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Pryor to start against Chargers

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, December 28th, 2012 at 12:40 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Terrelle Pryor will start the regular-season finale against the San Diego Chargers Sunday, Raiders coach Dennis Allen said.

“I’ve decided to go with Terrelle Pryor as our quarterback,’’ Allen said Friday following practice. “He’ll play in the game and we’ll see how the game goes. He’s the starter, and we’re going to go into it as we would any other game.’’

Allen said Pryor and Matt Leinart had been told earlier in the week Pryor was the likely starter.

“I wanted to see how each player responded,’’ Allen said. “I thought Terrelle responded well. I think he gives us a unique element of athleticism at the quarterback position and I think he deserves to get an opportunity to get out there and see what he can do.

“I’m anxious to see him play. I want to see him get out there and relax, play the game of football the way it’s supposed to be played. I want to see him take command of the huddle. I want to see us get in and out of the huddle and the operation be smooth. I want to see him protect the football, make sure he makes good decisions.’’

Allen said Leinart “didn’t like’’ the decision and tha the didn’t expect him, as a competitor, to like it.

Pryor has played only six snaps in the past two games, a there-and-out series against the Kansas City Chiefs and three specialty plays against the Carolina Panthers where he was a shotgun quarterback with Carson Palmer or Matt Leinart split wide.

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  • Al_is_theraiders

    yahoo is saying mark and reggie already looking for DAs replacement…

    Danus allen doesnt have an inch of raider in his body except when mcclain bned him!

  • RaiderSam

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/28/terrelle-pryor-to-start-for-raiders-on-sunday/

    The troll factor will go up ten thousand fold if this guy screws up.

    Good luck, TP6, SERIOUSLY

    shut these idiots up.

  • Relentless

    The players want to see DA take control of the team, and operate as a HC in a game smoothly. Sadly it never happened. Who is DA to talk about others?

  • 504 Raider

    3.RaiderDebo Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    This sets up a situation where Knapp and DA both stay. If Pryor kills it, continuity is the best thing for our 2013 opening day starter.

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

    Doubt it. If Pryor kills it Knapp will get fired for stupidity. As it stands now, he’s getting fired for incompetence.

  • Marks hair

    Dumb monkeys

  • RaidO

    FUN FACTS

    Some don’t realize how fast he is:

    Terrelle Pryor 6’6 4.36 40-yard dash at pro day
    Michael Vick 6’0 4.33 40-yard dash at pro day

    We all know how dangerous Vick is/was…..

    Chris Johnson 4.24 0-yard dash at pro day

  • Al_is_theraiders

    lmao 450

  • RaiderSam

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 3:56 pm
    yahoo is saying mark and reggie already looking for DAs replacement…

    Danus allen doesnt have an inch of raider in his body except when mcclain bned him!
    —————————————————

    9. “Oakland Raiders – According to one source, owner Mark Davis and GM Reggie McKenzie were talking to confidants as recently as the past week about what to do with first-year coach Dennis Allen, who has done little or nothing to inspire confidence. More proof that the Raiders should have stuck with Hue Jackson.”

    NFL stands for Not for long.

  • fingers

    Yep. The Raiders were an 8/8 team last year…. And only 1 game up from being 4th place in the Afc west…..

  • dr_robert

    Yeah missdick–he should be able to “command the huddle” like a champ.

    I thought u said he definitely WAS. A wave if the future guy. Now it’s only maybe?

    Getting ready to make excuses?

  • RaidO

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 3:56 pm
    yahoo is saying mark and reggie already looking for DAs replacement…
    ————————-
    Link????????

  • Marks hair

    Danus Allen..haha
    Da works for the donks.. this is sabotage

  • http://goducks.com RaiderDuck

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Or, not trade away our best offensive player and run a power scheme. But your way sounds alot stupider

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

    Great idea! Let’s stick with angle-blocking, which requires a premium running back! And let’s see what happens when someone sneezes on DMac and knocks him out for 6 games at a time! Woohoo!

  • http://goducks.com RaiderDuck

    RaidO Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 3:56 pm
    yahoo is saying mark and reggie already looking for DAs replacement…
    ————————-
    Link????????

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

    There is no link other than Jason Cole assuming we’re going to toss our HC because hey, that’s been our pattern every single freaking year.

  • Relentless

    Benedict Allen!

  • RaiderSam
  • The_Judge37

    463.RaiderDuck Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:03 pm
    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Or, not trade away our best offensive player and run a power scheme. But your way sounds alot stupider

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

    Great idea! Let’s stick with angle-blocking, which requires a premium running back! And let’s see what happens when someone sneezes on DMac and knocks him out for 6 games at a time! Woohoo!
    ———–

    The Almighty Goodson could’ve easily stepped in and continued to dominate like Bush did, since he’s better than McFadden right?

  • Al_is_theraiders

    see 458…

  • RaidO
  • Al_is_theraiders

    see 466…lmao

  • http://goducks.com RaiderDuck

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    The Almighty Goodson could’ve easily stepped in and continued to dominate like Bush did, since he’s better than McFadden right?

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

    Bush averaged 3.6 yards/carry this year.

    Goodson’s at 6.2.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    see 469…

  • Marks hair

    Mrs krapp to greg.. your balls smell like shìt..
    Gregry to mrs krapp.. it’s my balls fault
    Mrs krapp to greg… no you wipe your àss in the wrong direction idiot..
    Greg to mrs krapp.. but its all I know so my balls will have to adjust..
    Mrs krapp to greg THIS is why i suck someone else’s dìck.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 1:57 pm
    The best thing for Pryor is to have the staff return next season.

    New staffs typically want to develop “their” guys.
    ================

    I disagree although I do think pryor could actually make knapp look good.

    No we need an oc that knows how to use speed and pryors unique ability.

    Give me a wco option hybrid spread

    wher pryor can dink and dunk and let the receivers run with the ball,.

    Pistol formations where you can pass or run power football, hello dmac.

    triple option to utilize zone reads and pryors running.

    Then when the defense has 9-10 in the box let pryor rip one deep to our speedsters ford moore and dhb

    COME ON OAKLAND GET WITH THE TIMES!!!!

  • http://goducks.com RaiderDuck

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:09 pm
    see 469…

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

    Which is nothing more than Jason Cole guessing that we’ll fire our head coach because we’ve done so the last three years running.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    9. Oakland Raiders – According to one source, owner Mark Davis and GM Reggie McKenzie were talking to confidants as recently as the past week about what to do with first-year coach Dennis Allen, who has done little or nothing to inspire confidence. More proof that the Raiders should have stuck with Hue Jackson.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    daym goodson should be in hof….too bad he has never been a starter anywhere…

  • Relentless

    Saints and Sean Payton agreed in “principle” for him to return to them.

  • http://goducks.com RaiderDuck

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:10 pm
    daym goodson should be in hof….too bad he has never been a starter anywhere…

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

    Neither has Bush…

  • The_Judge37

    Damm i was really excited until i saw it was written by “Expert” Jason Cole.

  • Relentless

    I thought Bush said he didn’t wanna be a backup…

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    RaiderDuck Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Bush averaged 3.6 yards/carry this year.
    ———————
    What did he avg HERE?

  • Relentless

    And Jason Campbell said it too…

  • http://goducks.com RaiderDuck

    Relentless Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    I thought Bush said he didn’t wanna be a backup…

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

    After his miserable performance for us down the stretch last year, nobody wanted him as a starter.

  • http://goducks.com RaiderDuck

    KoolKell Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    RaiderDuck Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Bush averaged 3.6 yards/carry this year.
    ———————
    What did he avg HERE?

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

    3.8 in 2011.

  • LTR

    I really hope Pryor has a great game, but I think he’ll struggle some with SD’s pass rush. Hopefully he can make them pay with his feet and through the air after the plays break down. He’ll be doomed in Knapp’s O otherwise.

  • Relentless

    484- Yep, he got worse every game as the main workhorse. Crapped out.

  • RaiderSam

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    Damm i was really excited until i saw it was written by “Expert” Jason Cole.

    ————————————–

    “More proof that the Raiders should have stuck with Hue Jackson.”

    How is that not an expert comment

  • Relentless

    486- Don’t forget that McElroy held on too long to the ball, didn’t scramble which caused atleast 8 of those on himself.

  • The_Judge37

    488.RaiderSam Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    Damm i was really excited until i saw it was written by “Expert” Jason Cole.

    ————————————–

    “More proof that the Raiders should have stuck with Hue Jackson.”

    How is that not an expert comment
    ———

    I’ll give him that, but his sources are about as realiable as a Greg Knapp game plan

  • http://goducks.com RaiderDuck

    Why do people keep forgetting that rebuilds take time? You can’t take a roster as cruddy as ours and expect instant results.

  • http://goducks.com RaiderDuck

    Remember that Jason Cole works alongside Hue’s press agent Mike Silver.

  • Relentless

    You just have to give Jason Cole time, his stories will have growing pains. It takes about a year to get it right.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    RaiderDuck Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:14 pm
    KoolKell Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    RaiderDuck Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Bush averaged 3.6 yards/carry this year.
    ———————
    What did he avg HERE?

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

    3.8 in 2011.
    ——————-
    Does that help your sorry azz feel better about 4-12? Fine.

  • kellygreenninja

    Michael Bush actually would have been Raider’s starter if he hadn’t broken his thumb in pre-season that one year.

  • http://goducks.com RaiderDuck

    KoolKell Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Does that help your sorry azz feel better about 4-12? Fine.

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

    Again, we’re a team whose starters mostly check-cashers (Kelly, Seymour), track stars with no football smarts (DHB) or overrated pretty boys who get hurt at the drop of a hat (DMac). We were going to suck this year, no matter what.

  • John David Booty

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:10 pm
    daym goodson should be in hof….too bad he has never been a starter anywhere…
    ———————————————–
    Yeah, that Goodson being better than McFadden BS is one of the dumbest things that Raiders fans could have ever come up with.

    They want to use Goodsons yards per carry average THIS YEAR ONLY as an indicator that hes better than Dmac. (Facepalm).

    People, just watch some football. Just turn on the tv, find a link online, something, just WATCH the games.

    #1, McFadden is our starting RB, featured back. That means he is going to get used in short yardage situations more often than Goodson, which will AUTOMATICALLY make his YPC lower.

    #2, When McFadden is in the game, teams focus on him and stack 8 in the box. Goodson, being the THIRD DOWN CHANGE OF PACE BACK, actually comes in in different scenarios than DMac. And if you look at the succesful runs for Goodson, a lot of them have been on draws from Shotgun, which is a call that McFadden isnt getting this year. Goodson has found holes and done what hes been asked to do, which I commend him for, but comparing his YPC to Dmacs as a way to compare the 2 is just an uninformed argument. They arent asked to do the same things. Everyone who WATCHES games knows this. Dmac has 130 more carries than Goodson, in situations where opposing Defenses KNOW exactly whats coming.

    But for those that want to defend Knapp, Pollack, and DA, its way easier to just to say Goodson is better than McFadden based on this seasons YPC, and NOTHING else. Mike Goodson has never been a better player than Darren McFadden on any day of his life. Not in HS, not in college, and not in the NFL.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Priesttj12 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    DA was told by Mr. Davis to play TP or clean out his office. This was verified by 3 different personnel that I know personally. DA was also told by Reg that regardless of how TP starts the game, he will play at least 3 qtrs. At least. That you can take to the bank.
    =-====

    lol

    LOOKS LIKE JR HAS A BIT OF THE OLD MAN IN HIM AFTER ALL!!!!

    THANK GOD!!

  • http://goducks.com RaiderDuck

    Who ever said that Goodson is a better back than DMAC? Certainly not me. I have said that he’s a better fit for this system and Goodson + the first-rounder we might have been able to get for him > DMac for 11 games running in a system he refuses to adapt to.

  • oakfshow

    No doubt this is Marks first good decision,and first sighn Allen is OUT OUT OUT!!!!!!