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Shell, Raiders remain perfect fit

Art Shell helped create Raider mystique, so it only makes sense that he's been called upon to revitalize the franchise, writes Michael Smith.

Updated: March 28, 2006, 4:39 PM ET
By Michael Smith | ESPN.com

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- How do I say it? There is something really right, something quite natural, something rather appropriate, fitting, just plain good about Art Shell's coaching the Raiders again, representing the franchise -- with his presence at Tuesday morning's AFC coaches/media breakfast and every day through his persona -- again. Shell's return is all those things not just for Oakland but for the league, for the game.

Some of the hires this offseason, you might call them head scratchers. ...

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