Here is the opening to my Monday column about the Raiders:
OAKLAND — A significant thing happened after the Raiders lost to the Saints 38-17, after they dropped their third game in a row by a combined score of 135 to 69, after their record fell to a hopeless, hide-your-head-under-the-pillow 3-7.
Mark Davis, son of Al and current owner of the team, entered the silent, mostly empty, very gray locker room. He stood in the area where the offensive linemen get dressed. He made it clear he was available to talk, made it clear no questions were impertinent or off-limits. He wanted to — needed to — get something off his chest. There he stood.
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