We pointed out Saturday that the early emergence of bad teams coupled with the desperation that some other franchises might be feeling could make for a more active eleventh-hour trading cycle.
One of the aforementioned bad teams is already trying to move some merchandise.
According to Jay Glazer of FOX, the Raiders have been calling around the league and generally offering anyone in which other franchises might be interested.
The only exceptions? The “really young talented guys.”
(Um, do they have anyone that falls in that category?)
So don’t be surprised if a coach or a G.M. who wants to win now or risk not being able to use next year’s slate of draft picks explores the possibility of sending one or two of them to a team like Oakland, which seems to be willing to acknowledge reality and begin planning for 2010.