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Allen says using QB Pryor has been ‘discussed’

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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  • http://www.raiders.com Seymour Bush

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    I wouldn’t just play Pryor, I’d freaking START him against the Brownies – from his home state of Ohio

    Palmer showed us what he’s made of versus Cincy imo
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    Home state? Well, of course, then. Start him. By all means. When has someone returning to their roots not been a bonanza?

  • Los Raida Locos

    mcfadden20. Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:08 pm
    What’s there to freaking turn around ???

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    Huh?

  • SJSURaider (19yr19fan)

    I’m pretty sure Pryor is from Pennsylvania

  • http://www.raiders.com Seymour Bush

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    I still say Pryor will be a better NFL qb than Cam Newton

    make fun of me now, kiss my bum in about 5 years
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    5 years? Kind of a long time to wait. Not much faith you have if it’s going to take 5 years.

  • No Mas Diamante

    Priesttj12 Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:11 pm
    Look at Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick are they getting killed? This kid is just as big and faster with a ton of competitiveness to boot. If they give him a good gameplan he’ll show you what he’s capable of.
    LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

    They have legit offensive lines. Kap had all day.

  • MiamiRaider78

    5 years from now? By that time we’ll forget if you were wrong but you’ll probably remind us if you were right. lol

    Hope all is well R.R!

  • http://www.raiders.com Seymour Bush

    beechams gay lover Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    anyone seen beech dawg? he was the caboose in a train with these el salvadorans. he must be sore and sleeping
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    Sore from bending over like a four leaf clover, singing Am I Blue.

  • mcfadden20.

    I believe that guys name is Tony Mandarich, thought to be pretty strong guy, and can’t miss pick, until Reggie White bullrushed through him, he was never the same player

  • RaiderRockstar

    after seeing what Pryor was capable of in that preseason game against Dallas, I don’t know how you could make him INACTIVE for 11 straight weeks

    coaching staff = racist??

    Mark & Reggie should mandate that he plays in some capacity, like Al Davis would have

  • mcfadden20.

    So sometimes you should wait until the situation is safe to play a guy in

  • http://www.raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Priesttj12 Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:11 pm
    Look at Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick are they getting killed? This kid is just as big and faster with a ton of competitiveness to boot. If they give him a good gameplan he’ll show you what he’s capable of.
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    Big.
    Fast.
    Competitive.

    You left out the one deciding factor.
    Accurate.
    He’s not accurate. Doesn’t think well in the clutch.
    Just isn’t NFL ready.

  • No Mas Diamante

    Five years!!! ????? I want to win now. been too long. tired of losing. I dint have five years. I’ll hurt someone if this goes on that long.

  • Los Raida Locos

    Pryor will be the #2 on Sunday. Book it, Bank it, Print it.

  • http://www.raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Be a sad day if the head honcho’s decide to listen to the whine of fans, and put in a player just to shut them up.
    Could be the loudest silence heard in quite some years, if he falls on his face like he did in the preseason.
    Lots of posters will be mysteriously busy.

  • No Mas Diamante

    Seymour Bush Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:17 pm
    Priesttj12 Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:11 pm
    Look at Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick are they getting killed? This kid is just as big and faster with a ton of competitiveness to boot. If they give him a good gameplan he’ll show you what he’s capable of.
    ==============================================
    Big.
    Fast.
    Competitive.

    You left out the one deciding factor.
    Accurate.
    He’s not accurate. Doesn’t think well in the clutch.
    Just isn’t NFL ready.

    ?????????????????????????????

    We havn;t seen him since preseason. Interested to see what he can bring. Same with T Jones. Just let the sob RUN!

  • http://www.raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Los Raida Locos Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Pryor will be the #2 on Sunday. Book it, Bank it, Print it.
    ==============================
    You will be the board idiot today. Book it, Bank it, Print it.

  • Los Raida Locos

    Mandate from Reggie to Allen: Make Pryor #2 on Sunday if you do not want me to take your head and shove it up your ass (the dialogue between Reggie and the coaches is really bad right now. Losing like we do does that).

  • mcfadden20.

    I bet you guys Miss_supa_b1tch is wetting her panties because C Newton might win his 3rd game tonight LOL

  • http://www.raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Watched Shrek the other day.
    Kept seeing Reggie.
    Except Shrek was more articulate.

  • Raider E

    Raiders all day raises a very good point above. Al was always known as a players owner, he left the ship to his son who by all accounts is even more so a players owner.

    The failure this season will not fall upon the players, it will fall upon the coaches period.

    Guys like Pryor and Jones will get some run just because the DA and Reggie know that Mark wants to see for himself.

  • Los Raida Locos

    Seymour Bush Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    Los Raida Locos Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Pryor will be the #2 on Sunday. Book it, Bank it, Print it.
    ==============================
    You will be the board idiot today. Book it, Bank it, Print it.

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    I’ll save this and give it back to you on Sunday. No problem, thank you in advance.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    After seeing what Palmer is capable of CINCY.. why start him again? does that make sense no?

    After seeing what Pryor can do against the LIONS who many starters on D were still in.. do u sit him? NO.

    and Pryor is from Pittsburgh.. Went to OHio State..

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I’d like to see Pryor get promoted to 2nd string, to get more work in Practice for a couple of games.

  • No Mas Diamante

    Watched Shrek the other day.
    Kept seeing Reggie.
    Except Shrek was more articulate.
    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Over the top dude.

  • 504 Raider

    I bet we would have better results if Pryor played the whole game and just played sand lot without any input from Knapp.

  • mcfadden20.

    There is nothing left to do but appease some stupid fans who cling to every little hope

  • http://www.raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Book this. Print this. Take this to the bank.
    TP will get in, in last few games.
    Strictly with the hope he doesn’t look like schit, and looks good enough to use as trade bait.
    If he flops?
    TP will be working at Safeway next year.
    “CLEANUP IN ISLE 10..CLEAN UP IN ISLE 10. WE NEED A MOP “

  • Los Raida Locos

    Lienart is more of a mop up QB that probably couldn’t get it done if the game was on the line. Pryor has many more options to win a game than Matt. Makes total sense. Only drawback is any QB in knapps system is doomed to fail.

  • http://www.raiders.com Seymour Bush

    mcfadden20. Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    There is nothing left to do but appease some stupid fans who cling to every little hope
    ================================
    Then quit peeking in your drawers.
    You’ll be a big boy some day.
    Patience, grasshopper.

  • Priesttj12

    Seymour he is more accurate than Cam or Kappy. This he’s not accurate bullcrap is a flat out lie. I wacthed all 3 of those kids and Pryor was easily as accurate as Kappy he didn’t anticipate as well as Cam but he was just as accurate.

    They all compare favorably to one another. The only issue is the Raiders have never given this kid any snaps so he may be more rusty than those two. But he is definitely as accurate as Kappy………….period

  • http://www.raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Funny seeing running for your life as a viable option.
    Yeah, TP can run fast.
    If he was able to learn the system, he would be better prepared to pass, instead of immediately getting on his horse.
    Maybe he needs a tutor.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid// Full Disclosure

    Donkeyhater Says: Should rename this board Sybil.======

    I suggested the sullen1 adopt that handle and retire the whole sock puppet army ’cause we knew her by any alias but she didn’t take my advice.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    You guys dont realize. Mark has an inside source in the locker room. He goes by the name of MARCEL REECE.

    Mark and Marcel are close. Very tight. Like good friends. Im sure they have meetings on the regular on whats going down. He would say if the coaches are being lost on some players.

    Darren Mcfadden and Reece are boys too I see them always on the sidelines talking after 3 n outs and horrible zb runs. Before the injury. Why do you think MARK told reggie and the coaches to talk to DMAC and find out what he liked to run.

    marcel probaly tellin Mark the ZBS doest work for DMAC

  • beechams gay lover

    If beech dawg could get it up he wouldn’t have to be a bottom all the time.

  • mcfadden20.

    Seymour Bush Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    mcfadden20. Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    There is nothing left to do but appease some stupid fans who cling to every little hope
    ================================
    Then quit peeking in your drawers.
    You’ll be a big boy some day.
    Patience, grasshopper.

    —-

    WTF????

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Knapp insists on throwing the ball underneath the Defense, no matter how close to the line they are. ALWAYS under the damned sticks.

  • http://www.raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Priesttj12 Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Seymour he is more accurate than Cam or Kappy. This he’s not accurate bullcrap is a flat out lie. I wacthed all 3 of those kids and Pryor was easily as accurate as Kappy he didn’t anticipate as well as Cam but he was just as accurate.

    They all compare favorably to one another. The only issue is the Raiders have never given this kid any snaps so he may be more rusty than those two. But he is definitely as accurate as Kappy………….period
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    You can’t be serious?
    Kap just had the best two games of any rookie, ever, in the NFL, back to back, to start their career.
    And you say he’s just as accurate? You must have watched a different game than I watched. He was anything but accurate.
    If he’s all that, why hasn’t he gotten any snaps? The organization is desperate for a win. If TP was the answer, he would be out there…PERIOD.

  • beechams gay lover

    do you guys know where to get viagra cheep? beech dawg needs it but forty dollars for twenty is more than beech can pay

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Q: Is it time to give other quarterbacks a shot other than Carson Palmer?

    A: “That’s up to the coaches. That’s not my decision. I have opinions but I’m not going to speak’em.”

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    who u think Mark is talking about. This is from his Transcript

  • Los Raida Locos

    KoolKell Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:28 pm
    Knapp insists on throwing the ball underneath the Defense, no matter how close to the line they are. ALWAYS under the damned sticks.

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    knapp aint to bright. this we know.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Priesttj12 Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:24 pm
    Seymour he is more accurate than Cam or Kappy. This he’s not accurate bullcrap is a flat out lie. I wacthed all 3 of those kids and Pryor was easily as accurate as Kappy he didn’t anticipate as well as Cam but he was just as accurate.

    They all compare favorably to one another. The only issue is the Raiders have never given this kid any snaps so he may be more rusty than those two. But he is definitely as accurate as Kappy………….period
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    They are more accurate than TP, but he is a better athlete. He needs to work on his throwing motion which will fix his accuracy issues. I watched him play for 3 years at The OSU.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid// Full Disclosure

    Priesttj12 Says: Look at Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick are they getting killed? This kid is just as big and faster with a ton of competitiveness to boot. If they give him a good gameplan he’ll show you what he’s capable of.=======================================

    I don’t doubt that. But we’d probably have a better record if we were capable of coming up with a good game plan?

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    mcfadden20. Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Seymour Bush Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    mcfadden20. Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    There is nothing left to do but appease some stupid fans who cling to every little hope
    ================================
    Then quit peeking in your drawers.
    You’ll be a big boy some day.
    Patience, grasshopper.

    —-

    WTF????
    =======================================

    That’s a troll who is melting down in front of our eyes posting as Seymour Bush every two seconds. It’s actually kind of funny.

  • Raiders for life

    Carr, the brother of former NFL overall No. 1 draft pick David Carr, set a school record for highest completion percentage in a game, completing 28-of-32 passes (.875) for 452 yards and four touchdowns and no interceptions as the Bulldogs defeated Air Force, 48-15. The win clinched a share of the Mountain West title for the Bulldogs.

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    Wonder if V.2 will translate into the NFL. Look at those numbers though.

  • http://www.raiders.com Seymour Bush

    So you all will know, when it’s me, I’ll post a Mr. Brown insult, as an added bonus when I post.
    If I don’t post an insult to that war–monger, it’s not me.

  • beechams gay lover

    do you guys think beech dawg is weird for wanting to have a sex change?

  • http://www.raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Seymour Bush Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    mcfadden20. Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Seymour Bush Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    mcfadden20. Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    There is nothing left to do but appease some stupid fans who cling to every little hope
    ================================
    Then quit peeking in your drawers.
    You’ll be a big boy some day.
    Patience, grasshopper.

    —-

    WTF????
    =======================================

    That’s a troll who is melting down in front of our eyes posting as Seymour Bush every two seconds. It’s actually kind of funny.
    ==================================
    Just so you all know, that wasn’t me.
    Just some troll wanting to be Oakglenn.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    The troll is melting, melting, melting……

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    The troll is melting, melting, melting……melting, melting, melting…….

  • Priesttj12

    People forget Pryor was a heisman candidate as a junior and if you compare passing stats his are very similar to Kappy’s going from freshman to junior year. Just that Kappy played against much lessor opponents.

    Pryor has played in 3 BCS bowl games winning 2 MVP’s and carried that program. Big Games are nothing new to TP all this kid needs is reps like any other young QB to show what he can do. I gaurantee you he’s better than Locker and Ponder especially Gabbert. Yet all 3 of them are starting in this league.

    The only young QB;’s head and shoulders over Pryor are guys like Luck and RG3 maybe even Russell Wilson. But Pryor is definitely in that next teir. He will struggle at times no question until he figures it out. Then you better LOOK OUT!