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Pryor ready to ‘battle’ for starting QB spot

Quarterback Carson Palmer blocked Terrelle Pryor’s path to the playing field in Pryor’s first two NFL seasons. Now that Palmer is gone, Pryor is doing everything he can to show that he is worthy of being the Raiders starter in 2013 and beyond.
“I’m trying to find a way to get better every day, through mechanics, through being sharper on pinpoint accuracy,” Pryor said Thursday in Alameda, where he took a break from the team’s offseason workout program. “I take those things serious to get better and just for the team overall. I haven’t taken a break and probably won’t.”
Pryor is regarded as one of the hardest workers on the Raiders roster. As evidence, he routinely gathers some of his receivers and works out with them at Laney College in Oakland on off days.
He also has spent considerable time during this offseason working with quarterback coaches in an attempt to refine his footwork, reads and accuracy.
It’s all part of Pryor’s quest to go from a third-round pick in the 2011 supplemental draft to a starter in the NFL.
The Raiders traded Palmer to the Arizona Cardinals earlier this month. At the same time, they traded for sixth-year quarterback Matt Flynn.
Yet, coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie are hesitant to anoint Flynn the unquestioned starter, even though they invested two draft picks and $6.5 million in Flynn for 2013.
“Whether Carson was going to be here or not, it doesn’t matter,” Pryor said. “I have to battle.”
Allen and McKenzie said there’s an “open competition” at quarterback, which makes sense given Flynn started only two games his first five seasons and Pryor one.
Pryor is taking those words to heart.
“Like coach says, ‘Cream rises to the top, no matter what. No matter what the position, everyone is going to battle.’ … We need to compete. By competing, you bring out the best in everybody.”

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  • SonicRaider

    dr_robert Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 4:55 pm
    The minute the flynnquisition was made, I said the Palmer hate would transfer to Flynn and of course it did. Thru can’t help themselves.

    The excuse for ignoring palmers stats was his “losing”.

    What’s the excuse for hating Flynn?

    Oh yes. Sparkles.

    A child’s irrational love for an imaginary hero.

    /////////////////////////////////////

    Spot the f@#k on !!!

  • dr_robert

    Footwork? It ain’t soccer. He throws like sh1t. Perfect footwork won’t change that. That’s WAY overrated. Ask tebow.

  • stubblebuzz

    If Jamarcus had worked half as hard as this guy he’d still be in the league and maybe even QB-ing the Raiders. It’s not all about hard work, but damn, it’s a big part.

  • SnBG

    Flynn..7th rndr,
    Pryor.. 3rd rnd
    Start Pryor

  • Relentless

    Dr u didnt think that peeps would stop rooting for Pryor just because we traded for a worse QB did u? Common sense would say otherwise.

  • The Beeech Diggity Dawg

    How many of your total zeros are getting HELLA PUMPED for Laker Extreme Victory Action?!?!

    Time to do a few hundred push ups then tame your weiner with some scented lotion

    I’ll be pounding Negro Modelos all night to give Pau and Dwight the freedom of slam dunk expression

    And Blake-Dawg best be limbering up for his 3 pt robot attack

    THROW ONE DOWN, THEN JUMP AROUND

  • SonicRaider

    And you know…..well Flynn is boring…..and ….and Pryor can run really Fast !!!!!

    How about we see Pryor stand in the pocket and throw some strikes instead of the crap he was throwing up in the SD game. It will not take long at all for an NFL DC to figure that out and then Pryor will be completeing passes to the defense on a regular basis.

  • The_Judge37

    302.dr_robert Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    Footwork? It ain’t soccer. He throws like sh1t. Perfect footwork won’t change that. That’s WAY overrated. Ask tebow.
    —-

    If you think footwork doesn’t apply in Football then you don’t know $h!t.

  • dr_robert

    Beech–be gay. I don’t care. That giraffe griner showed u the way. Just be gay.

    U talk about weiners all day long. U try way too hard to convince us ur having “like a lot of major sex. With like girls.”

    U brag about having an imaginary boy band.

    And those boys’ pubes.

    And ur Asian house boy’s weiner and pubes.

    I mean. Ur gay. We know. It’s ok.

  • The_Judge37

    I was all for Palmer over Pryor. Didn’t hate Pryor, but don’t think he’s ready. But now that Cason’s gone and we have Matt Flynniart, now i’m ok with Pryor Learning on the Job.

  • Marks hair

    I’m not having the footwork conversation again. that’s a fùcking joke..

  • SilverLining20

    Raiders at colts week 1!

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    SR Raider Says:
    If Pryor turns into an elite QB I’d be thrilled. However, if McFadden wins the rushing title, we’ll be a playoff team and major contender this year. Just seems more likely to happen, that’s all
    =====================================================

    Need a SuberBowl win to be elite, according to some;

    guest123 Says:
    Winning a playoff game doesn’t make you elite. You think Tony Romo is elite? He gets paid like he’s elite granted.
    The discussion of ‘elite’ begins and ends with Super Bowl rings.

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    Agreed!

  • dr_robert

    Footwork is like icing on a cake. Or fine tuning.

    It helps u get set up efficiently and in rhythm. When u stride towards the target, it helps u be on target.

    But it won’t make a bad passer into a good passer.

    U can sit on ur couch and say it does but u don’t know.

    Have u ever worked with a qb on mechanics? Cuz I have.

    Pryor will never be a good passer. It’s just not in him. Sorry.

    And rooting for Pryor doesn’t have to include dissing Flynn. But u guys do.

  • Marks hair

    Playoff team on the rd.. great

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    The discussion of ‘elite’ begins and ends with Super Bowl rings.

    ***

    Agreed!
    =======================================================

    Does the ring automatically bestow elite status to the QB? Or is it merely a prerequisite? More rings= more elite? All one ringers equally elite?(Rodgers,Hostetler,Johnson,Dilfer,Stabler, etc.)
    If the Steelers score in the last two minutes to win SB XLV 32-31, is Rodgers no longer elite, despite having played the exact same game?
    What’s the criteria for deciding which SB winning QB’s are elite?
    Are these questions difficult to answer?
    Maybe because the premise is actually really stupid and indefensible?
    No offense 123, I’m usually with you.

  • rediaR

    SnBG Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    Flynn..7th rndr,
    Pryor.. 3rd rnd
    Start Pryor
    ——————
    That is quite possibly the most irrelevant point you could make.

  • Marks hair

    I don’t. Read 297.

  • Marks hair

    if your footwork is bad you’re passing is bad.

  • dr_robert

    Did anyone see gruden with Landry jones?

    He showed how poorly jones’ footwork was from under center to set up.

    But it had to do with getting into the pocket in rhythm and in balance.

    It has nothing to do with accuracy until ur upright and balanced, and u stride to the receiver.

    Perfect footwork won’t fix sparkles.

  • SnBG

    SonicRaider Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:00 pm
    And you know…..well Flynn is boring…..and ….and Pryor can run really Fast !!!!!

    How about we see Pryor stand in the pocket and throw some strikes instead of the crap he was throwing up in the SD game. It will not take long at all for an NFL DC to figure that out and then Pryor will be completeing passes to the defense on a regular basis.
    ””””””””””””””””””””
    I’d like to give him a chance so we could see if he’s improved and can stand in the pocket, or roll out and throw or with his running ability set up play action.

  • Marks hair

    I’m not talking about fixing tp.. I’m just saying footwork is very important. Bad footwork =bad passer. the only reason you’re trying to claim footwork is not important is because you’re trying to somehow attack tp.. trolling

  • rediaR

    If Reggie drafts well, we may have a Flynning record this year.

  • Demon Raider

    Pryor needs to work on footwork, mechanics, and everything that has to do with the mental aspect if being a QB.

  • The_Judge37

    Marks hair Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:12 pm
    I’m not talking about fixing tp.. I’m just saying footwork is very important. Bad footwork =bad passer. the only reason you’re trying to claim footwork is not important is because you’re trying to somehow attack tp.. trolling
    ——

    Exactly, on both parts.

  • SnBG

    RediaR Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:06 pm
    SnBG Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    Flynn..7th rndr,
    Pryor.. 3rd rnd
    Start Pryor
    ——————
    That is quite possibly the most irrelevant point you could make.
    ””””””””””’
    I don’t think so, how many 7th rnd QB’s have started. How many have started in a playoff game or gone to the SB?

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    dr_robert Says:

    Footwork is like icing on a cake. Or fine tuning.

    It helps u get set up efficiently and in rhythm. When u stride towards the target, it helps u be on target.

    But it won’t make a bad passer into a good passer.

    U can sit on ur couch and say it does but u don’t know.

    Have u ever worked with a qb on mechanics? Cuz I have.
    ===================================================

    Having repeatedly heard NFL QB’s and those that work with them say differently, I’m now torn on who to believe.
    Granted, they’re not used to working the level of talent you’ve worked with.

  • Marks hair

    Tuff schedule

  • SonicRaider

    SnBG Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:10 pm
    SonicRaider Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:00 pm
    And you know…..well Flynn is boring…..and ….and Pryor can run really Fast !!!!!

    How about we see Pryor stand in the pocket and throw some strikes instead of the crap he was throwing up in the SD game. It will not take long at all for an NFL DC to figure that out and then Pryor will be completeing passes to the defense on a regular basis.
    ””””””””””””””””””””
    I’d like to give him a chance so we could see if he’s improved and can stand in the pocket, or roll out and throw or with his running ability set up play action.
    ””””””””””””””””””””””””””’
    How about we gave him a chance and he showed he is no where near ready.
    I’d like to see him standing on the sideline holding a clipboard where he belongs.

  • dr_robert

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:15 pm
    dr_robert Says:

    Footwork is like icing on a cake. Or fine tuning.

    It helps u get set up efficiently and in rhythm. When u stride towards the target, it helps u be on target.

    But it won’t make a bad passer into a good passer.

    U can sit on ur couch and say it does but u don’t know.

    Have u ever worked with a qb on mechanics? Cuz I have.
    ===================================================

    Having repeatedly heard NFL QB’s and those that work with them say differently, I’m now torn on who to believe.
    Granted, they’re not used to working the level of talent you’ve worked with.
    ********

    yes, hilarious. but stupid.

    good footwork will help rhythm and timing, and consistency.

    but perfect footwork/mechanics won’t make a bad passer into a good one.

    it’s just like a pitcher. u have to be good. it’s fine tuning that helps u be more consistent.

  • Whoknows

    dr_robert Says:

    Footwork is like icing on a cake. Or fine tuning.

    It helps u get set up efficiently and in rhythm. When u stride towards the target, it helps u be on target.

    But it won’t make a bad passer into a good passer.

    U can sit on ur couch and say it does but u don’t know.

    Have u ever worked with a qb on mechanics? Cuz I have.
    ***********************************
    I don’t think perving out on little kids counts.

  • SonicRaider

    And I would like to thank Al for wasting a third round pick on Pryor.

    The senile old Al. The gift that keeps on giving.

  • Marks hair

    he’s obviously has some talents and skills. He’s in the NFL. It’s all fine tuning and consistency at this level.

  • SnBG

    We don’t really know what Pryor can or can’t do. Footwork is very important. Montana used to talk about good footwork and mechanics. Teach Pryor good mechanics and give him a good line instead of what we had last year and he could blossom. Accuracy can be improved and Pryor needs to settle down. With some starts I believe Pryor can get better.

  • oldschoolraider

    At last report Pryor was happily floating down a river in Egypt, da nile.
    You don’t give 6.5 mil and 2 draft picks for a back up QB.
    The starting job is Flynn’s to lose.
    The best Pryor can hope for is that Flynn gets injured.
    Funny that the guy went to college, yet can’t read the writing on the wall.

  • Relentless

    This schedule sucks azz. We’re gonna get whooped up and down the field this year. I’m done with optimism and being realistic. Best backup team minimum wage can buy.

  • SonicRaider

    oldschoolraider Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 5:54 pm
    At last report Pryor was happily floating down a river in Egypt, da nile.
    You don’t give 6.5 mil and 2 draft picks for a back up QB.
    The starting job is Flynn’s to lose.
    The best Pryor can hope for is that Flynn gets injured.
    Funny that the guy went to college, yet can’t read the writing on the wall.
    “”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”
    Sorry Pryor fans, but this is the cold hard facts.
    Maybe Pryor can be our new Vince Evans !

  • Demon Raider

    I just don’t wanna deal with Pryor anymore.

  • romania

    Great read #12!

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