Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., right, shouts as Oakland Raiders linebacker Josh Shirley, left, goes by during mini camp at an NFL football facility Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Alameda.
Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., right, shouts as Oakland Raiders linebacker Josh Shirley, left, goes by during mini camp at an NFL football facility Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Alameda. Eric Risberg The Associated Press
Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., right, shouts as Oakland Raiders linebacker Josh Shirley, left, goes by during mini camp at an NFL football facility Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Alameda. Eric Risberg The Associated Press
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Opinion: Ken Norton injects Raiders’ defense with enthusiasm

June 10, 2015 06:28 PM

UPDATED June 11, 2015 07:44 AM

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Andy Furillo has been a reporter with The Sacramento Bee since 1991. He covered mostly crime and punishment until April 2015, when he began writing a sports column. He believes art inspires in many forms: a Jerry Garcia guitar solo, Van Gogh's "Starry Night," and Madison Bumgarner's five innings of masterpiece relief in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. Sport is art, and sport is fun, and it is filled with interesting people. Furillo hopes to bring out the best of it all. Contact Andy Furillo at afurillo@sacbee.com or 916-321-1141. Twitter: @andyfurillo