Here is the opening to my Sunday column about the Raiders:

Be patient with the Raiders. That has been the message of this column, and it continues to be, although now there are wrinkles. Wrinkles emerge.

Before addressing the wrinkles, let’s go over the patience part. Rookie general manager Reggie McKenzie and rookie head coach Dennis Allen inherited a disastrous roster, thanks to Al Davis. You know all about that. Last season’s head coach Hue Jackson, mostly a blowhard, did better with this bad roster, and that should be troubling — and is troubling — to owner Mark Davis, although Davis will give McKenzie and Allen time to improve things. They deserve time.

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