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Pryor ready to roll when called upon

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 4:44 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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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  • DMAC

    O line = REGRESSED
    D-line = REGRESSED
    Secondary = REGRESSED
    special teams = REGRESSED
    running game = REGRESSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Do you guys need me to keep going………………..

  • guest123

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:28 am
    I fully expect McClain to be a legit starting ILB in a 3-4 somewhere.

    We used him wrong the whole time.

    Doesnt excuse his motor or attitude though. But I can see his frustration

    ***********

    You would be wrong. He will get a tryout somewhere like Curry and last a few games and then it’s off to Arena football or slumming in deep Alabama with his boys.

  • mcfadden20.

    The_Judge37 Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:26 am

    mcfadden20. Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:25 am
    The_Judge37 Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:21 am

    mcfadden20. Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:18 am
    Hue’s 22 PPG wouldn’t have mattered with the D we have, why the f8k you guys chose to ignore that sh1t , yeah but the games were competitive blah blah, ofcourse games against equal talent are always competitive lol
    ——–

    Problem we’re having now is games against equal talent aren’t competative. Why do you chose to ignore that?

    — Are you kidding with me? we beat KC and Jax = equal talent, only lost to Miami and SD but we lost to them last year as well and those were games down the stretch when we really needed to win
    ——-

    Tampa, New Orleans, Cinncy are all mediocre teams. We got curb stomped by them. Barley came back to beat the Jags.

    - Yeah ofcourse their record isn’t out of this world good but what I’m telling you guys is these teams have top passing O’s something we have struggled to stop for years

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Reggiehater Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:26 am
    After everything I went throught this offseasonu with you dumba$$es.All the Reggie is gonna save us,We are going to the playoffs,Rod Streater is our new #1 receiver.After i laughed at you day in and day out.All the abuse is justified.Now this offseason shut your big fat mouths and listen to somebody who knows football and we will start over.until than KISS MY A$$!

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

    “Listen to somebody who knows football” — like you? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    All you did the entire offseason was post “DRIPPY LIP” multiple times every day. Nothing more.

  • DMAC

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:29 am

    DMAC Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:27 am
    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:26 am

    DMAC, I feel your passion brother..

    But meet me half ways man, you gotta see things for what they are.
    =======

    I feel you Deuece, but I don’t run the show, just like no one else does here.
    I just tell it the way I see it.

    —-

    Amen brother.

    I respect that you speak your mind and dont stoop to the level of others.

    Always enjoy the debate with you.
    =======

    Hey man
    We’re all full of bservations and opinions on this blog.
    Ain’t no one running schit here.
    Final personal decisions are made by Reggie. He should know best. Its suppose to be his J.O.B

  • guest123

    Do you guys need me to keep going………………..

    *******

    you could easily keep going. Won’t hurt my feelings.

  • guest123

    Although there a ton of Dennis Allen apologists. You know how I feel. Axe him!

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    The Raiders need a winner like Elway to be the face of the franchise.

    We are stuck with scrub like Reggie.

    Winners attract winners, like Manning.

    Scrubs attract scrubs.

  • mcfadden20.

    The_Judge37 Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:30 am

    How can you say it’s coaching’s fault? like do you think Houston and SHaugnessy are underperforming? should they have had more sacks? Seymour and Kelly should better pass rushers or equal to last year after adding 1 more year to their life and more mileage on their nfl career? the problem is we can’t get to QB’s, i don’t know why you guys think it’s coachings fault with the guys we have on the D line
    ——–

    The blitzing and elimination of pure man covereage was supposed to be at least a slight improvement despite the lack of talent. I know Matt and Lamar aren’t legit talents, they’re good, but not stars. But still, how can it not be on the coaches when they call blitzes and everyone just runs into a blocker. They call zones but even the new guys are out of position.

    _—
    Well first of all Wheeler and Burris and these other guys are not known for their pass rushing and if they were , they would have been somewhere else, plus you still beat teams with natural pass rush, blitzing is only to confuse teams here and there and ofcourse people are going to look confused when QB’s have all freaking D to throw, CB’s can’t cover all day

  • DutchRaider77

    1385.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:26 am
    Just look up all the teams we beat from last 2 years, only formidable opponent we beat was Houston out of all 16 wins

    ______________________________________________________-

    Also, they were missing Andre Johnson….Not that he is in the same talent level of DHB.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:34 am
    The Raiders need a winner like Elway to be the face of the franchise.

    We are stuck with scrub like Reggie.

    Winners attract winners, like Manning.

    Scrubs attract scrubs.

    —-

    You have no sense of who Reggie McKenzie is if you believe that pile you just typed.

  • The_Judge37

    Last year it was the scheme and coaches fault, this year it’s just the players. What from this years coaching staff gives anyone any optimism going foward? Problem is BOTH, but they’re only getting one right by cutting D-Bags like McClain

  • edward teach

    IF (and it’s a big if, I’ll admit) the team feels like McClain has any trade value at all, what would prevent them from keeping him on the roster for the rest of the year and putting him on the reserve/suspended list or something like that?

    Obviously not going to get a high pick, but might could get something out of the deal from a team that wanted to give him a shot and not lose out if he becomes a free agent (which he would, because his contract virtually assures no one will make a waiver claim).

  • Reggiehater

    1376.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:22 am
    Reggiehater Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:11 am
    Reggie owes me $200.00 refund on the nfl ticket.I better get it or else!

    —-

    Of course you werent smart enough to get it for free when they were at odds with Viacom.

    Makes sense.

    Another Reggie type welfare bum trying to get things for free.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    DMAC Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:30 am

    O line = REGRESSED
    D-line = REGRESSED
    Secondary = REGRESSED
    special teams = REGRESSED
    running game = REGRESSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ======================================

    Oline: lost best interior lineman
    Dline: lost best interior lineman 4 weeks ago, and Shaughnessy has maxed out and not improved at all this year
    Secondary: lost both starting corners
    ST’s: yeah, ST’s have sucked ASS!
    running Game: McFadden has been AWFUL! Not bad, AWFUL!

    Is that Dennis Allen’s fault?

  • hwnrdr

    The whole darn team regressed, since the ATL game! That was the best game we had all year and the only one where we actually showed up!

  • hwnrdr

    Hey I believe that you should work to get the things you want but if something is given for free, why not?

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Our organization has been the model for instability and mayhem..

    Thats changing.

    And its gonna leave some casualties behind.

    Hopefully they are some of the fans too.

  • guest123

    What does it say about the season that the best game we played this year we lost?

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Reggie is judged on the pile he lays on the field.

  • theghostronin79

    1/2 of a right is better than 100% wrong at this point.
    it’s a positive step in a dismal situation.

  • mcfadden20.

    Raiders have struggled to stop good passing O’s for years , and you guys expect them to do better with this Dline, LMAO this isn’t NYG DLINE, LMAO at regression, ofcourse they are going to regress, no body on line is better pass rusher than Wimbley, and Kelly and Seymour are year closer to hanging em up

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    KoolKell Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Let’s put it this way:

    The Raiders are inept in virtually every facet of the game, and the Head Coach get’s a pass?
    ===============================================

    Did you see the 06 team? How’s about the 08 team? Last years team was not inept? Was Allen here in 07? Come on…

  • DMAC

    Seymour Bush Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:35 am

    DMAC Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:30 am

    O line = REGRESSED
    D-line = REGRESSED
    Secondary = REGRESSED
    special teams = REGRESSED
    running game = REGRESSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ======================================

    Oline: lost best interior lineman
    Dline: lost best interior lineman 4 weeks ago, and Shaughnessy has maxed out and not improved at all this year
    Secondary: lost both starting corners
    ST’s: yeah, ST’s have sucked ASS!
    running Game: McFadden has been AWFUL! Not bad, AWFUL!

    Is that Dennis Allen’s fault?
    ===========

    yes
    How do the players get a pass, but the coaching staff is not held accountable for anything???????????

  • DennisAllensVisor

    guest123 Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:37 am
    What does it say about the season that the best game we played this year we lost?

    —-

    Some might take offense to that logic..

  • hwnrdr

    I know right, Guest?
    However, is Atlanta really an 10-1 team besides the record? But the point is that they are and find ways to win, even when they shouldn’t! I miss the Raiders of old that used to be able to do that, but…

  • guest123

    Should be plenty of good seats available in Oo Coliseum for a mud war drenched field game against the Cleveland Brownstains.

  • DMAC

    hwnrdr Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:35 am

    The whole darn team regressed, since the ATL game! That was the best game we had all year and the only one where we actually showed up!
    ========

    I wonder why??????????
    Could it be the schitty ass staff finally prepared the troopers for battle?

  • mcfadden20.

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:34 am

    1385.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:26 am
    Just look up all the teams we beat from last 2 years, only formidable opponent we beat was Houston out of all 16 wins

    ______________________________________________________-

    Also, they were missing Andre Johnson….Not that he is in the same talent level of DHB.


    Yeah and we still barely beat them after we played hearts out for our owner who passed a couple of days ago , if it was the Pats and robert kraft passed away they would have blown away Houston

  • theghostronin79

    guest123 Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:37 am
    What does it say about the season that the best game we played this year we lost?

    =========

    It’s wierd that I had the most hope after the Atlanta game……But I was completely deflated, dumbfounded, and defeated after that Tampa display…. I think everything went down hill in a hurry after that. There was no coming back after that tail spin.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Our organization has been the model for instability and mayhem..

    Thats changing.

    And its gonna leave some casualties behind.

    Hopefully they are some of the fans too.
    ===========================================

    As much as I hate to say it, I would love for some of the fans to go too. They are just the bleacher sitting version of McClain.

  • mcfadden20.

    Why does coaching staff always have to be held accountable, haven’t we been holding them accountable for the last 20 years?

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Reggie’s turd is the least competitive team in football.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Seymour Bush Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:38 am
    KoolKell Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Let’s put it this way:

    The Raiders are inept in virtually every facet of the game, and the Head Coach get’s a pass?
    ===============================================

    Did you see the 06 team? How’s about the 08 team? Last years team was not inept? Was Allen here in 07? Come on…
    ————————–
    I’ve seen every game of the last 48 yrs.
    Did Art Shell get a pass?

  • The_Judge37

    Well first of all Wheeler and Burris and these other guys are not known for their pass rushing and if they were , they would have been somewhere else, plus you still beat teams with natural pass rush, blitzing is only to confuse teams here and there and ofcourse people are going to look confused when QB’s have all freaking D to throw, CB’s can’t cover all day
    ——–

    Well Burris was a decent pass rusher at SD state, but he’s not elite or he would’ve went higher. But that’s beside the point. Point is, we have new corners, new LB’s to play in the zone but still horrible pass coveregae = Poor coaching. I understand not having a pass rush affects it but to see absolutley no signs of improvment is not just lack of pass rushers.

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Silverandblack666

    I hate to break it to you hard core debaters in here but your BOTH right!

    Its a roster void of talent at every level and so thin to the point where our second string guys would not even make the practice squad for other teams.

    Its also coaching because we have all seen what a guy like Harbaugh can do in one year and change the attitude of a team. Yes thy have talent but Harbaugh gets more out of his talent than Singletary did I think that’s obvious.

    So its BOTH lack of talent and poor coaching combined with a rookie owner and a rookie GM what else did we expect really…….I myself blame Palmer for all of this!

  • guest123

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:39 am
    guest123 Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:37 am
    What does it say about the season that the best game we played this year we lost?

    —-

    Some might take offense to that logic..

    ********

    Any who would be so sensitive to take offense to that is an enemy of logic.

  • hwnrdr

    LOL, well Kraft’s wife passed and they all wore her patch and dedicated the season to her…I had a feeling they would make it to the dance, but…

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Last years team was not inept?
    ———————
    Hell no.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    guest123 Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:42 am
    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:39 am
    guest123 Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:37 am
    What does it say about the season that the best game we played this year we lost?

    —-

    Some might take offense to that logic..

    ********

    Any who would be so sensitive to take offense to that is an enemy of logic.

    —-

    Preaching to the choir…

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    How do the players get a pass, but the coaching staff is not held accountable for anything???????????
    ===========================================

    Who’s giving the players a pass? McClain needed to go. Mike Mitchell needs to go. Brisiel gets routinely THROWN into Palmer. He needs to go. We are getting zero pass rush. Somebody needs to go.

  • DMAC

    Seymour Bush Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Our organization has been the model for instability and mayhem..

    Thats changing.

    And its gonna leave some casualties behind.

    Hopefully they are some of the fans too.
    ===========================================

    As much as I hate to say it, I would love for some of the fans to go too. They are just the bleacher sitting version of McClain.
    ==========

    Why should fans leave?
    Everyone is entitled to speak their mind. You don’t like the fans? Then you should go across the water and eat cheese w/ wine.

  • guest123

    So its BOTH lack of talent and poor coaching combined with a rookie owner and a rookie GM what else did we expect really…

    *********

    A perfect storm. Stormclouds were there all along but we didn’t see the signs. Time to rip the blinders off!

  • mcfadden20.

    The_Judge37 Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Well first of all Wheeler and Burris and these other guys are not known for their pass rushing and if they were , they would have been somewhere else, plus you still beat teams with natural pass rush, blitzing is only to confuse teams here and there and ofcourse people are going to look confused when QB’s have all freaking D to throw, CB’s can’t cover all day
    ——–

    Well Burris was a decent pass rusher at SD state, but he’s not elite or he would’ve went higher. But that’s beside the point. Point is, we have new corners, new LB’s to play in the zone but still horrible pass coveregae = Poor coaching. I understand not having a pass rush affects it but to see absolutley no signs of improvment is not just lack of pass rushers.

    What improvement do you want to see from this DLINE?they are who they are, they ain’t going to magically coached into HOF players mid-season, do me a favor go ahead and watch the Freeman to Vjax 66 yard pass, it’s a freakin 3rd and 15 play , and we weren’t even near the vicinity of Freeman when he made that pass, on a freaking obvious pass play

  • hwnrdr

    Dammmm, DMAC cutting loose these last couple of days! Hey bro…I don’t blame ya!

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

    guest123 Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Should be plenty of good seats available in Oo Coliseum for a mud war drenched field game against the Cleveland Brownstains.
    ===============
    Pro tip: lower level section 110 row 28 and up, gets you under the second tier, stay nice and dry, but wear a thick parka.
    Bonus tip: right below the sierra nevada beer booth.

  • The_Judge37

    What improvement do you want to see from this DLINE?they are who they are, they ain’t going to magically coached into HOF players mid-season, do me a favor go ahead and watch the Freeman to Vjax 66 yard pass, it’s a freakin 3rd and 15 play , and we weren’t even near the vicinity of Freeman when he made that pass, on a freaking obvious pass play
    ———-

    I want to see improvement from the LB’s ad DB’s. I know what to expect out of this D-Line already. I’m not giving them a pass, just like i wont give this coaching staff a pass. Fking up this bad is a group effort. Everyone in the Raiders organization has a hand in this debacle

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    I dont get you losers…for all your lives all you ever wanted was a woman, and a Raider GM,…well forget that first one, totally out of reach,..however you finally get your GM,…ok and what hes doing is getting rid of the crap that dont make plays, only there to spread cancer and get paid,…thats what GM`s do,…old Al would have never cut that POS McLain,..and it needed to be done,..props to Reg,..hes not big dummy to me anymore,..all of you are though. Word up.

  • mcfadden20.

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    I hate to break it to you hard core debaters in here but your BOTH right!

    Its a roster void of talent at every level and so thin to the point where our second string guys would not even make the practice squad for other teams.

    Its also coaching because we have all seen what a guy like Harbaugh can do in one year and change the attitude of a team. Yes thy have talent but Harbaugh gets more out of his talent than Singletary did I think that’s obvious.

    So its BOTH lack of talent and poor coaching combined with a rookie owner and a rookie GM what else did we expect really…….I myself blame Palmer for all of this!

    —-

    O is lot easier to coach up , on D you can’t coach average Dline to good pass rushers, we know coaching can make a lot of difference on O side, that’s why premium is placed on Pass rushers, now it’s the 2nd most wanted position in the nfl behind QB, the D Niners D was great with M Singletary and Nolan, but since they were D coaches they didn’t know what to do with the O, comes in Offensive coach, who asked his qb to play mistake free football and here they are

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    “I haven’t talked to him about it yet,” Pryor said. “I heard about it, but I haven’t heard it personally, firsthand.”= — pyror on allen designating a role for him

    This is another example of god awful mismanagement of talent or personnel. I can see why some question Allen’s head coaching potential, and his ability to relate to players.

    Why not engage in direct conversation with pyor? tell the young man that has worked his tail off in service to the team and the allen the coach what you have outlined for him! If you dont have anything lined up for him then tell him that directly?

    This is why people dont respect allen in the locker room apparently. he has the bill callahan disease, and players have to find out what is in there future through media speculation and interviews?!?!

    How can pryor mentally prepare for what ever role he is designated for without having advance knowledge of what is expected?

    Leaving a young hungry qb dangling in the wind is unfair and lacks professionalism, and shows a lack of respect for the players.

    This game in Cleveland will be very telling as far as allen is concerned. Throwing romac off the practice field may have been warranted but it could also cause players to roll there eyes. Did he engage romac directly about issues before the incident?

    If players come out sunday and look flat or disinterested it will be proof allen has no allies in the locker room and every head coach needs them.

    Hu jack had JC and Seymour

    Gruden had gannon and brown

    Who in that locker room stands with allen, or has he simply alienated his players until they ave tuned him out?

    pryor is number three, but has not been informed by the coach if he will be active or not!!!

    How can pryor or any payer respect him?

    I am looking forward to sunday, this will tell me, you, big mack and davis everything we need to know about allen.