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Pryor to start against Chargers

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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  • Marks hair

    Goody’s made of glass.. have you people forgot?

  • http://goducks.com RaiderDuck

    Marks Hair Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:37 pm
    Goody’s made of glass.. have you people forgot?

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

    No, that would be DMac. Breathe on the dude too hard, and he’s out for a half-dozen games.

  • http://goducks.com RaiderDuck

    Oakfshow Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:36 pm
    No doubt this is Marks first good decision,and first sighn Allen is OUT OUT OUT!!!!!!

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    Relax. DA will be here next year, thank goodness.

  • Marks hair

    Reece not getting used is just another glaring example of this coaching staffs complete and utter incompetence..

  • oakfshow

    491.RaiderDuck Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    Why do people keep forgetting that rebuilds take time? You can’t take a roster as cruddy as ours and expect instant results.

    ================================================= Coming from a guy who predicted playoffs for this year. This is why you get no respect in here.

  • zopi

    Interesting “probable” list for replacing the fired coaches in the yahoo article.
    Out of all those replacements named in Cole’s article, the only one with potential is Jay Gruden, not John Chokey.

  • http://goducks.com RaiderDuck

    Oakfshow Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    491.RaiderDuck Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    Why do people keep forgetting that rebuilds take time? You can’t take a roster as cruddy as ours and expect instant results.

    ================================================= Coming from a guy who predicted playoffs for this year. This is why you get no respect in here.

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

    Really? I predicted playoffs? WHEN? Link, please.

  • Marks hair

    Dmac is glass too… but goodys worse.. he cant go a game carring it 25 times..

  • oakfshow

    507.RaiderDuck Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    Oakfshow Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    491.RaiderDuck Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    Why do people keep forgetting that rebuilds take time? You can’t take a roster as cruddy as ours and expect instant results.

    ================================================= Coming from a guy who predicted playoffs for this year. This is why you get no respect in here.

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

    Really? I predicted playoffs? WHEN? Link, please.

    ========================================================= Yes you most certainly did! Stop lieing or just change your screen name and start over. I was here.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    The Bears are 9-6, The Raiders are 4-11. Michael Bush’s first opportunity to play for a winner. So take your hate and stick it up your azz.

  • http://goducks.com RaiderDuck

    Oakfshow Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Yes you most certainly did! Stop lieing or just change your screen name and start over. I was here.

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

    Nope. Didn’t predict playoffs for this year. If I’m remembering incorrectly, please supply the link.

  • RaiderSam

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    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

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

    LOL!!

  • http://goducks.com RaiderDuck

    KoolKell Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:43 pm
    The Bears are 9-6, The Raiders are 4-11. Michael Bush’s first opportunity to play for a winner. So take your hate and stick it up your azz.

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

    Hatred for what?

  • Marks hair

    if we were smart enough to have the rebuilding year I predicted and wanted there would have been a fire sale…. we would have played all the young guys a ton once the playoffs were out.. and we would have the top pick… what we did instead was a lane fùckaround.. a waste of time.

  • oakfshow

    Mike Bush not returning was an absolute joke of a decision by bottom lip.Should have started this year over Mcfaggen.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    http://www.raiders.com/media-vault/videos/Terrelle-Pryor-Media-Session/1c5677bc-bcab-4828-9e07-a163aef88885

    Interesting thing Pryor got asked and answered from about 3:20 onwards leading to the repeat question around 4:00 and his answer again.

  • RaiderSam

    Zopi Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    Interesting “probable” list for replacing the fired coaches in the yahoo article.
    Out of all those replacements named in Cole’s article, the only one with potential is Jay Gruden, not John Chokey.

    =========

    You mean the Jon Chokey that ran the Raiders out of the Super Bowl and never had a losing season in Oakland?

    The Chokey who was the last consecutive winning head coach?

    That one?

  • Marks hair

    Lame fùck around.. phone

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    RaiderDuck Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Relax. DA will be here next year, thank goodness.
    ================================================

    Absolutely. And Allen deserves a second year. It’s funny because when I watch the games I see about a 180 degree differential from 90% of the posters here. Which is a good thing.

  • http://goducks.com RaiderDuck

    RaiderSam Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    You mean the Jon Chokey that ran the Raiders out of the Super Bowl and never had a losing season in Oakland?

    The Chokey who was the last consecutive winning head coach?

    That one?

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

    And the same one who was thoroughly mediocre in Tampa? The one who has NEVER built a decent football team on his own?

    No thank you.

  • Whoknows

    Live down here in SD and have debated giving my tix to the game away for about 2 months now. I can’t believe I’m actually excited to go to the game now. Go TP!!

  • oakfshow

    511.RaiderDuck Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    Oakfshow Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Yes you most certainly did! Stop lieing or just change your screen name and start over. I was here.

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

    Nope. Didn’t predict playoffs for this year. If I’m remembering incorrectly, please supply the link.

    Like I would try and remember the link.We argued for 6 fkn weeks on the subject and Im sure some guys in here remember that.I cant stand this idiot.Knew he would backtrack after makeing an a$$ out of himself.

  • 303Raider

    We should have our best rushing game as a team for sure. One positive thing with Tebows team last year they ran a lot, kept their defense fresh, and took time off the clock.

    I mean, our O line still blows and we have a weak WR group. I will manage my expectations but the potential gets you pumped!!

  • Relentless

    Owen Schmitt > All Raider RB’s

  • Marks hair

    Gruden went to Tampa Bay as their window for winning a Superbowl was closing. it was an older team.. and he didn’t get a chance to stick around for the rebuild. but he did get a Superbowl ring..

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Seymour Bush Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:47 pm
    RaiderDuck Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Relax. DA will be here next year, thank goodness.
    ================================================

    Absolutely. And Allen deserves a second year. It’s funny because when I watch the games I see about a 180 degree differential from 90% of the posters here. Which is a good thing.
    —————————-
    You regurgitate every morsel the Raider PR Dept put out there, for years. Losing year after losing year.

    That don’t make you no genius, Bootlicker.

  • oakfshow

    520.RaiderDuck Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    RaiderSam Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    You mean the Jon Chokey that ran the Raiders out of the Super Bowl and never had a losing season in Oakland?

    The Chokey who was the last consecutive winning head coach?

    That one?

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

    And the same one who was thoroughly mediocre in Tampa? The one who has NEVER built a decent football team on his own?

    No thank you.

    ====================================================== So who built the team that won all those games in 2000-2002. I remeber Lincoln Kennedy saying JOHN GRUDEN built that team when they were dissapointed he left for Tampa.Once again your full of sht!

  • http://goducks.com RaiderDuck

    Marks Hair Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:51 pm
    Gruden went to Tampa Bay as their window for winning a Superbowl was closing. it was an older team.. and he didn’t get a chance to stick around for the rebuild. but he did get a Superbowl ring..

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

    He was there for six seasons after their Super Bowl win, and produced exactly ONE 10-win season.

  • http://goducks.com RaiderDuck

    Oakfshow Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    So who built the team that won all those games in 2000-2002. I remeber Lincoln Kennedy saying JOHN GRUDEN built that team when they were dissapointed he left for Tampa.Once again your full of sht!

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

    Last on Twitter, Napoleon Kaufman stated that Al built that team, Dungy built Chucky’s Super Bowl team, and Gruden has NEVER built a winning team on his own. Never.

  • Marks hair

    Owen shìt is not a raider..

  • oakfshow

    528.RaiderDuck Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:52 pm
    Marks Hair Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:51 pm
    Gruden went to Tampa Bay as their window for winning a Superbowl was closing. it was an older team.. and he didn’t get a chance to stick around for the rebuild. but he did get a Superbowl ring..

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

    He was there for six seasons after their Super Bowl win, and produced exactly ONE 10-win season.

    Raiderdick is probably not old enough to remember those years.Talks out of his a$$!

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Seymour Bush/Oakglen,

    It’s funny how a Bootlicker like you is always right (in your mind) Yet the Raider are always wrong.

    Funny that.

  • Marks hair

    only one 10 win season?? this was after winning Tampa Bay first and only Superbowl right?

  • oakfshow

    529.RaiderDuck Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:54 pm
    Oakfshow Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    So who built the team that won all those games in 2000-2002. I remeber Lincoln Kennedy saying JOHN GRUDEN built that team when they were dissapointed he left for Tampa.Once again your full of sht!

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

    Last on Twitter, Napoleon Kaufman stated that Al built that team, Dungy built Chucky’s Super Bowl team, and Gruden has NEVER built a winning team on his own. Never.

    Lincoln Kennedy was here 2 more years after that.Nappy was gone in 2000 so I’ll take Kennedys word for it cheif.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    I think it is very funny that hue jack is back in rotation as a potential hc. That is very good news.

    I also think it is too bad he isnt our coach now, and wont be bak.

    However if ther is a guy i would want next year n the nfl already give me KYle shanahan.

    I LOVE WHAT HE DID WITH THE WCO HYBRID TRIPPLE OPTION /PISTOL AND RGiii

    IMAGINE WHAT HE COULD DO WITH PRYOR DHB DMAC REECE FORD MOORE AND STREATER!!!!

    DO IT YESTERDAY BIG MACK WE NEED THIS

  • PurpleDrank81

    Love the Fact TP is getting the start.

    Gonna be a very interesting Offseason (IF) TP plays well.

    Also cant wait to see who leaves and who gets brought in.

    Who wants to keep there job?

    “Last year at this time we were 7-4 and (ahead) in the division. Then we lost four out of our last five. And that’s why I didn’t fight for (former head coach) Hue Jackson to keep his job,” Davis said. “Well, we have five games to go. Who on this team wants me to fight for them to keep their job? Who among the players and coaches really wants to be here? Who wants me to fight to keep them here?”

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNoi_wwzbtQ Zymurge

    It all makes sense. They don’t want to throw the game to get a better draft pick. They’ve seen the Chargers playing like crap and are afraid that they could actually beat them. The fans want to see Pryor, so here’s the perfect storm to increase the chances for a loss.

    Pryor’s line:

    About 25ish snaps
    3-10 passing, with the longest about 6 yards in the air to Goodson who then runs another 10 or so. At least 2 of the passes land in Chargers hands. He’ll run about 4 or 5 times, breaking one for 20ish yards. Based on the play alone, this blog will then explode and talk about him as the savior and the most exciting thing since Bo Jackson donned Silver and Black.

    And then he’ll get either traded, cut or forced to change position before the start of 2013 at which point all the same people that thought JC was the second coming of Lamonica will talk about how the coaching staff completely messed this up.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    i remember when quack was all over knapps nuts…

  • oakfshow

    Say goodbye to the tranny and his goofy zoneCOCKING scheme.Cant wait.

  • oakfshow

    539.Al_is_theraiders Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 5:03 pm
    i remember when quack was all over knapps nuts…

    Yup and by week 2 he was backtracking it all.Typical.

  • Thec

    DA and knapp the liars getting their hand forced by Mr. Davis….about time

  • Relentless

    I love Greg Knapp, he might possibly the best OC in the NFL today. Should have been a HC years ago.

  • jesusraiderjim

    _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!

    Link> Cant find it

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Hey even I supported Knapp until the team kept playing Krappy for 12 weeks.

  • DJ Johnny

    506.zopi Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    Interesting “probable” list for replacing the fired coaches in the yahoo article.
    Out of all those replacements named in Cole’s article, the only one with potential is Jay Gruden, not John Chokey.

    Chokey?

    Gruden was a very good coach.

    He is one of the most sought after coahing prospects out there.

    Gimme a break.

  • oakfshow

    544.jesusraiderjim Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 5:06 pm
    _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!

    Link> Cant find it
    ==================================================== Cant wait to rub that in some noses around here.It will be a TOLD YOU SO TOLD YOU SO TOLD YOU SO offseason! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOA..

  • oakfshow

    Denise Allen you mean? lol

  • 8RaiderReign8

    I wonder what will happen if Pryor drives down the field for 4 TD’s? This blog will have an episode worth popcorn.

  • Relentless

    As much as I’m hoping they fire DA and his staff as quickly as possible, I highly doubt it. I just don’t see it happening. I feel that they think continuity is gonna help. But these coaches don’t bring any hope for the future and like I said think they need to leave before they hurt the franchise even more but unlikely. If possible they should fire and arrest them and their families and torture them forever.