Here is the opening to my column about Reggie McKenzie, a companion piece to the transcript of our interview I posted earlier.

ALAMEDA – I didn’t know where I was.

That’s the first thing you should understand. I never had been in this part of Raiders headquarters. Frankly, I hadn’t been in many parts. But the Raiders had set up an interview with new general manager Reggie McKenzie, who had been director of player personnel with the Packers. And here I was in a strange office in a strange wing of the building and no one was watching me or guarding me.

I was waiting peacefully, blissfully.

To read the rest of the column, please click here.