That's a fancy way of saying "here's an article by longtime Star columnist Bill Benner". He was Kravitz before Kravtiz was Kravitz. Check him out talking about Caldwell. Not sure what he means by:
And while Dungy was (well, almost) universally respected, there were times I wished for some swashbuckler in him. Methinks Caldwell may be inclined to take a few more chances than his predecessor.