This is the opening to my Thursday column:

ALAMEDA — Here is my working hypothesis about the Raiders. Their offense will be exciting. That doesn’t begin to express the concept. It will be dynamite.

I can’t speak for the defense which has a long way to go, and I can’t say how many games the Raiders will win. But the offense will scare opponents, yes, scare them.

OK, that’s the opening. I interviewed Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Knapp for his insights into what his offense will try to do, and for his philosophy of offense. It is different from what we’ve previously seen in Oakland. To read the entire column, please click here.