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Pryor likes his progress

By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 3:18 pm in Oakland Raiders.

General manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen anointed Matt Flynn the presumptive starting quarterback, if for no other reason that he is the Raiders most-seasoned option.
Even so, McKenzie and Allen are quick to point out that Flynn is the leading candidate to replace traded veteran Carson Palmer only as of now. They aren’t ruling out the prospect of third-year player Terrelle Pryor or rookie Tyler Wilson bypassing Flynn.
Few people give Pryor a legitimate shot at making the huge leap from third-stringer to starter in one season. Pryor said Tuesday that he doesn’t get caught up in the speculation.
“That talk is nonsense,” Pryor said. “It doesn’t matter right now, as long as we’re helping each other, we’re getting better and building team chemistry. … Right now, not knowing who the starting quarterback is going to be and who’s getting talked about, that’s the thing that’s not very important.”
Flynn arrived via trade with the Seattle Seahawks on the day the Raiders traded Palmer to the Arizona Cardinals. \
He started only two games in his first five NFL seasons, four with the Green Bay Packers, when McKenzie was in the front office. Pryor has started only one game during his two NFL seasons.
All three candidates are hopeful of taking over for Palmer and carving out a long-term role.
Pryor is a noted hard worker who rarely takes a day off. To that end, his work day routinely lasts well beyond when others call it a day.
“It’s all about how much you study, and I study a good bit, about two hours a night after going home,” Pryor said.
He struggled completing passes Tuesday during the first practice of the Raiders three-day mini camp, but he walked away pleased with the way he commanded the huddle, the protection calls and his footwork.

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  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    No one else does

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Flynn is the lead dog. And if you’re not the lead dog, the scenery never changes.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Guess I am the lead dog. Suckas….

  • RaiderLen

    Don’t fart.

  • RaiderLen

    Raider E has 5 on it

  • romania

    yawn

  • alex7

    Plunkett had 10 losing seasons and 4 winning seasons.
    His team was really really good in those 4 winning seasons, and he played pretty well in two of them, helping his team to the SB.

    With the Raiders, Plunkett threw for more INTs than TDs, while taking 178 sacks in just 57 starts.

    Kurt Warner might not make it into the HOF, and not only did he win 2 SBs, he played in a 3rd.

  • alex7

    That’s the main argument people make for Plunkett getting into the HOF, that he’s the only QB to win 2 SBs and not be in.

    Not the most compelling argument when you’re talking about a Hall of Fame career.

    Had Dilfer or Brad Johnson won a 2nd, it wouldn’t even be an issue.

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    yo

  • RaiderDebo

    alex7 Says:

    Kurt Warner might not make it into the HOF, and not only did he win 2 SBs, he played in a 3rd.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Lets see how long it takes you to figure out what’s wrong with your post.

  • listen to me you stupid idiots

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    June 11th, 2013 at 3:07 pm
    if anybody actually watched kappy play in pre seaosn the last two years you would think he had no shot of ever becoming who he is today.

    I mean balls on the turf all over the place, relaxc
    *******
    Link?

    You lying douche.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    finally a fair post on pryor from the trib!!!!

    trust me first you learn the theory and concepts in the class room.

    next comes the drills and routines.

    Once those smooth out its about reps on the field in live action.

    as he gets more comfortable he will easily distance himself form the competition.

    he has the first two phases down it will begin to show on the field in soon

    “if you put in the work the results will come”

    Grand master Al Dacoscos founder of the Wun Hop Kuen Do branch

  • RaiderDebo

    Ghosttoothepost Says:
    June 11th, 2013 at 3:14 pm
    Can’t believe anyone is whining about losing DHB. One td in every 5 plus games?
    Still doesn’t know how to catch a ball?

    Some of you just like to b1tch, doesn’t matter. If DHB was here, you would be saying Reggie screwed up. Now that him and his way overpaid ass is gone, its Reggie screwed up.

    Here’s the reality everyone already knows. Al should have taken Crabtree. DHB was, and is a mistake.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Although he’s too much of a class act to say it, JaMarcus agrees with you 100%!

  • montoyasWORD

    Raider Nation- Don’t care who is QB as long as we win some dam games

  • listen to me you stupid idiots

    Listen To Me You Stupid Idiots Says:
    June 11th, 2013 at 3:25 pm
    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    June 11th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    doc slob is a liar , racist, cross poster and handle jacking loser.
    **********
    Link?

    You disgusting dirtbag.

  • inonewordraider

    plunkett is the ONLY retired qb with two sb wins not in the hof

  • Just Fire Baby

    Glad that Pryor is able to manage the so-called huddle.

  • alex7

    Is it me or does Pryor not talk about any teammates? Only himself and his progress.

  • Kirk

    alex7 Says:
    June 11th, 2013 at 3:34 pm
    Is it me or does Pryor not talk about any teammates? Only himself and his progress.
    ………………………………………….

    It’s just you.

  • Kirk

    Pryor is probably the best quarterback we have, but we don’t have a coaching staff smart enough to run the read option.

  • redshirt

    I’m glad that Pryor is working his butt off and, who knows, maybe one day he’ll get his shot. But, I’m rooting for Flynn because right now HE is the guy and you want the #1 QB to act, lead and – most importantly – play like the #1 QB. I’m so tired of all this QB controversy bs.

    (At least we don’t have to deal with Teblow).