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Pryor ready to roll when called upon

Second-year quarterback Terrelle Pryor spoke at length Wednesday about what life is like sitting behind Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart, how he spends his time and how much progress he has made since training camp.
One thing he doesn't do is look at the rapid ascension of 49ers second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick and wonder what if?
"I don’t judge myself by other people," Pryor said. "What he does is what he does. I’m just confident I could go in and make some plays as much as I can. If God gives me the blessing to do that, I look forward to it. But if not, I’ll roll on. I’ll be OK. I’ll be back for next year."
Coach Dennis Allen said Monday that he and his coaches have "discussed" the prospect of playing Pryor in some capacity this season.
Allen said Wednesday that there's a possibility of Pryor being active Sunday against the Cleveland Browns as the No. 3 quarterback. Pryor hasn't been active for any of Oakland's first 11 games.
Pryor has little chance of playing in a game if he's the No. 3 quarterback. Yet, at some point Allen said he wants to get a look at Pryor.
"There will be a time where we’ve got to look at him and see what he can do," Allen said.
Especially if the Raiders have any intention of moving on from Palmer anytime in the next two seasons. Palmer is signed through 2016, Pryor is under contract through 2014.
It's on thing to see Pryor play in an exhibition game, it's quite another to see him play against, say, the Denver Broncos in a game that counts in the standings and has huge playoff implications for the Broncos.
To that end, Pryor said he has the playbook down pat and feels as if he is ready to turn it loose in a game.
"It’s kind of like picking an opponent on paper," Pryor said. "You can say you’ve got it, but once you get on the field, you don’t know if you’ve got it. I don’t know if I do or not, but if we were to talk and you were to give me a formation for this upcoming week I’d know every single play. I’d know where everyone’s at, I’d know all the responsibilities. That’s on paper, that’s not on the field, with four guys 300-pounds are flying at you. So, I don’t know."
Pryor is confident that he has improved a great deal since training camp, when he talked at length about the need to get better with his footwork and accuracy.
"I’ve been doing a lot of footwork," Pryor said. "It’s amazing, the accuracy that I have now. I’m able to step into my throws and throw exactly where I want the ball at, and I just keep getting better at that. As a quarterback, you never get to that level where you stop working. There’s always room for improvement and that’s all I’m looking for."
Palmer has mentored Pryor since the day he arrived in a trade from the Cincinnati Bengals last October. He said he realizes that Pryor is in a difficult situation. At the same time, he is impressed by the way Pryor handles himself.
"There’s been zero dropoff," Palmer said of Pryor's commitment. "He’s in a tough spot being the third-stringer, where you don’t get a chance to dress out, but (he) studies his butt off, continues to work, gets as many reps as he can in practice, is completely in it."

-- Nos. 1 and 2 running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson returned to practice today after missing the past three games.
Allen said, "They look like they’re working their way back."
Which is another way of saying, they have a ways to go before they're as sharp as they were before they suffered high-ankle sprains Nov. 4.
Allen said McFadden and Goodson took reps with the first-team offense, even though they were limited in their participation. The weather Sunday won't impact the decision whether they play against the Browns or not, Allen added.
Regardless of how well and how fast they heal, Allen said fullback Marcel Reece will continue to be a vital part of the rushing attack.
"Marcel has earned the right to carry the ball some," Allen said. "We’ll still use him in that capacity, yes."
Palmer said it's a benefit to the Raiders just having Reece on the field, especially when he is in the backfield at the same time as McFadden.
"It gives you something to worry about defensively preparing for us," Palmer said. "You don't know. Marcel's been in the backfield to block when Darren's been in the games and now gives us a little more unknown, you don;t know exactly what's coming at you.
"Marcel can catch a ball out of the backfield, he can run it. Darren can block, Marcel can run it. Gives us just kind of another dimension. That's the right way to say it: earned the right. Because the way he's run and you don't expect a fullback to come in and be the starting tailback and be as good as he's been."
Reece rushed for 225 yards at an average of 4.8 yards the past three games, whereas McFadden averaged only 3.3 yards in the eight games he played before the injury.

-- Rookie wide receiver Rod Streater started the regular-season opener, in part because of injuries to Denarius Moore and Jacoby Ford. Now, he is at the point where he played only five snaps last Sunday.
Meanwhile, fellow rookie receiver Juron Criner is headed the opposite way. Criner went from not playing early on to 40 snaps against the Bengals last Sunday.
This is yet another sign of the Raiders doing the pruden thing, taking a look at younger, inexperienced players between now and the end of the season.
"It's more of a situation where we want to get a look at Juron Criner, a guy that we drafted, a young guy that we think highly of," Allen said. "He’s getting more comfortable in the offense. ... There are some young guys we want to make sure we get a look at, and he’s obviously one of those guys, that we drafted, we like him. We've got to let him play."
Criner said there's room for all the receivers to fill a role on the team, given their diverse talents.
“There’s a lot of things that we all bring to the table that one of the others don’t," Criner said. "I just add a bigger frame to the run game on the outside blocking, red-zone, coming across the middle. I’ll try to be whatever you want me to be and do whatever you want me to do.”

-- Allen shot down any suggestion that he took a more active role in caling the defensive plays during the Bengals game. He said the play-calling was handled the same way it has been handled all year with he and defensive coordinator Jason Tarver in concert.

-- The recent struggles of right guard Mike Brisiel haven't gone unnoticed by Allen.
Yet, Allen doesn't sound too concerned about Brisiel getting to the point where he is a reliable asset and not a sometimes liability.
"He has obviously struggled some," Allen said. "But he’s working extremely hard to try to get better and he knows he needs to play better. And he takes a lot of pride in it. It’s important to him. And that’s important to me, to make sure, I want guys that want it to be important to him."
Brisiel said he wasn't pleased with the way he played against the Bengals.
"We did some things, me personally, that hurt ourselves," Brisiel said. "I just got to go back and work on it."

-- Palmer is 9-3 against the Browns all-time, with 25 touchdowns, 14 interceptions and a 90.6 passer rating.
He said the Browns have a slew of new faces on the roster since the last time he played them -- he wasn't here last season when the Raiders beat the Browns -- but their overall approach remains the same.
"A lot has changed personnel wise and look-wise, but they always seem to be a big physical group that can still rush the passer," Palmer said. "There’s a lot of teams that you play that are really big and physical and are there to stop the run and push the pocket, but they have two guys on the edge that can rush the passer. Just a good, physical group up front."

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  • inonewordraider

    Reggiehater Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:46 am
    Reggies bottom lip is bigger than DA’s titts.Completely disgusting.
    ________
    never noticed DA having tits, Knapp yes serious man boobs, but DA?

  • dr_robert

    i think reggiehater and dr. hunter are gonna kiss.

  • Reggiehater

    1297.DMAC Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:46 am
    The season won’t hurt me so bad, if we can possible manage to succeed OPERATION NECK SNAPPER. I don’t give a fk if its a late hit. Just get it done and end the Donks super bowl dreams!!!!!

    Im good with that.Thats raiderball.Now watch all the little punks say ohh you are a troll.

  • The_Judge37

    The problem we face now is Mark Davis is a 1st year Owner who hired a 1st year GM who hired a 1st year HC who hired a 1st year DC, all because they’re scared to have anyone question them on their 1st year on the job.

  • Marks hair

    It’s not just the record McFadden 20 it’s the glaring team wide regression.. this is the worst staff in the NFL.. I I just heard Adam Schein say Dennis Allen is the worst coach in the NFL. We are the leagues joke and we dont even get the top pick.. waste

  • hwnrdr

    Mark, we have been the league joke even when we are winning…

  • DennisAllensVisor

    The_Judge37 Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:50 am
    The problem we face now is Mark Davis is a 1st year Owner who hired a 1st year GM who hired a 1st year HC who hired a 1st year DC, all because they’re scared to have anyone question them on their 1st year on the job.

    —-

    Our problem is they are scared to have anyone question them?…

    That makes… basically no sense at all.

  • Reggiehater

    1295.dr_robert Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:44 am
    Reggiehater Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:43 am
    1278.Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:38 am
    If Reggie thought this roster could make the playoffs he should be fired IMMEDIATELY.

    He did. More than once,but you will never get the bottom lip suckers around here to talk about that!
    ****************

    snore

    Hey,thats the exact noise your daughter makes when im done with her.Been meaning to talk to you about that.Give her some vitamins will ya?

  • The_Judge37

    Except we wouldn’t have finished 8-8 last year with Al alive. Al would not have made the Palmer trade, so it would have been Boller and a greener-than-grass Pryor down the stretch, which means 4-12 and either Jim Fassel or Rob Ryan as our head coach right now.
    ——–

    Al maybe makes that trade because we were in position when JC went down. I just don’t think he gets hosed like Hue did. Also who knows if Hue becomes a better coach without having to worry about being a GM. But non of that matters now.

  • dr_robert

    it would not shock me to see the raiders pick geno smith.

  • inonewordraider

    what did Hue do for me to like him

    -he showed alot of emotion and passion
    -talked about growing up a Raider fan understanding and giving credence to the Raider tradition
    -had JC looking better than ever before evidenced by the games v Buff KC when he finally started taking chances down the field
    -went back to power running realizing DMAC our start rb felt more comfortable running these plays
    -our oline went from pathetic to top 5 in the league
    -Our O was top ten in the league

    what do you like about the defensive minded DA?

  • mcfadden20.

    The_Judge37 Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:50 am

    The problem we face now is Mark Davis is a 1st year Owner who hired a 1st year GM who hired a 1st year HC who hired a 1st year DC, all because they’re scared to have anyone question them on their 1st year on the jo

    C’mon you can’t be serious

  • hwnrdr

    I trip on posts that talks about people’s daughters and stuff…how many of you are NOT parents?

  • dr_robert

    Reggiehater Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:51 am

    snore

    Hey,thats the exact noise your daughter makes when im done with her.Been meaning to talk to you about that.Give her some vitamins will ya?
    ***************

    so, u like little girls and ur boring in bed? wow.

  • mcfadden20.

    Our O was 16th in scoring last year , last time i checked, just saying

  • R8ER MIKE

    GOOD AFTERNOON NATION !!
    and my GreenParty brothers !!

  • The_Judge37

    Why else would they all hire 1st year guys? You think they’d want someone with some experience to lean on

  • hwnrdr

    I think a lot has to do with not being able to score in the second half for so many games!

  • R8ER MIKE

    i think somebody pizzed in my kool-aide !!!

  • hwnrdr

    What’s up Mike?!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:34 am
    Raider O Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:30 am
    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:27 am
    Its about winning games & making money.

    If you think a new GM is going to announce that they are re-building in his first year, basically cementing bad ticket sales, then you are somewhat of a idiot.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Rebuilding = bad ticket sales, but 3-8 is ok?
    LOL
    Are you still googling DA’s pictures?

    —-

    Your smarter than that man, well I hope.

    Why would you announce that you are giving up on the season at ANY point, let alone before it starts?… Please explain that.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    You don’t say we are going to rebuild and suck, but your actions will show that you are trying to rebuild. Like the colts last year. You don’t resign older PB vets, you release vet players with high salaries, etc….

  • Reggiehater

    1305.Marks hair Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:50 am
    It’s not just the record McFadden 20 it’s the glaring team wide regression.. this is the worst staff in the NFL.. I I just heard Adam Schein say Dennis Allen is the worst coach in the NFL. We are the leagues joke and we dont even get the top pick.. waste

    Dude,your waisting your time talking to that waterhead window licker.He prdicted the playoffs for christmas sake.DUHHHH.

  • mcfadden20.

    The_Judge37 Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Why else would they all hire 1st year guys? You think they’d want someone with some experience to lean on

    —-

    because they want to put their own stamp on their team and have their own vision, heck i freaking start over with the team when i play Madden13 lol, hiring veteran coaches and veteran GM’s doesn’t translate to more freaking wins

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Raider O Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:55 am
    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:34 am
    Raider O Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:30 am
    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:27 am
    Its about winning games & making money.

    If you think a new GM is going to announce that they are re-building in his first year, basically cementing bad ticket sales, then you are somewhat of a idiot.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Rebuilding = bad ticket sales, but 3-8 is ok?
    LOL
    Are you still googling DA’s pictures?

    —-

    Your smarter than that man, well I hope.

    Why would you announce that you are giving up on the season at ANY point, let alone before it starts?… Please explain that.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    You don’t say we are going to rebuild and suck, but your actions will show that you are trying to rebuild. Like the colts last year. You don’t resign older PB vets, you release vet players with high salaries, etc….

    —-

    WE…..COULDNT…..MAKE…..ANY……MOVES…..

    Holy crap man.

    The high paid guys we have couldnt be cut, there would be no savings and no ability to sign players to replace them, or massive cap hits…….

  • http://www.AmyTraskshouldbeonmountrushmore.com Whats a Drexl?

    Marks hair Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:50 am

    It’s not just the record McFadden 20 it’s the glaring team wide regression.. this is the worst staff in the NFL.. I I just heard Adam Schein say Dennis Allen is the worst coach in the NFL. We are the leagues joke and we dont even get the top pick.. waste
    ===========================
    You are talking to a wall, he will call you stupid bring up last years schedule, talk about the lousy defense, and give these bums a pass.

    I am absolutely disgusted with this entire coaching staff, unbearable to watch the product they put on the field, why anyone would argue that fact is beyond me.

  • R8ER MIKE

    hey whats up Hwnrdr
    and Mr. Vice Prez… how the he11 are you guys ??

  • Reggiehater

    WE…..COULDNT…..MAKE…..ANY……MOVES…..

    Holy crap man.

    The high paid guys we have couldnt be cut, there would be no savings and no ability to sign players to replace them, or massive cap hits…….

    Because the gm is like raiderduck at night.worthless.

  • hwnrdr

    Doing good Mike…doing good!

  • dr_robert

    a lot of people here don’t understand football.

  • DMAC

    ODB is in da muth f_uckin house!!!!!!!!!

  • Reggiehater

    Hey Cork,try not to trip on Reggies bottom lip tomarro.His hair drips are a hazzard also.Lawsuit .

  • mcfadden20.

    You guys are so stupid , i admit we have regressed on O by coaching, why can’t you guys admit we didn’t have talent to begin with on D and actually gotten worse in pass rushing talent with KELL AND SEYMOUR adding more mileage on their tires and Shaugnessy replacing Wimbley, and why can’t you admit we would have still lost against good teams even if Hue hand 22 PPG O was still here ?

  • mcfadden20.

    and his 22ppg^^***

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:58 am
    Raider O Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:55 am
    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:34 am
    Raider O Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:30 am
    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:27 am
    Its about winning games & making money.

    If you think a new GM is going to announce that they are re-building in his first year, basically cementing bad ticket sales, then you are somewhat of a idiot.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Rebuilding = bad ticket sales, but 3-8 is ok?
    LOL
    Are you still googling DA’s pictures?

    —-

    Your smarter than that man, well I hope.

    Why would you announce that you are giving up on the season at ANY point, let alone before it starts?… Please explain that.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    You don’t say we are going to rebuild and suck, but your actions will show that you are trying to rebuild. Like the colts last year. You don’t resign older PB vets, you release vet players with high salaries, etc….

    —-

    WE…..COULDNT…..MAKE…..ANY……MOVES…..

    Holy crap man.

    The high paid guys we have couldnt be cut, there would be no savings and no ability to sign players to replace them, or massive cap hits…….
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    OMG!!!!
    Are you serious?
    McClain: $900+ K
    TK & Seymoyr: restructured
    Lechler: I wanted us to release him $5.65 million cap hit

    Rebuilding was not the objective.

  • theghostronin79

    Practice about to start….Maybe Cork will tweet some news..

  • DMAC

    hwnrdr Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I think a lot has to do with not being able to score in the second half for so many games!
    ========

    out coached!!!!

  • guest123

    Any weather updates out in Oakland? I hear there’s going to be a downpour around kickoff. An “atmospheric river” or some kind of monsoon. Oakland homers, is it that bad?

  • Reggiehater

    1329.dr_robert Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:02 am
    a lot of people here don’t understand football.

    And you are certainly one of them little man

  • R8ER MIKE

    DMAC !!
    Whats the good word today Mr.President ??

  • mcfadden20.

    Remind me again which top O team did we beat last year? uh Houston ? that’s about it ? you guys really believe if Hue was here we would have beaten all these good O’s we faced this year? with the D we have, get over him already, we would get better OC next year because REg and DA would have more options, instead of just going with retreads because there was no one good available by the time DA was hired

  • theghostronin79

    guest123 Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:06 am
    Any weather updates out in Oakland? I hear there’s going to be a downpour around kickoff. An “atmospheric river” or some kind of monsoon. Oakland homers, is it that bad?

    =============

    I always enjoyed a good “Mud Bowl”.
    I remember Fargas plodding along and smashing through KC defenders in a muddy mess. Plus the Raiders kocked off a hot Houston team a few years ago in the mud. I think it works well for us.

  • RaidingTexas

    LOL! Some guys on a radio show in Dallas are asking fans to tweet their thoughts on Rolando being a Cowboy to #daylightpistolwhipper. They just heard about the incident from a year ago.

    That’s how worthless Rolando is. People don’t know sh!t about him around the rest of the league because he’s a non-factor on the field.

  • mcfadden20.

    But the D needs some players on that side

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    ODB,

    Where erre you man?
    They pi$$ed in my Kool aid when they hired Knapp.

  • Reggiehater

    Mcfadden20 has to be Reggie bottom lip or his twin brother.Dumber than a sack of hammers.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Levi Damien ‏@LeviDamien
    #Raiders practice starts in 10 minutes. We should be know the official status of Rolando McClain shortly.
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  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    If that idiot is on the practice field today, I’m going to be pissed.

  • mcfadden20.

    Reggiehater Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Mcfadden20 has to be Reggie bottom lip or his twin brother.Dumber than a sack of hammers.

    000 STFU YOU POS YOU HAVE NOTHING TO ADD BESIDES GOING ON WITH YOUR NAME CALLING ?????

  • Reggiehater

    Reggie owes me $200.00 refund on the nfl ticket.I better get it or else!

  • mcfadden20.

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:10 am

    If that idiot is on the practice field today, I’m going to be pissed.

    Me too