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Raiders To Hold Second Annual Garage Sale

Garage sales often times provide hope of a bargain on Saturday afternoons.  You walk around, looking for that little gem that will later be considered a “steal” when you tell your friends the price you got it at.

Although, there are those other garage sales.  You know the type I’m talking about.  Broken refrigerators.  Only the pink Rapalas.  Piles of Romance novels but not a single Chilton’s Manual.  You just nod, say “thanks!” as nicely as you can, and then leave feeling a little guilty that you couldn’t even find something worth spending that 50 cents in your pocket.

Well, for the second year in a row, the Oakland Raiders are holding a garage sale of their own.  It has yet to be determined if any gems are available this time around.

Rumor has it, the Raiders have made it known that every single one of their players is available via trade.  They did this last year but found few takers.

The Raiders are often made fun of for selecting players far too high in the draft, overspending on underachievers in free agency, and stinking it up on the field.  However, that doesn’t mean they don’t have some talent on the team.

Their most glaring need for this offseason is at left tackle and since it appears I’ll be earning my big Vikings Gab paycheck by writing about pointless speculation I couldn’t help but wonder if the Vikings could be the latest team to pick-pocket Al Davis by offering up Bryant McKinnie in a trade.

The obvious possibility would be to trade McKinnie to the Raiders for their first rounder (8th overall) in the upcoming draft.  I have to assume that the Raiders are hoping to part with players and not draft picks and since they already dealt away their 2011 first rounder to acquire Richard Seymour they will not want to part ways with their 2010 first rounder.

So, I got to looking at their roster and paid specific attention to players in positions of need for the Vikings.  And before you make a knee-jerk comment, Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract makes him virtually untradeable (almost $20 million in 2010 and contract specifications that make it hard to franchise him after that).

  • At quarterback, the Raiders really have nothing of interest for the Vikings.
  • If Chester Taylor were to leave, then either Michael Bush or Justin Fargas could provide quality production.
  • Tight end isn’t really a need for the Vikings, but Zach Miller could be the best in the league if he had a better quarterback.
  • The Raiders gave up on former first round pick Michael Huff fairly quickly.  At age 26, perhaps he could revitalize his career with new surroundings.

So, what do you think of this:

Vikings give up McKinnie in exchange for Michael Bush, Zach Miller, and Michael Huff?

As we all know, any mutli-player trade is VERY unlikely, but it’s fun to take a stab at it.  Feel free to do so yourselves in the comments section.  If your predicted trade actually comes true, then you win a free lifetime subscription to Vikings Gab and a free cruise on Lake Minnetonka with Fred Smoot.

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20 Responses to “Raiders To Hold Second Annual Garage Sale”

  1. bigjohnny84 says:

    McKinnie would be a perfect fit for the Raiders. Now if Al Davis would be stupid enough to give us his first rounder, we could probably land Bulaga. That would improve the o-line and get rid of a big pain uin the ass. Wishful thinking I know.

  2. krugjr says:

    BMAC’s gangsta rap CD would fit right in with the raider nation…, he could close his eyes and imagine he’s actuaally in Miami!

  3. Fragile Freds says:


    Please know that unlike last time when the hoochies were flown in from Atlanta, this year we will be using Grey Hound Buses with hoochies coming in from Fargo…sorry, the economy is down. These ladies have very good personalities. That and the fact that they look good in John Deere gear, should be enough for you!

    Fred has the kegs of 45 on order!

    • bigjohnny84 says:

      Freds, I guess I’ll have to start on the 45’s before the cruise, then they will look better. Like Willie Nelson once sang ” last night I went home at 2 with a 10 but then I woke up with a 2 “

  4. Lost Viking says:

    Al Davis use the uncapped year to do a Moneyball on the Raider.

    No minimum payroll in an uncapped year

  5. Viking John says:

    Hey Freds, easy on the girls from ND. There could be worse…..
    Go Vikes

  6. Fragile Freds says:

    Michael Bush, Zach Miller, and Michael Huff for a pro bowl left tackle? Gag over that pro bowl reference….

    Leaves a big hole on the offensive line without a defined replacement. High exposure move. Vikes don’t have a need for Bush or Miller, Huff might be nice, but as we have a couple young unproven guys, getting Huff isn’t a solve at safety, rather another young guy with questions.

    Freds would need a high pick that would allow us to replace LL Cool J or a tackle in return during a trade, or Favre will be dead by game 3. Start anyone on the Vikes current staff and it will make us beg to have Brian back at tackle if we don’t upgrade or at least replace with a good left tackle.

    It is one of the best years in recent memory for offensive lineman, let’s pick up a couple!!

    I don’t think they move Brian this coming year, if they believe Farve is coming back. The risk is just so high, he is still an upper tier tackle, like him or not. Draft a high end tackle and guard. Begin development of his replacement now, even if we wait a year to trade him.

    Anyone know if Loadholt can move to left tackle or is this dude just too slow or too young at this point?

    • bigjohnny84 says:

      Freds, wasnt Phil a LT in college? Personally I would like for him to get another year under his belt before trying him at LT.

      • Adam Warwas says:

        Very true Freds, this trade would leave a gaping hole at LT and corner the Vikes into making it a MUST in the draft.

        Loadholt is not LT material, too slow and struggles in pass protection.

  7. Tony Pants says:

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    I boughted my Starscream GI Cybertron series at a garage sale one time true story bwaaaaaaaak

  8. coolio says:

    i think the only good option is to get a first round pick

  9. Ole says:

    only decent guy the Raiders have is Asomugha Nnamdi (yup, had to look that name up for the correct spelling)

    no one else on the Raiders roster, except their punter, is worth the effort. Hold on to McKinnie until someone more desperate comes along

    btw, I once poked an iron re-bar into Tony Pants’ right eye, he didn’t even flinch

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  11. SupaScout says:

    If the Raiders allowed other teams to talk to Asomugha Nnamdi and find out the parameters of an extension, much like the Vikings did with Jared Allen then this would be the perfect year to trade for him. Since he wouldn’t fit into the final 8 rules against Free Agency, and being an uncapped year. It would be a huge paycheck to sign though, and it is easy to talk about spending the Wilfs money. If Al Davis were to take McKinney, then the Vikes would be just the latest group to take advantage of a senile old man.

  12. Ole says:

    I would trade the Vikings cheerleaders straight up for the Raiders cheerleaders

    Tony Pants – surviver of near fatal mongoose bite

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