No team makes it through an NFL season without its share of injuries. As a result, head coach and general managers are in constant search of players that can fill in at a second’s notice. Case in point, last season when Raiders quarterback Derek Carr suffered a groin injury early in a game against the
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."