Dennis Allen doesn’t live in a black hole of denial and oblivion. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was well aware of the happenings across the bay in the final couple months of the 2012 NFL season. As he was completing a disappointing first season as the head coach of the 4-12 Oakland Raiders, Allen watched the neighboring San Francisco 49ers ride the arms and legs of Colin Kaepernick all the way to the Super Bowl. Kaepernick, an electrifying player in the mold of today's athletic quarterback, was a second-round pick in the 2011 draft.
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