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Allen says using QB Pryor has been ‘discussed’

By Steve Corkran
Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 3:17 pm in Oakland Raiders.

In light of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick taking the NFL by storm the past week, it seems reasonable that the Raiders might consider taking a look at second-year quarterback Terrelle Pryor at some point.
Unquestioned starter Carson Palmer is way down the list of things Raiders coach Dennis Allen has to worry about, even though people are quick to blame Palmer for the team’s 3-8 record.
Yet, Allen said Monday that he and his coaches have “discussed” the possibility of taking a look at Pryor in some capacity. It’s unclear whether that might be at quarterback or in some kind of special package that takes advantage of Pryor’s impressive combination of size, speed and elusiveness.
“He’s working to get better and he’s working to improve,” Allen said of Pryor. “I’ve seen improvement in Terrelle. He’s gotten better as a quarterback. He’s continued to work. I don’t think any of us feel like he’s the finished product, including himself, but he has worked to improve.”
Pryor wasn’t available for comment Monday.
Pryor hasn’t been active for any of Oakland’s first 11 games. He has yet to attempt a pass in a regular-season game since he joined the Raiders before the 2011 season.
He showed glimpses of what he can do at quarterback during some of the Raiders exhibition games, both with his feet and his strong arm.
Palmer turns 33 on Dec. 27, and he is under contract through 2016. He has passed for 3,181 yards and is within reach of Rich Gannon’s single-season record (4,689 in 2002).
Before long, though, the Raiders need to decide whether Pryor is worthy of being Palmer’s successor or if there’s some way to use him other than as the full-time quarterback.

– Allen said he is hopeful of running backs Darren McFadden (ankle) and Mike Goodson (ankle) and defensive tackle Richard Seymour (hamstring) returning to practice this week. All three players missed the past three games.

– Allen and his coaches will continue to look at ways to get things turned around in the face of four straight losses.
That process will continue in earnest Tuesday in advance of the first practice for the upcoming game against the Cleveland Browns.

“We got to look at any options,” Allen said. “Again, we’re all accountable to getting this thing corrected and getting it done right. Players and coaches, we’ve all got to be held accountable. We’ve got a standard that we uphold ourselves to and we haven’t lived up to that standard yet.”
Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly said he is having a hard time comprehending how the Raiders went from 8-8 and one win shy of the AFC West title last season to a team that is floundering.
“It’s been mind-blowing,” Kelly said. “I would have never, in my wildest dreams, thought we would be 3-8 right now.”
When asked the reason why, Kelly didn’t mince words.
“A whole multitude of things,” Kelly said. “Defense, offense, special teams, the whole team, as a whole, has not gotten the job done. We just got to play a little better over the last five weeks.”

– The Raiders pass defense remains a huge issue, with Bengals second-year quarterback Andy Dalton the latest to have his way against the Raiders.
Dalton completed 16 of 30 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns, without any interceptions.
Opposing quarterbacks combined for 23 touchdowns and a 101.9 passer rating in 11 games against the Raiders this season. The Raiders are last in the league in both categories, and they are near the bottom in average yards allowed per game and completion percentage.

– Rookie linebacker Kaelin Burnett played four snaps on special teams Sunday, one day after he was signed to the 53-man roster from the Raiders practice squad.
Burnett is the 11th Raiders player to make his NFL debut this season: offensive linemen Tony Bergstrom and Alex Parsons, defensive linemen tackle Christo Bilukidi and Jack Crawford, linebackers Miles Burris and Carl Ihenacho, wide receivers Juron Criner and Rod Streater, running back Jeremy Stewart and cornerback Brandian Ross are the others.

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  • Donkeyhater

    Can’t tell who’s more juvenile.
    Oakfosho or Madden20.

    Not sure I care.

    You two need to settle this at recess, and stop infesting this board with your immature crap.

  • Donkeyhater

    Seymour Bush Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    MistaBrown Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Can we go back to your posts as OakGlen, Debo, 666, and RaiderDuck?
    =======================================

    None of those are me. But that doesn’t surprise me you are confused. You don’t know which way is up.
    =============================
    Of course they are you.
    You admitted as much.

    Tell us all again what a legend Oakglenn is?

  • fingers

    All Allen would say is Pryors getting better…not much of an endorsement ……
    I hope Pryor does well… And I hope the oline blocks….

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Im out

    ME AND DAVIS JR IN LOCK STEP!!!!

    ON DECK TP6!!!!

  • mcfadden20.

    I was excited as you guys are and thought our D would be improved but then the reality hit me that this team doesn’t have players on that side, to be successful and no matter who our OC was we weren’t going to go toe to toe with good passing teams cuz we can’t stop them period, heck we couldn’t stop a good passing team with game on line , i don’t know why you guys thought things would be different with basically same group (Minus our only pass rusher Wimbley)

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    its not like Mark Davis gave Palmer a ringing endorsment last week either

  • oakfoshow

    Nothing we can do as fans but just sit hear and take it. This team has us so screwed up that we as fans have turned on each other. Only thing left to do is try to live as productive a life as you can between Jan and Sept until this thing rolls around again.

    Yes we can do something.Start pelting these scrubs with 9 volt batteries at the next game.

  • mcfadden20.

    oakfoshow Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    TROLL RACIST TROLL RACIST RACIST TROLL TROLL hes a troll hes a racist racist troll troll We are going to the playoffs,we have Rod Streater woooooooooooooooo

    Exactly you got no proof so you’re a little b1tch who just likes to come here to get some attention

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    You are a cross posting tr0ll and a liar.
    ____

    Seymour Bush Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    None of those are me

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Say Jamista Clown did you see romney pumping his gas and looking like he’s been on a three day crack binge? That’s the guy you wanted; crack head with his finger on the button.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Donkeyhater Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:33 pm
    Can’t tell who’s more juvenile.
    Oakfosho or Madden20.

    Not sure I care.

    You two need to settle this at recess, and stop infesting this board with your immature crap.
    ——————-
    Uh oh, here’s another crossposting Btch. Brien is that you?

  • mcfadden20.

    oakfoshow Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Nothing we can do as fans but just sit hear and take it. This team has us so screwed up that we as fans have turned on each other. Only thing left to do is try to live as productive a life as you can between Jan and Sept until this thing rolls around again.

    Yes we can do something.Start pelting these scrubs with 9 volt batteries at the next game.

    — Perfect fan right there, maybe your boss should do that to you for under-performing at a job?

  • Donkeyhater

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Now that Davis jr, has pulled a davis sr. and demanded the unsheathing of TP6 there is hope for the future and reason to watch this dumpster fire of a team again.

    TP6 has the heart of a lion, and the work ethic, and an amazing blend of other wordly talent and davis style rocket arm.
    ======================
    “heart of a lion”? “amazing blend of other worldly talent”?

    He practices like the other guys. No more, no less.

    What exactly is worldly to you?

    He looked very plain and unworldly when he was on the field. In fact he pretty much looked lost and flustered.

    We talking about the same guy?

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    MistaBrown Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    You are a cross posting tr0ll and a liar.
    =================================

    Prove they are me or STFU you lying turd.

  • Los Raida Locos

    (modified version)

    This is brilliant, cause when the cut blocking goes, so does the zbs. knapp and DA have proved they can’t teach, players don’t particularily like playing for them, and DA, knapp and staff cannot game plan.

    Right now, you know how Allen talks about finding ways to fix this team and accountability and leaving no stone unturned, all coach speak btw, I’ll bet that is a bunch of bullsh*t. There is probably so much in fighting, back stabbing, throwing each other under the bus, self doubt, anger and frustration, more fcking in fighting and yelling, throwin sh*t at the walls, slammin chairs on the tables, throwing phone books at asst. coaches, that no way in hell can these guys get a game plan or get the players ready for the Browns. These guys are probably beating each other to a pulp as we speak. Heck, for all they know, they may not be here after Friday. Fckng team is a train wreck.

  • oakfoshow

    301.Donkeyhater Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:33 pm
    Can’t tell who’s more juvenile.
    Oakfosho or Madden20.

    Not sure I care.

    You two need to settle this at recess, and stop infesting this board with your immature crap.

    But I can tell who the biggest queeer is.YOU

  • mcfadden20.

    ANYWAYS I’m out , you guys enjoy , even Oakfoshow too ,have a good one little fella

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    A VERY WISE MAN ONCE SAID..”SO WHAT”

  • 504 Raider

    278.Raiderbuck Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    Matt Leinart ‏@MattLeinartQB

    I’m finally free

    ************************************

    Wonder what that means

    ————————————————————————————————————–

    Probably something to do with his broads.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Pryor has more to proven then Palmer. Young guy looking to make a name for himself.

    Palmer is on the decline cashing checks and getting booed and beer poured on him. The guy is an average quarterback.. and will never be a good one.

  • Donkeyhater

    KoolKell Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Donkeyhater Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:33 pm
    Can’t tell who’s more juvenile.
    Oakfosho or Madden20.

    Not sure I care.

    You two need to settle this at recess, and stop infesting this board with your immature crap.
    ——————-
    Uh oh, here’s another crossposting Btch. Brien is that you?
    ——————————–
    Shut up.
    Go look. I’ve been posting here a while, on and off.
    No, I don’t live here, every morning, afternoon, and evening, like you.
    Unlike you, I have a job.
    Unlike you, I have friends.
    Unlike you, I have hobbies.
    Unlike you, I have a life.

    If you piss me off, I have to warn you now, I’ll have your wife kick your ass.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Good post #315

  • oakfoshow

    — Perfect fan right there, maybe your boss should do that to you for under-performing at a job?

    Im my own boss punk.Its called smart guy perks.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    more to prove*

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    #321

    Sure crossposting, Btch.

  • Plunketthead

    KK you have been here 24/7/365 for 6 years now. Don’t tell me you are getting discouraged?

    Shake it off and sing us your anthem, you know the one about swimming across the sea and eating porcupines

  • oakfoshow

    317.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:39 pm
    ANYWAYS I’m out , you guys enjoy , even Oakfoshow too ,have a good one little fella

    Later cheif.No more Rod Streater predictions k?

  • Los Raida Locos

    KoolKell Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:40 pm
    Good post #315

    ————————

    Thank you. I believe it to be true.

  • Donkeyhater

    KoolKell Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 4:59 pm
    Dumbschit Team, Dumbschit Blog. All Day, Every Day.
    ==================================
    You admit the dumbschit blog, yet you live here?

    see above about you having no friends, no hobbies, no job, no life.

  • Priesttj12

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:32 pm
    Now that Davis jr, has pulled a davis sr. and demanded the unsheathing of TP6 there is hope for the future and reason to watch this dumpster fire of a team again.

    TP6 has the heart of a lion, and the work ethic, and an amazing blend of other wordly talent and davis style rocket arm.

    I am so glad big mack and davis jr are on thier jobs, and spanking the resident blog trolls that said it could never happen

    well you can call me negrodamaus

    i predicted jc over gradkowski palmers flop, missing the playoffs after his signing and this year , and that tp6 will get the nod at the end of a failed season.

    these facts have the ppalmer worshipers in a a tizzy!!!
    ********************************************
    I think this is exactly where this comes from because we all know it didn’t come from the coaches. If they could they’d doghouse the kid until they found a taker. Then trade him for a 7th rnd pick. And start Leinart….

  • mcfadden20.

    Last year team went 1-4 down the stretch including games against Miami and GB in weeks 13 and 14 when they got down 34-0 before putting up points, they lack talent, just simple as that, nothing to do with Hue , I wanted him back with his own DC, this team lacks talent, if it did have talent you can bet they would have beaten SD in week 17 with everything on line, don’t believe me? then keep living in your fantasy world

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Peymour Glen, do you know how many times the Muslim Brotherhood has visited Hussein in the WH ?

  • Oakglen

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  • oakfoshow

    Streater,Crinor,Bartell,Spencer,Brisell,Smith,Knapp,DA,Tarver.On and On.ALL REGGIES GUYS!! Think about it.Next Year???JEEEEEEEZZZZus

  • mcfadden20.

    oakfoshow Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    317.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:39 pm
    ANYWAYS I’m out , you guys enjoy , even Oakfoshow too ,have a good one little fella

    Later cheif.No more Rod Streater predictions k?

    — Are you Al_is_the_raiders???

  • mcfadden20.

    oakfoshow Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Streater,Crinor,Bartell,Spencer,Brisell,Smith,Knapp,DA,Tarver.On and On.ALL REGGIES GUYS!! Think about it.Next Year???JEEEEEEEZZZZus

    HAHHAHA i knew it, anything to say about ZBS and zone schemes?

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    JT The Brick ‏@JTTheBrick
    Just talked to 2 NFL insiders who told me Andy Reid will end up as the next head coach of the #Chargers #Eagles
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  • Los Raida Locos

    mcfadden20. Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:44 pm
    Last year team went 1-4 down the stretch including games against Miami and GB in weeks 13 and 14 when they got down 34-0 before putting up points, they lack talent, just simple as that, nothing to do with Hue , I wanted him back with his own DC, this team lacks talent, if it did have talent you can bet they would have beaten SD in week 17 with everything on line, don’t believe me? then keep living in your fantasy world

    ———————————–

    I think this years coaching staff spends a lot of time fighting and arguing and back-stabbing. How else can you explain the lack of game planning and preperation.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    MistaBrown Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Peymour Glen, do you know how many times the Muslim Brotherhood has visited Hussein in the WH ?
    ======================================

    Not as many times as Romney has copped some hubba down in Compton.

  • mcfadden20.

    M1st1c left to watch the Toilet bowl between 2-8 Car led by legendary Cam Newton and 3-7 Philadelphia

  • oakfoshow

    Are you Al_is_the_raiders???

    Nope I am OAKFOSHOW the smartest guy and mayor and KING of this blog.

  • Raider E

    Mistic,

    Pryor is the last thing you should want right now. if this kid goes out there and faces the pressure of an NFL defense and falls flat on his face, his time is done in Oaktown, Playa.

    I hope the best for the kid, but I woudn’t wish that circumstance on him at this point.

  • mcfadden20.

    Los Raida Locos Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    mcfadden20. Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:44 pm
    Last year team went 1-4 down the stretch including games against Miami and GB in weeks 13 and 14 when they got down 34-0 before putting up points, they lack talent, just simple as that, nothing to do with Hue , I wanted him back with his own DC, this team lacks talent, if it did have talent you can bet they would have beaten SD in week 17 with everything on line, don’t believe me? then keep living in your fantasy world

    ———————————–

    I think this years coaching staff spends a lot of time fighting and arguing and back-stabbing. How else can you explain the lack of game planning and preperation.

    —-
    LMAO you talking about game planning in meaningless season ? we went down 34-0 before we scored any points in successive weeks, with playoffs on line?

  • oakfoshow

    HAHHAHA i knew it, anything to say about ZBS and zone schemes?

    Yes.IT ALL SUCKS.Reggie??? Right turn clyde,I mean Reggie

  • mcfadden20.

    oakfoshow Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Are you Al_is_the_raiders???

    Nope I am OAKFOSHOW the smartest guy and mayor and KING of this blog.

    —-

    HAHAHA i knew you were Al_the_troll ,you make it too easy , good try man, maybe a new screen name next year?

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Peymour you lie about being OakGlen and then you log in and post on that account…lol classic tr0ll

  • Priesttj12

    If he falls on his face he falls on his face, but I highly doubt it………just watch!

  • Raider E

    McFadden,

    There is not even a glimmer of hope regarding this coaching staff.

    I think JONGRUDEN2113 has it right when he says Mark realizes his mistake with Reggie and we just might see a clean sweep if we dont show any progression in the last 5 weeks.

    How about you?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Just read on Rotoworld that Palmers 13 million is not quaranteed next year?

  • mcfadden20.

    Week 13 – Miami 34 – 0 end of 3rd
    week 14 – Green Bay 34 – 0 middle of 3rd

    all that in middle of battle for playoffs

    sorry not a Hue hater, this team lacked talent to beat good teams last year, didn’t change anything with first pick in 3rd rd and 5 Million to spend in FA