The Santa Rosa Press Democrat just posted my Monday column, a column I was greatly pleased to write. It is about the Raiders’ hiring new head coach Dennis Allen, apparently a defensive whiz. It is about the Raiders no longer settling for low-level coaches because they could not attract anyone better. I get the feeling the Raiders are on the dawn of a new and bright day — something we have not seen from them in a long time. It pleases me to write this. To read my column on the Raiders and Dennis Allen, please click here.