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Rookie QB shines at mini camp

ALAMEDA – As far as rookies go, quarterback Tyler Wilson looked nothing of the sort Saturday as he displayed the poise and skills of a seasoned veteran in only his second practice as a member of the Raiders.
Wilson showed off a strong arm, placing balls right on target time and again, be it swing passes, throws over the middle or well downfield.
“Obviously, picking up a new system, there’s a little bit of rust there,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said of Wilson. “But throwing the ball, he’s done a nice job. I don’t have any question about his arm strength and his accuracy.”
If anything, it’s the receivers that are going to have to adjust to the velocity on Wilson’s throws. Several times, laser-like throws went through or off a receiver’s hands.
Wilson arrived as a fourth-round draft pick out of Arkansas, with a reputation for being a bright guy, confident in his abilities and ready to take on any challenge.
It’s not a stretch to envision Wilson playing well enough to surge past presumptive starter Matt Flynn and third-year player Terrelle Pryor at some point, even if he downplays the situation.
“It’s an opportunity,” Wilson said after practice. “Obviously, there’s a lot I have to learn. … I’ve got a lot of work to do to get up to speed because there have been veteran guys that have been here that are way ahead of me right now. So, I’m playing catch-up from that point.”
The Raiders traded for Flynn earlier this offseason on the same day that they traded starter Carson Palmer to the Arizona Cardinals. Flynn has started only two games during his five-year NFL career. Pryor started the regular-season finale in 2012 for his only start.
Through it all, Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie refuse to anoint Flynn the starter, going only so far as to say that Flynn will begin with the first-team offense.
Allen and McKenzie want competition at all positions. To that end, Wilson is game.
“I do think I can bring some things to the table skill-set wise,” Wilson said. “But, again, I’ve got to play catch-up at this point. I’m going to use it as an opportunity and compete like heck.”

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  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Sounds like Reggie got us some good young players.

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Lefty12 Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 3:34 pm
    Duck,did you see the pictures of Mark at the rookie camp?He is enjoying himself too much to sell.

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    He could enjoy himself just as much as a minority owner.

  • Raiders for life

    Right on young Mr. Wilson. Bring it.

  • bigsnow81

    Fourloco

  • shutdown

    I was hoping that Al would have left Amy a decent share of Raider ownership, but that would have left his wife and kid with less than 50.1% so…guess not.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    mark and reggie continue to shame this organization….trask knew this and left…its disgusting.

  • Just Fire Baby

    People on here were telling us that Wilson had no arm and was a dink and dunker.

  • Just Fire Baby

    The Davis family owns less than 50% already

  • shutdown

    “If anything, it’s the receivers that are going to have to adjust to the velocity on Wilson’s throws. Several times, laser-like throws went through or off a receiver’s hands.”

    Don’t adjust to your receivers, kid…make the learn to catch your missles because in a game you will have to zip it.

    It’s a dangerous habit for a young qb to take off velocity on routes that demand velocity so those guys had better learn to earn their money and catch the damn ball.

  • RaiderLen

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 3:48 pm
    mark and reggie continue to shame this organization….trask knew this and left…its disgusting.
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    Naw the last decade of on field “performance” pretty much trumped it all.

    Al is DEAD.

  • ChamorroRaider

    “It’s not a stretch to envision” Wilson beating out Flynn. That would suddenly improve the depth of our QBs without adding a single signal caller.

  • J Hill

    Strong arm and great accuracy…..

    Just the things I like to read about our QB.

  • severeraiderz

    Wow I can’t believe Amy is gone. How did we lose her and keep Dennis Allen? No Trask, no Al Davis, and a pusillanimous for a head coach….this team is changing before my eyes

  • ChamorroRaider

    When Elway was a rookie for the Broncos, and not us, he used to put enough zip on the ball to where his receivers had all this little “x” bruises on their chest. Either our receivers learn to catch Wilson’s heat with their hands or they’ll get to sit on Sunday with little ‘x’ marks on their bench spot.

  • RaiderLen

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 3:48 pm
    The Davis family owns less than 50% already
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    Slightly less, with controlling interest as per agreements with the Moneyed jock sniffers.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    when shrek is gone and all that is left is the shell of a franchise you will just change teams….others will have to deal with this krapp…

  • RaiderLen

    J Hill Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 3:51 pm
    Strong arm and great accuracy…..

    Just the things I like to read about our QB.
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    Oh Yea.

    Guess The “flunkies” know what they’re looking at when they scout these guys.

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 3:53 pm
    when shrek is gone and all that is left is the shell of a franchise you will just change teams….others will have to deal with this krapp…

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    “Shell of a franchise?” Reggie’s done a great job getting rid of Al’s check-cashers and terrible draft picks. What are you talking about? We finally have a real GM for the first time in decades.

  • shutdown

    That’s right, I forgot. They do have controlling interest, which is enough to run rough shod over others as Al did.

  • raidertbone

    Mark is not his dad. Reggie will continue to work the team back to respectability, but in the meantime I think they are lining up the suitors for a return to L.A. I don’t have any inside information, but it all makes sense – DOLLARS and SENSE.

  • shutdown

    Might be something like Mark wants to start the process for an LA move while Amy and her husband know they want to stay in the Bay Area so maybe she wants nothing to do with that.

    I say the Raiders need a stadium in Contra Costa.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    and 4 wins, thousands of tarped seats, no qb, a rb thats gonna leave and wrs that cant make a semi pro team…

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Raidertbone Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 3:56 pm
    Mark is not his dad. Reggie will continue to work the team back to respectability, but in the meantime I think they are lining up the suitors for a return to L.A. I don’t have any inside information, but it all makes sense – DOLLARS and SENSE.

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    “I no longer wish to remain with the organization” — this makes a TON of sense if Mark’s preparing to sell out to LA investors and Amy doesn’t want any part of a move down south.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    John Dickinson ‏@JDJohnDickinson 12m

    Jason LaCanfora noting in his piece that Mark Davis approached former Raiders coach Jon Gruden about running the franchise.
    Retweeted by Levi Damien

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    BOOM!! and there it is.. said this many of times last year when Hub Arkush published his post on this.. also 95.7 the game was on the story When Ric Bucher called his ESPN sources and said he could verify GRUDEN was asked about the Raiders

    also Rich Gannon said Gruden told him he wanted another chance with Raiders.

    Where there is smoke.. there is FIYAHHHH

  • raidertbone

    You all don’t understand. Dennis Allen is the perfect foil as head coach. If he doesn’t succeed, they can simply back away and say “He was in over his head, just like Josh McDaniel.” Eventually, someone will have to take the fall – my guess is that it won’t be Reggie.

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 3:57 pm
    and 4 wins, thousands of tarped seats, no qb, a rb thats gonna leave and wrs that cant make a semi pro team…

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    So you would prefer JaMarcus Russell or Aaron Brooks or Kerry Collins at QB over the Flynn/Wilson duo?

    If DMac wants to leave, let him. Let another team deal with his “Somebody sneezed on me! I need to go on IR!” act.

    As for the wideouts: So you would prefer Javon Walker and DHB?

  • SnBG

    Severeraiderz Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 3:52 pm
    Wow I can’t believe Amy is gone. How did we lose her and keep Dennis Allen? No Trask, no Al Davis, and a pusillanimous for a head coach….this team is changing before my eyes’
    ”””””””””””””””””’
    It’s about time the team changed. Tired of all of those years of lousy draft picks and lossing seasons. Maybe it was time for Amy Trask to leave as she was so ingrained in the Al Davis way. Love her but maybe it’s time for her to move on.

  • raidertbone

    I’m not biting on Gruden. He is happy where he is, and wouldn’t want to risk getting sucked into a decades-plus vortex of sub-mediocrity (no matter what he might say).

  • dr_robert

    Yeah tyler Wilson may have a strong and accurate throwing arm.

    But he only ran a 4.8.

    Pryor ran a 4.3.

    Isn’t that what’s important for a qb?

    That’s what I’ve been hearing here for quite a while.

  • SnBG

    Raidertbone Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 3:58 pm
    You all don’t understand. Dennis Allen is the perfect foil as head coach. If he doesn’t succeed, they can simply back away and say “He was in over his head, just like Josh McDaniel.” Eventually, someone will have to take the fall – my guess is that it won’t be Reggie.
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    All HC’s coaches are perfect foils. They’re the scapegoats for the owners and GM’s and Davis was the master and king of scapegoating his coaches.

  • rediaR

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 3:57 pm
    and 4 wins, thousands of tarped seats, no qb, a rb thats gonna leave and wrs that cant make a semi pro team…
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    Someone get in there and change this guy’s diaper.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Per la confora.. doesnt mean Gruden is.. but the Reports were that Gruden was being asked by Mark Davis

    “Davis approached former Raiders coach Jon Gruden about running the franchise and also was in contact with NFL exec Ray Anderson and others about a team president position, sources said. Ultimately, he opted to stick with GM Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen — who completed their first seasons in those positions in 2012 — but not without contemplating sweeping changes.”

  • RaiderSam

    Dr_robert Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 4:03 pm
    Yeah tyler Wilson may have a strong and accurate throwing arm.

    But he only ran a 4.8.

    Pryor ran a 4.3.

    Isn’t that what’s important for a qb?

    That’s what I’ve been hearing here for quite a while
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    Great news on Wilson. Lets see how he does in pre-season…..

  • RaiderSam

    RediaR Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 4:04 pm
    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 3:57 pm
    and 4 wins, thousands of tarped seats, no qb, a rb thats gonna leave and wrs that cant make a semi pro team…
    ———————
    Someone get in there and change this guy’s diaper.

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    Puh-leaze. You can change a few dozen more diapers around here….

  • Al_is_theraiders

    hell yeah better than wrs that lbs can cover, that cannot threaten the defense, lbs smaller than safeties and sharpie collecting coaches…

  • RaiderSam

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 3:58 pm
    John Dickinson ‏@JDJohnDickinson 12m

    Jason LaCanfora noting in his piece that Mark Davis approached former Raiders coach Jon Gruden about running the franchise.
    Retweeted by Levi Damien

    ————————-

    BOOM!! and there it is.. said this many of times last year when Hub Arkush published his post on this.. also 95.7 the game was on the story When Ric Bucher called his ESPN sources and said he could verify GRUDEN was asked about the Raiders

    also Rich Gannon said Gruden told him he wanted another chance with Raiders.

    Where there is smoke.. there is FIYAHHHH

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    What’s he going to pay him with? I’m ok with it, but shouldnt they get on that stadium thing?

  • dr_robert

    I’m not sure about the Heiden thing but one thing I remember.

    When they were talking on day one of the draft about when geno would be picked, Heiden said flatly “I don’t even think he’s the best qb in the draft. What about tyler Wilson.”

    And…..we picked him. Hmm.

    Also, pretty string words from Amy trask. She no longer wishes to be with the org.

  • Twocents

    I don’t know Mark Davis or Amy Trask or anything about how a front office operates in the NFL.
    I watch the Raiders and I want them to be good.
    On the football side, I take McKenzie and Allen at their word, they want to win championships. I am willing to give them more than a year before listen to the haters.

  • dr_robert

    Gruden. Not Heiden.

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 4:06 pm
    hell yeah better than wrs that lbs can cover, that cannot threaten the defense, lbs smaller than safeties and sharpie collecting coaches…

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    Show me a LB who can cover Denarius Moore or Rod Streater.

    And where are these small linebackers you’re talking about?

  • rediaR

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 4:06 pm
    hell yeah better than wrs that lbs can cover, that cannot threaten the defense, lbs smaller than safeties and sharpie collecting coaches…
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    Good thing none of those are problems we face. Whew!

  • RaiderSam

    Shutdown Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 3:57 pm
    Might be something like Mark wants to start the process for an LA move while Amy and her husband know they want to stay in the Bay Area so maybe she wants nothing to do with that.

    I say the Raiders need a stadium in Contra Costa.

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    I always thought Trask was behind a proposed move to Pleasanton…then the Camp Parks site rumors of the late 90s-2000s

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Also, pretty string words from Amy trask. She no longer wishes to be with the org.

    ———————-

    I think it was Mark Davis that gave her the hint.. like we are moving in a new direction. Just draft day she was on 95.7 the game announcing a new partnership with them and looking foward to working with them for many years to come.

    Mark might have told her recently they are going in a different direction

  • rediaR

    Well clearly the team is moving to London.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Jim Trotter ‏@SI_JimTrotter 50m

    Longtime Raiders exec Amy Trask has resigned. No surprise. Mark Davis had informed her she’d have a subordinate role under his ownership.

  • severeraiderz

    Lol I always laugh at the people that criticize DMC, its actually funny.

  • RaiderSam

    Twocents Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 4:07 pm
    I don’t know Mark Davis or Amy Trask or anything about how a front office operates in the NFL.
    I watch the Raiders and I want them to be good.
    On the football side, I take McKenzie and Allen at their word, they want to win championships. I am willing to give them more than a year before listen to the haters.

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    Maybe they are anticipating Ray Anderson, Holmgren or Gruden returning in that capacity. From the marketing point of view, the Gruden thing makes a little sense, but too concerned on his lack of experience in that side of the ball, and we’ve seen Holmgren’s act in Cleveland (drafting Colt McCoy – EGAD?!)

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 4:10 pm
    Also, pretty string words from Amy trask. She no longer wishes to be with the org.

    ———————-

    I think it was Mark Davis that gave her the hint.. like we are moving in a new direction. Just draft day she was on 95.7 the game announcing a new partnership with them and looking foward to working with them for many years to come.

    Mark might have told her recently they are going in a different direction

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    At least a new team president, and possibly a new location.

  • RaiderSam

    RediaR Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 4:11 pm
    Well clearly the team is moving to London.

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    Jack Crawford, Menelik Watson… read the tea leaves, man! Hello?

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Severeraiderz Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 4:11 pm
    Lol I always laugh at the people that criticize DMC, its actually funny.

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    Do you disagree that DMac stays healthy about as often as Lindsay Lohan stays sober?