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Pryor says all the right things, onboard with coaches’ plan

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 3:24 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Second-year quarterback Terrelle Pryor champs at the bit when he sees other young quarterbacks such as Cam Newton, Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick enjoying success.
Yet, he also realizes that coach Dennis Allen and offensive coordinator Greg Knapp know what they’re doing when it comes to bringing along Pryor at a much-slower pace than some of his peers.
“Obviously, you want to play a little more,” Pryor said. “I’m human, just like everyone else. We all want to do something or have an opportunity to do something. My coaches are looking out for me. They know when I’ll be ready. They know when if I’m not ready. I commend them.”
With regular starter Carson Palmer out for the regular-season finale because of fractured ribs and a bruised lung, Allen said he intends to start either Pryor or veteran Matt Leinart on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.
Leinart relieved Palmer against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday and attempted 32 passes. Pryor played three snaps, including one short pass to fullback Marcel Reece.
Pryor said he is eager to get extensive playing time, knowing that his skill set is comparable to that of several others already making their mark, especially Newton.
“Watching Cam, it definitely makes my heart jump because, when I look at Cam, I see myself,” Pryor said. “He can throw the rock around, too. I see myself, like I said, and, obviously, my heart, I just jump out, like, ‘Oh, my God, I want to get in.’
“But there’s a time and place. Whenever coach Knapp and coach Allen believe it, Mr. McKenzie (Reggie, general manager), I’ll seize the opportunity. But right now, I’m just working hard, staying late and trying to be the first one in and being the best that I can. That’s all you can control in the NFL.”
The Raiders selected Pryor in the third round of the NFL supplemental draft in 2011. He has attempted two passes and spent most of his time learning the Raiders offense and waiting for his chance to play.
Allen said he will decide upon a starter later this week after seeing Pryor and Leinart in practice. Those two players split the reps in practice Wednesday.
“Both of them looked pretty good,” Allen said. “They had a good day out there and both of them got reps with the 1′s, and we’ll continue to monitor it as we go through the week. We’ll make a decision at the end of the week, which way we’re going to go.”
On Sunday, Allen said Pryor wasn’t ready to be the backup quarterback. A day later, he changed his stance, saying Leinart and Pryor were under consideration to fill in for Palmer.
The revised outlook owed to Allen breaking down the quarterbacks’ play later Sunday night.
“When you get done with the game, your mindset is one (way), and then when we get a chance to come back and sit down and evaluate where we’re at, obviously, we got a chance to see what Matt could do and we might need to see a little bit more of Terrelle.”

– The bruised lung suffered by Palmer makes it too dangerous for him to fly. Therefore, he won’t be at the Raiders game Sunday, Allen said.
That means Leinart and Pryor won’t have Palmer to bounce things off during the game, after each series, at halftime, etc. This figures to affect Pryor more than Leinart, given Pryor lacks Leinart’s NFL experience.
“That’s news to me,” Pryor said, when informed of Palmer’s status. “That’s like a father-brother to me. Hopefully we can figure out some type of way that he could get there. Maybe have two or three doctors if we have to. I need my guy there. Like I said, he’s like a father figure/brother. I didn’t know that. Shocking to me.”

– Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, kicker Sebastian Janikowski and punter Shane Lechler are the only players drafted by the Raiders since 1998 selected to the Pro Bowl at least once.
Pro Bowl selections will be announced on NFL Network at the top of the hour. A story on the results will be posted soon thereafter.
Janikowski seems to be the most likely player to be selected from the Raiders. He won the fan portion of the voting, which accounts for one-third of the total. Players and coaches also get one-third of the vote.

– The Raiders have three rushing touchdowns this season, the Chargers only four. More important, Chargers coach Norv Turner said, is how detrimental it is for a team that isn’t able to run the ball well overall.
“I’m not sure I put as much emphasis on rushing touchdowns,” Turner said in a conference call. “Obviously, it’s the running game production, and you want to be balanced. You want people to have to defend the run and defend the pass. It just makes life much easier for your quarterback. And, obviously, if you can run the football and control the ball, to some degree, it helps your defense a great deal.”
Allen echoed that sentiment.
“You have to be able to run the ball in this league,” Allen said. “Points are scored in this league through the passing game; that’s how you get big chunks. But you have to be able to run the ball to be effective, you have to be able to be balanced.
“From a defensive standpoint, when the offense is able to be balanced, it makes it a lot harder for you as a playcaller to know what defenses to call. So our ability to run the football and be effective running the football is something that we need to be better at.”

– The Chargers sacked Jets second-year quarterback Greg McElroy 11 times last Sunday. It’s safe to assume that the Chargers will employ a similarly aggressive approach against Pryor, if he plays Sunday.
Pryor said he isn’t worried about the Chargers teeing off on him.
“He was holding on to the ball,” Pryor said of McElroy’s problems against the Jets. “I’m not McElroy. Not to be cocky or sound like that, but he can’t … That’s what that was.”
So, how will Pryor react to the Chargers defense?
“You got to stay on top of that stuff, your reads,” Pryor said. “I’m not saying that I’m Tom Brady, by any means, because I’m nowhere it. I’m nowhere near Carson Palmer but I have to think like that. You can’t hold on to the ball. You have to get the ball out. If not, you got to take off and get 4 or 5 yards, just keep it on a positive note, just keep it moving.”

– Allen said he is impressed with the way defensive back Brandian Ross has played in recent weeks.
Ross’ playing time spiked when the Raiders waived cornerback Ron Bartell and safeties Tyvon Branch, Matt Giordano and Mike Mitchell, as well as cornerback Phillia Adams, suffered injuries.
“He’s done a nice job,” Allen said. “He gives us some flexibility. He’s played some safety for us. He’s played what we call the Joker role, which is kind of a hybrid safety-corner type of position. He’s played out at corner. He’s also worked inside in the nickel. He’s a guy that we’ve learned more about, and we’ve gotten an opportunity to play him a little bit more the last few weeks, and he’s done some nice things. I would anticipate seeing him more.”
The Raiders signed Ross off the Packers’ practice squad. Coincidentally, McKenzie talked Ross into staying with the Packers last season when another team showed interest in signing him to their 53-man roster.
Ross said he is pleased with the way things worked out for him with the Raiders, especially the ease with which he grasped defensive coordinator Jason Tarver’s scheme.
“The scheme itself was pretty easy for me to learn because I played in Dom Capers’ defense, which is a multiple defense. That was like learning Chinese to me, so I figured if I can pick that up at two positions, I could pick this up at multiple positions.”
Ross played quarterback in high school. However, his coach insisted upon his players playing both ways, so Ross learned how to play defensive back.
He started at cornerback before settling in at safety his junior and senior seasons. Lo and behold, those are the two positions he plays for the Raiders.
Based on the way Ross has played, it’s a safe bet that he will be asked back next season and given a chance to earn more playing time, if not a starting spot.
Ross honed his skills in the NFL by paying close attention to everything defensive back Charles Woodson did in Green Bay.
“Never see him sweat,” Ross said. “Never. Ever. He can give up a touchdown, he’ll come to the sideline, ‘Hmmm. OK.’ That’s about it. But then he’ll go out the next drive, the drive after that, and make a play, make up for it, and it’s like, ‘Man, this guy is a great player.’ He was a great guy to learn from.
“He talked me through a lot when I got there. He’s a vocal leader off the field as well as on the leader. When we were in meeting rooms or if there were any questions I did have for him, he had no problem sitting down with me, explaining it to me.”

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  • The_Judge37

    La Primera Lives

  • LA to TheBay

    216.Bobby Bushay Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:24 pm
    LA to TheBay Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Bobby Bushay,

    Westerville maybe?

    ——————-
    Lewis Center… Where are you from?
    ————-

    Ah, cool.

    I’m from all over. Stayed in Columbus as a little kid, then moved to LA.

  • http://www.raiders.com RaiderRan

    KoolKell Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 12:19 pm
    Crabtree has more catches than all the Raider receivers combined.
    =========================
    Moore and Reese alone have more than 100 receptions. Myers has 75
    Crabtree has 77?

    I think we can both agree you should not attempt to engage me.

  • Priesttj12

    Pryor is one smart cookie he knows how to get what he wants even if it takes longer than it should. These idiots have held this kid back so badly it smeels from here. But they cna get away with it for now because they hold the hammer.

    I think what happened is the GM saw more than they wanted him to and he forced their hand. Once Palmer went down and the double agent makes his stupid statement about him not being ready to be a BACK-UP it hit the fan. He got chewed out and now you have a change in stance not because he chose to, HE HAD TO!

  • http://www.raiders.com RaiderRan

    Stop the We Miss Hue whine. Hue is gone, and should stay gone. Anyone who says otherwise didn’t pay attention last year.
    Hue took over Cable’s 8-8 team. Yes, Hue finished at 8-8 but only because of a monumental collapse at the end of the year, that should not have happened.

    -Raiders started season 7-4, only to lose 4 of the last 5 games. Just one win in there would have put us in the playoffs. That is on the coaches. FAIL. Bye Hue.

    -Hue said he was going to build a bully. He couldn’t build a box with lego’s if you spotted him 3 sides. Under Hue in charge, the Raiders committed 163 penalties. AN NFL RECORD. For 1,358 yds. ANOTHER NFL RECORD. Not only did Hue not instill discipline, the team got worse. FAIL. Bye Hue.

    -Raiders, under Hue, gave up 31 TD passes. A FRANCHISE WORST RECORD. FAIL. Bye Hue.

    -Raiders, under Hue, gave up 5.1 yds per carry, on defense. A FRANCHISE WORST RECORD. FAIL. Bye Hue.

    -Raiders, under Hue, gave up 4,262 yds passing. A FRANCHISE WORST RECORD. FAIL. Bye Hue.

    -Raiders, under Hue, gave up 6,201 total yards. A FRANCHISE WORST RECORD. FAIL. Bye Hue.

    -Raiders, under Hue, gave up 433 pts. the 3RD WORST IN FRANCHISE HISTORY. FAIL. Bye Hue.

    -Raiders, under Hue, was one of only 4 TEAMS, IN THE HISTORY OF THE NFL, TO GIVE UP AT LEAST 30 TD PASSES, AND AT LEAST 5.0 YARDS PER CARRY. Two of those teams were the ’50 Colts and the ’52 Texans. FAIL. Bye Hue.

    -Raiders, under Hue, became the sixth team since the 1970 merger to allow at least 2,000 yards rushing and 4,000 yards passing in a season. FAIL Bye Hue.

    Forget Hue acting like a total idiot, and prima donna, demanding more control. Or him throwing the team under the bus, after stating all along he deserved all the blame. He got fired because he didn’t just do an inadequate job, but, as you can see above, Hue did a horrible job.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Terelle, you can say all the right things, do all the right things, guess what? You’re still…………………….Lol.

  • The_Judge37

    RaiderRan Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    Stop the We Miss Hue whine. Hue is gone, and should stay gone. Anyone who says otherwise didn’t pay attention last year.
    Hue took over Cable’s 8-8 team. Yes, Hue finished at 8-8 but only because of a monumental collapse at the end of the year, that should not have happened.

    -Raiders started season 7-4, only to lose 4 of the last 5 games. Just one win in there would have put us in the playoffs. That is on the coaches. FAIL. Bye Hue.

    -Hue said he was going to build a bully. He couldn’t build a box with lego’s if you spotted him 3 sides. Under Hue in charge, the Raiders committed 163 penalties. AN NFL RECORD. For 1,358 yds. ANOTHER NFL RECORD. Not only did Hue not instill discipline, the team got worse. FAIL. Bye Hue.

    -Raiders, under Hue, gave up 31 TD passes. A FRANCHISE WORST RECORD. FAIL. Bye Hue.

    -Raiders, under Hue, gave up 5.1 yds per carry, on defense. A FRANCHISE WORST RECORD. FAIL. Bye Hue.

    -Raiders, under Hue, gave up 4,262 yds passing. A FRANCHISE WORST RECORD. FAIL. Bye Hue.

    -Raiders, under Hue, gave up 6,201 total yards. A FRANCHISE WORST RECORD. FAIL. Bye Hue.

    -Raiders, under Hue, gave up 433 pts. the 3RD WORST IN FRANCHISE HISTORY. FAIL. Bye Hue.

    -Raiders, under Hue, was one of only 4 TEAMS, IN THE HISTORY OF THE NFL, TO GIVE UP AT LEAST 30 TD PASSES, AND AT LEAST 5.0 YARDS PER CARRY. Two of those teams were the ‘50 Colts and the ‘52 Texans. FAIL. Bye Hue.

    -Raiders, under Hue, became the sixth team since the 1970 merger to allow at least 2,000 yards rushing and 4,000 yards passing in a season. FAIL Bye Hue.

    Forget Hue acting like a total idiot, and prima donna, demanding more control. Or him throwing the team under the bus, after stating all along he deserved all the blame. He got fired because he didn’t just do an inadequate job, but, as you can see above, Hue did a horrible job.
    ——–

    And to think, Dennis Allen could make everyone miss all of that.

  • Scourge

    Pryor’s fellow teammates should have a valid impression of his performance. Have any players made public comments along the lines of “play him way more than he has been?”

  • http://www.raiders.com RaiderRan

    Priesttj12 Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Pryor is one smart cookie he knows how to get what he wants even if it takes longer than it should. These idiots have held this kid back so badly it smeels from here. But they cna get away with it for now because they hold the hammer.

    I think what happened is the GM saw more than they wanted him to and he forced their hand. Once Palmer went down and the double agent makes his stupid statement about him not being ready to be a BACK-UP it hit the fan. He got chewed out and now you have a change in stance not because he chose to, HE HAD TO!
    ==============
    LOL. Your reply reeks of desperation.

    DA STANDS by his comment that he’s not ready to be a backup.

    Are you confused because now that the starter is out, that by no choice Pryor IS the automatic backup, even though he’s not ready, that DA has to change a stance?

    DA, Knapp, and the team, INCLUDING PRYOR, call it like they see it.

    If Pryor stated in the last week that he’s not ready, but he’s learning, why does that confuse you?

    Few posts ago YOU were making excuses in the event Pryor fails, but here you are stating that DA HAD to change his stance?
    That’s pretty much off the wall.

  • The_Judge37

    Scourge Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:36 pm
    Pryor’s fellow teammates should have a valid impression of his performance. Have any players made public comments along the lines of “play him way more than he has been?”
    ——-

    Think anyone would say that at the risk of getting their Playing time cut down?

  • VanHeathen30

    TP saying all the right things to keep from being labeled as a Problem, it’ll make him more likely to get picked up when this staff releases him…
    Hope he does well, wherever it may be.
    The ‘ERROR of Excellence’ Regime is off to a horrible start!

  • http://www.raiders.com RaiderRan

    Scourge Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Pryor’s fellow teammates should have a valid impression of his performance. Have any players made public comments along the lines of “play him way more than he has been?”
    ===========================
    Not a single one, as a matter of fact.

    Telling?

  • tuckrulefool

    Ya think ?

    AN/OR….

    You got a ‘talking to’ from RM and the boss man himself MD.

    “When you get done with the game, your mindset is one (way), and then when we get a chance to come back and sit down and evaluate where we’re at, obviously, we got a chance to see what Matt could do and we might need to see a little bit more of Terrelle.”

  • Priesttj12

    LOL. Your reply reeks of desperation.

    DA STANDS by his comment that he’s not ready to be a backup.

    Are you confused because now that the starter is out, that by no choice Pryor IS the automatic backup, even though he’s not ready, that DA has to change a stance?

    DA, Knapp, and the team, INCLUDING PRYOR, call it like they see it.

    If Pryor stated in the last week that he’s not ready, but he’s learning, why does that confuse you?

    Few posts ago YOU were making excuses in the event Pryor fails, but here you are stating that DA HAD to change his stance?
    That’s pretty much off the wall.
    ********************************
    You’re confused that I’m confused…..I know exactly what that fool saw on film because I saw the same thing. For him to say Pryor isn’t ready to be a backup yet Leinart IS his backup was a stupid statement. And the GM helped him realize that much.

  • VanHeathen30

    Palmer’s ENDORSEMENT of Taiwan sure helped him get some touches, even when both guys above him were out, DA wouldn’t play him…
    This STAFF is more about Their guys, and Their WAY than working with the talent that we have…
    How many blown assignments happen in other positions that keep getting playing time?
    The TJ issue was the beginning of the downward spiral for this team…

  • Priesttj12

    Scourge Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Pryor’s fellow teammates should have a valid impression of his performance. Have any players made public comments along the lines of “play him way more than he has been?”
    ===========================
    Not a single one, as a matter of fact.

    Telling?
    ****************************
    Players rarely if ever make PUBLIC statements like that you moron.

  • http://www.raiders.com RaiderRan

    What I see, and most NFL fans see, is Allen and Reggie inherited a complete mess, top to bottom.

    Most created by Al. Some by Hue’s suspect trades.

    Interesting that under Al’s tutelage, this team set an NFL record of 7 straight years of 11+ loss seasons, under 5 or more head coaches.

    When REG and DA inherit this mess, and have another 11 loss season, you all act shocked and surprised, as if this never happened here before?

  • VanHeathen30

    t was the Most Unprepared Back UP QB i’ve ever seen…
    Donald Hollas had more of a chance of success than a previous Heisman winner…sad state of affairs withthis coaching staff not even haviong the back up ready to go after 14 games.He was SUPPOSED to know Knapp’s system and yet he looked LOST out there.

  • The_Judge37

    I don’t speak too much on the Taiwan situation because i think if a RB can’t hold on to the ball or help in the pass blocking, then he shouldn’t play much.

    But they definetly should’ve tried alot more to get him the ball in space, screens, tosses, etc…

  • tuckrulefool

    Still chuckling…

    “…we got a chance to see what Matt could do and we might need to see a little bit more of Terrelle.”

  • http://www.raiders.com RaiderRan

    Priesttj12 Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Scourge Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Pryor’s fellow teammates should have a valid impression of his performance. Have any players made public comments along the lines of “play him way more than he has been?”
    ===========================
    Not a single one, as a matter of fact.

    Telling?
    ****************************
    Players rarely if ever make PUBLIC statements like that you moron.
    =============================
    Coaches NEVER make public statements like that, you moron.

  • http://www.raiders.com RaiderRan

    I already sent Koolkell into hiding, Priesttj.
    You want to be next?

  • The_Judge37

    RaiderRan Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    What I see, and most NFL fans see, is Allen and Reggie inherited a complete mess, top to bottom.

    Most created by Al. Some by Hue’s suspect trades.

    Interesting that under Al’s tutelage, this team set an NFL record of 7 straight years of 11+ loss seasons, under 5 or more head coaches.

    When REG and DA inherit this mess, and have another 11 loss season, you all act shocked and surprised, as if this never happened here before?
    ——–

    That’s what happens when you see slight improvement from one year to a complete face plant the next.

  • tuckrulefool

    Its a telling trend.

    UNPREPARED…

    SD game 1 anyone? (condo goes down…0.0 plan B)

    ===
    “the Most Unprepared Back UP QB i’ve ever seen…
    Donald Hollas had more of a chance of success than a previous Heisman winner…sad state of affairs withthis coaching staff not even having the back up ready to goafter 14 games”

  • Priesttj12

    In retrospect I would have loved to have seen Pryor start a few games expecially last week, when Plamer went down it would’ve been wise for the coaches to measure him against Cam Newton in that game. But wisdom isn’t their strongsuit.

  • jesusraiderjim

    Purvisman/Intrepid// Full Disclosure Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    Here’s our problem! No on told Knapp there was a whole book he could use.

    Steve Corkran ‏@CorkOnTheNFL
    Coach Dennis Allen said playbook will be scaled back Sunday, with Carson Palmer out, but not more for Pryor than Leinart.
    Steve Corkran ‏@CorkOnTheNFL
    Greg Knapp toting the play sheet he hopes contains plays that will confound the Chargers defense Sunday

    ——————————————

    Scaled back. WTF does that mean? Run Run Quick-kick on 3rd down?

  • Priesttj12

    KK hiding! hahaha

    Boy you’re really impressed with yourself huh?

    What a joke! lil delusional too…

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    RaiderRan Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    What I see, and most NFL fans see, is Allen and Reggie inherited a complete mess, top to bottom.
    ————————-
    You can only speak for yourself, whoever that is, cross posting btch. Lol.

  • Priesttj12

    He is one proud lil sucka……lol

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    RaiderRan Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I already sent Koolkell into hiding, Priesttj.
    You want to be next?
    ——————————
    Gawd Damn you’re delusional, Geez.

    Ok, that’s enough attention for you today, retard.

  • Charlie

    Judge

    The cap issues cost us players that produced something for Hue albeit at a ridiculously high price.

    We were left scrambling for guys that were cut by other teams or practice squad players just to get under the cap.
    Injuries like Seymour killed us and again we had no depth because of cap issues.
    We did not have a 1st or second round pick so no immediate help could be counted on but we did find Burris and Streater.

    How many guys like that do you expect to find in one offseason given our other issues?

    The cap impact on the roster is huge. Injuries (I guess that is the strength and conditioning coaches fault), no first or second round picks and a roster that was a year older and you want to blame it all on poor coaching?

    As I said before the 2011 team was the most expensive 8-8 team in NFL history. It was a house of cards that was doomed.
    Again, that is why no one with experience wanted the gig and why we had to offer 4 year deals.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Steve Cockran: “Yet, he also realizes that coach Dennis Allen and offensive coordinator Greg Knapp know what they’re doing when it comes to bringing along Pryor at a much-slower pace than some of his peers.”

    ///// Can we get another beat writer please!

    Stopped reading after that ridiculous comment. This guy must love this staff and think they’re doing a marvelous job. They obviously, as Steve puts it, “KNOW whot they’re doing”. crazy~!

  • The_Judge37

    I don’t see what challenges DA has that Cable and Hue didn’t?

    If anything, he’s had it way easier than both those coaches who not only didn’t have the luxury of hiring their own staff, also had the personal off field distractions that came with AL davis Raiders. From Domestic Violence cases to Big Al’s death. And they were still able to coax twice the wins from the same, salary cap stricken, no draft pick having, talent lacking team.

  • TerrapinRaider

    4-11 ..yeah these guys sure know what they’re doing right Steve.

  • http://www.raiders.com RaiderRan

    Even when Pryor states he’s not ready, some “morons” here still won’t admit it.
    Even when Pryor states he’s no where near CP, some “morons” here won’t accept it.
    Why is that?
    I, for one, am glad Pryor gets it, even if some of the slower posters here don’t.
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    quote: Obviously, you want to play a little more,” Pryor said. “I’m human, just like everyone else. We all want to do something or have an opportunity to do something. My coaches are looking out for me. They know when I’ll be ready. They know when if I’m not ready. I commend them.”
    quote: “Pryor said he isn’t worried about the Chargers teeing off on him.
    “He was holding on to the ball,” Pryor said of McElroy’s problems against the Jets. “I’m not McElroy. Not to be cocky or sound like that, but he can’t … That’s what that was.”
    So, how will Pryor react to the Chargers defense?
    “You got to stay on top of that stuff, your reads,” Pryor said. “I’m not saying that I’m Tom Brady, by any means, because I’m nowhere it. I’m nowhere near Carson Palmer but I have to think like that. You can’t hold on to the ball. You have to get the ball out. If not, you got to take off and get 4 or 5 yards, just keep it on a positive note, just keep it moving.”

  • CDERaider

    Leinart gets the start. We might see Pryor in garbage time.

    Speaking, of Dennis Allen is garbage time.

  • http://www.raiders.com RaiderRan

    KoolKell Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    RaiderRan Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I already sent Koolkell into hiding, Priesttj.
    You want to be next?
    ——————————
    Gawd Damn you’re delusional, Geez.

    Ok, that’s enough attention for you today, retard.
    ==================
    You stuck your neck out. I chopped it off.
    So, in reply, you came back to say you again are bowing out?

    Tell us again how to spell kindergarten, KoolMoron.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    off the gb practice squad? you dont say….

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Yeah Leinart gets the start, Pryor gets an obvious trick play or two. With Leinart spread out wide. Lmao. Yeah.

  • tonedeezy

    Pryor is afraid of not having his father/brother on the sidelines with him on gameday????????

    Already not impressed by this guy’s leadership intangibles…

  • The_Judge37

    Charlie Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    Judge

    The cap issues cost us players that produced something for Hue albeit at a ridiculously high price.

    We were left scrambling for guys that were cut by other teams or practice squad players just to get under the cap.
    Injuries like Seymour killed us and again we had no depth because of cap issues.
    We did not have a 1st or second round pick so no immediate help could be counted on but we did find Burris and Streater.

    How many guys like that do you expect to find in one offseason given our other issues?

    The cap impact on the roster is huge. Injuries (I guess that is the strength and conditioning coaches fault), no first or second round picks and a roster that was a year older and you want to blame it all on poor coaching?

    As I said before the 2011 team was the most expensive 8-8 team in NFL history. It was a house of cards that was doomed.
    Again, that is why no one with experience wanted the gig and why we had to offer 4 year deals.
    ———

    Injuries happen, we had them last year with Campbell, McFadden, Shaugnessy, etc…. lack of draft picks happened last year too from the Seymour trade. Yet everyone can blame last season’s collapse on poor coaching? Fact is those problems you stated have plagued us for years, yet two coaches were able to double the win total of this staff, but these guys get a pass?

    I’m tire of this regime blaming their 4-11 season on someone who’s been dead for a year

  • Al_is_theraiders

    cork we cant wait until your next azskiss article…

  • http://www.raiders.com RaiderRan

    Priesttj12 Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    KK hiding! hahaha

    Boy you’re really impressed with yourself huh?

    What a joke! lil delusional too…
    ===========================
    No need to get spunky on getting over a babbling fool.
    It’s not hard to see that both you and KoolMoron have little respect, and even less knowledge of football.

    When challenged, you both retreated.
    Came back saying nothing except..well, nothing.

    Very admirable.
    if you were a rock.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Tonedeezy Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Pryor is afraid of not having his father/brother on the sidelines with him on gameday????????

    Already not impressed by this guy’s leadership intangibles…
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    See what I’m saying, the brother can’t win. Lol.

  • jesusraiderjim

    Coach Dennis Allen said playbook will be scaled back Sunday, with Carson Palmer out, but not more for Pryor than Leinart.
    Steve Corkran ‏@CorkOnTheNFL
    Greg Knapp toting the play sheet he hopes contains plays that will confound the Chargers defense Sunday

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    Scaled back. WTF does that mean? Run Run Quick-kick on 3rd down?
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    Hey don’t make me repeat myself this SHVT was funny LOL!

  • LA to TheBay

    “That’s like a father-brother to me
    ———-

    Pryor not from Mississippi

  • Al_is_theraiders

    quack kick!!! lmao!!!

  • http://www.raiders.com RaiderRan

    If you had any cojones, preiesttj, you wouldn’t just allow posters to knock you down, meekly.
    Yet you do.
    Repeatedly.
    Sorry, just have no respect for someone who’s not just an easy target, but lays down and allows himself to be schooled.
    Read and accept what I say to be true.
    Not that you have a choice.

    RaiderRan Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Priesttj12 Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Pryor is one smart cookie he knows how to get what he wants even if it takes longer than it should. These idiots have held this kid back so badly it smeels from here. But they cna get away with it for now because they hold the hammer.

    I think what happened is the GM saw more than they wanted him to and he forced their hand. Once Palmer went down and the double agent makes his stupid statement about him not being ready to be a BACK-UP it hit the fan. He got chewed out and now you have a change in stance not because he chose to, HE HAD TO!
    ==============
    LOL. Your reply reeks of desperation.

    DA STANDS by his comment that he’s not ready to be a backup.

    Are you confused because now that the starter is out, that by no choice Pryor IS the automatic backup, even though he’s not ready, that DA has to change a stance?

    DA, Knapp, and the team, INCLUDING PRYOR, call it like they see it.

    If Pryor stated in the last week that he’s not ready, but he’s learning, why does that confuse you?

    Few posts ago YOU were making excuses in the event Pryor fails, but here you are stating that DA HAD to change his stance?
    That’s pretty much off the wall.

  • CDERaider

    Raiders loss guarantees the #3 pick overall. Win and we’re probably out of the top 5.

    Win? lol – who am I kidding? Leinart is going to start for sure and stinks up the joint for sure, expect multiple 3 and outs – at least 1 pick and a lost sack-fumble – in the first half. Rivers has a big day in Turner’s last game as a Charger – Ronnie Brown and Jackie Battle combine for over 130 yards. Raiders offense is putrid as usual.

    Chargers 31
    Raiders 9

    Fire Dennis Allen!

  • EpaVet

    RaiderRan Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    KoolKell Says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 12:19 pm
    Crabtree has more catches than all the Raider receivers combined.
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    Moore and Reese alone have more than 100 receptions. Myers has 75
    Crabtree has 77?

    I think we can both agree you should not attempt to engage me.

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    Marcel Reece is a FULLBACK. Brandon Myers a TIGHT END.