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Reggie McKenzie

Marcus Thompson: Coaches creating buzz around Raiders' training camp

NAPA, Calif. First off, Jack Del Rio could've come up with a better name than "leadership council." A band of leaders in a football locker room shouldn't sound like a body of high school student government. But even that is an example of what's brewing at Raiders training camp. Things feel different this year. There is a liveliness in atmosphere. A noted buzz. At the epicenter of it is Del Rio, a geyser of energy that splashes every room he's in. It's a stark contrast from last year's camp leader, Dennis Allen, who reeked of insecurity as his job hung in the balance. Del Rio's energy feeds the ambition that comes with the start of every new...

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