Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • DJ Johnny

    Now u guys see what Palmer had to deal with ALL FREAKING YEAR.

    TP scores THREE TD’s and still loses.

  • RaidO

    Dr_robert Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    i don’t want this kid at qb.
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    Yeah you have alternative “hater” motives. Even if TP lit it(Matt Flynn) up you would say the same thing.

  • DKnight007

    Edward Teach Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    Strange, but true…

    If the opening kickoff isn’t returned for a TD there’s a good chance it’s 21-17 Raiders right now.

    Say what you want about Tarver, but there’s no question that this defense has improved as the year has gone on.

    Upgrade a few positions on that side of the ball and they could be pretty good next year.

    ^^^^^^^^
    Whatever makes you feel better buddy.

    If DA isn’t fired….then Knapp, Pollack, Hoffman most definitely should be. Maybe even the RB coach who has been around this for 5 years now. Wow!

  • RaidO

    DJ Johnny Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    Now u guys see what Palmer had to deal with ALL FREAKING YEAR.

    TP scores THREE TD’s and still loses.
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    Yeah why bring Palmer back for a $17 mil cap hit when TP can do it. LOL

  • fingers

    Pryors a year or two down the Road….theirs talent there…. No use throwing him to the wolves to satisfy bloggers ….. Keep him behind Palmer for a year or two… Which is what I think MCKenzie will do…

  • 505raiders

    what a crappy season lost intrest half way through well at least we know that pryor is legit and knapp was a bad decision

  • rediaR

    Dakota Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    Almost 50% completion % and 150 yards….yeah, lets make him the starter in 2013!

    #1 pick in 2014!
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    I know you said that sarcastically, but that is exactly what I’m thinking. If Pryor plays well next year, good we have our QB! If Pryor plays terribly, good we can draft our new QB!

    Pryor 2013!

  • DJ Johnny

    Pryor’s stats were not impressive, but would’ve been much better w/o the drops.

  • Priesttj12

    That last TD showed what I have been talking about, the kid has intangibles that cannot be taught….period

  • DKnight007

    CDERaider Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    Raiders lose 8 of 9 games to finish one of the worst seasons in our history.

    Not remotely good enough.

    Fire Dennis Allen.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Pathetic!

  • DKnight007

    If anything…TP should definitely be the #2 QB next year at the very least.

  • RaiderSam

    Alex7 Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:24 pm
    Realist:

    At the end of the day, this means TP is promoted to #2 next year.

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    Realist; Too expensive to keep Palmer next year
    Pessimest: Stay the course
    Optimist; Pryor is next RGIII

  • dr_robert

    303Raider Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    Dr_robert Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    only a moron (plenty of those here) could watch this game and think pryor is ready to unseat palmer. too funny.

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    I mean if we were close to winning the SB, than yeah.

    1) Carson makes too much money
    2) we have too many other needs
    3) TP will only get better
    4) he gives us more options in the red zone
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    sorry to tell u this–he was horrible.

  • madbomberone

    Gruden HC– Saunders. OC– Tarver DC. McFadden is awesome in power block scheme. Not good in zone scheme he’s at top speed too fast

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Our offense outperformed theirs

  • raiderzmaverick

    edward teach Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Strange, but true…

    If the opening kickoff isn’t returned for a TD there’s a good chance it’s 21-17 Raiders right now.

    Say what you want about Tarver, but there’s no question that this defense has improved as the year has gone on.

    Upgrade a few positions on that side of the ball and they could be pretty good next year.
    ====================
    I actually agree. I don’t think you need to change him out. Defense improved overall as the year progressed. Offense NEEDS to change.

  • rudegruden

    I just don’t understand the excitement over that performance.

    Great…he’s not horrible and could function as a #2 qb. That is not where we need to go.

    We went from having a meaningful week 17 game last year to being excited about a performance that gave us 13/18 150 yds 2TD and 1INT.

    We seriously need to step up the expectations. For those who think that performance deserves to be a starter is either completely confused or just don’t care about winning.

  • RaiderSam

    Priesttj12 Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:31 pm
    That last TD showed what I have been talking about, the kid has intangibles that cannot be taught….period

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    Its like no-no-no…YES!

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Our offense was better than theirs

  • RaiderSam

    Rudegruden Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    I just don’t understand the excitement over that performance.

    Great…he’s not horrible and could function as a #2 qb. That is not where we need to go.

    We went from having a meaningful week 17 game last year to being excited about a performance that gave us 13/18 150 yds 2TD and 1INT.

    We seriously need to step up the expectations. For those who think that performance deserves to be a starter is either completely confused or just don’t care about winning.

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    So Leinart was going to set the world on fire?

    whatever.

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Look at the numbers…. Everyone on TV is saying we played decent

  • RedDogRaider

    8RaiderReign8 Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:34 pm
    Our offense was better than theirs

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    Bullcrappy! We lost again!

  • RaiderSam

    And what QB looks good in 2013′s draft anyway

    maybe Aaron Murray? maybe Tyler Wilson?

    i mean, Geno Smith LOOKED GARBAGE in that bowl…he was exposed v. Kansas St., too.

  • Turf toe

    TP scored three touchdowns in a slippery, messy field, ran out of trouble time after time, and performed well beyond expectations.
    Still, Dennis Allen is a dweeb, Reggie speaks as if he just came back from the dentist, and Gregg Knapp is circling the drain.

  • RedDogRaider

    8RaiderReign8 Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    Look at the numbers…. Everyone on TV is saying we played decent

    ___________________________

    What ARE you talking about idiot?!
    WE LOST!

  • Derek

    That was a hell of a nice first game for TP. He performed better than any QB on the roster in the red zone.

    DA was wrong again. What a pathetic coach. So was Papa, if he said what he was quoted to have sai, he’s a moron as well. TP got the team to the line and ready to play better than CP. he had a few bad passes, but all QB’s do. The garbage receivers need an upgrade.

  • 8RaiderReign8

    RedDogRaider Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    8RaiderReign8 Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:34 pm
    Our offense was better than theirs

    ————————

    Bullcrappy! We lost again!
    ___________________

    We lost because we gave up a opening TD! Our O outplayed theirs

  • RaiderSam

    8RaiderReign8 Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    Look at the numbers…. Everyone on TV is saying we played decent

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    too many losses bring skepticism and unrealistic people…so no matter what Pryor does, if he doesnt win..it isnt good enough…despite the fact he showed heart
    it doesnt matter to most people.

  • RedDogRaider

    DKnight007 Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:32 pm
    If anything…TP should definitely be the #2 QB next year at the very least.

    ——————————————

    Since Leinart is total crap, that would have to be true.

  • 8RaiderReign8

    RaiderSam Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:37 pm
    8RaiderReign8 Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    Look at the numbers…. Everyone on TV is saying we played decent

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    too many losses bring skepticism and unrealistic people…so no matter what Pryor does, if he doesnt win..it isnt good enough…despite the fact he showed heart
    it doesnt matter to most people.
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    I understand but he got us 21 points.. Chargers O got 17… Just the facts

  • fingers

    Palmer will be back…. And Pryor will be # 2……

  • ColoradoRaiderFan

    Every single drive, run on first, run on second. So predictable and stupid. Way to go Knapp.

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Fingers Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    Palmer will be back…. And Pryor will be # 2……
    ______________

    Yep…. With a chance to compete in 2014 for #1

  • 8RaiderReign8

    ColoradoRaiderFan Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    Every single drive, run on first, run on second. So predictable and stupid. Way to go Knapp.
    ________________________

    First drive was 3 runs….SMH

  • RedDogRaider

    8RaiderReign8 Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:36 pm
    RedDogRaider Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    8RaiderReign8 Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:34 pm
    Our offense was better than theirs

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    Bullcrappy! We lost again!
    ___________________

    We lost because we gave up a opening TD! Our O outplayed theirs

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    You are one feeble minded dikehead.
    WE LOST FOOL!

  • 8RaiderReign8

    You are one feeble minded dikehead.
    WE LOST FOOL!
    _____________

    Duh! Quit pointing out the obvious and analyze the game

  • edward teach

    400.8RaiderReign8 Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    Edward Teach Says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    Strange, but true…

    If the opening kickoff isn’t returned for a TD there’s a good chance it’s 21-17 Raiders right now.

    Say what you want about Tarver, but there’s no question that this defense has improved as the year has gone on.

    Upgrade a few positions on that side of the ball and they could be pretty good next year.
    ______________________

    What people wont admit is our O outperformed theirs

    ********************************************************

    Our O had a lot of opportunities to gain yards and first downs and failed to do so. Dropped passes, errant throws, missed blocking assignments, you name it. Add to that a couple of boneheaded penalties at exactly the wrong time, and I don’t think you can really praise the overall offensive execution of the team too much.

    That said, I thought Pryor showed pretty much what he should have. Impressed with his leadership and command on the field, didn’t have too many issues with clock management, and obviously made some very nice plays, both with his feet and his arm. Made some rookie mistakes, but he’s a rookie for all intents and purposes and that’s to be expected.

    If he wants to compete and win the starting job next year though, he’s going to have to make a thousand throws a day of all different kinds in the offseason. If there’s one thing you absolutely have to be in the NFL, it’s accurate.

  • mcfadden20.

    Why some people have to be so dumb ??

  • mcfadden20.

    Streater is awesome

  • mcfadden20.

    Lamar Houston is awesome