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Wilson undaunted by lack of work

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, August 4th, 2013 at 2:43 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Rookie quarterback Tyler Wilson has seen his practice time diminish in favor of undrafted free agent Matt McGloin, and admitted it’s difficult to watch from the sideline.
“I think obviously it’s a new system, a new offense, there’s a lot going into it. We’re doing a lot of things, as far as motions, shifts, formations, and there’s a lot to it. We’re asking quarterbacks to do some protection stuff,” Wilson said. “There’s a lot, and I’m trying to pick it up as quickly as possible so I’ve had a chance to sit behind Matt, Terrelle and watch their reps and try to pick up every detail I can and get as much mentally out of every practice as I possibly can and I think it’s been good for me.”

Asked if he’s counting the reps he’s getting as opposed to McGloin, Wilson said, “Obviously, you’re competitive. You want to be in there. You understand when that happens, you have to cherish every single rep and make the most of it. As opposed to being at Arkansas when you’re getting every rep. It’s kind of a flip. You understand how every rep matters and you have to make the most of it and be mentally prepared for whatever call you’ve got when you get it.

“I think it’s good. I think it’s good for my mental preparation, my mental toughness moving forward. There’s a lot going into this game and I’m excited about the opportunity, we still have a few days until the first game and preparation going into those. Physically I feel really good. I’m throwing the ball pretty well right now. It’s just a matter of getting in there, figuring out where it’s supposed to go and getting in the right situations.”

Coach Dennis Allen’s assessment on Wilson’s struggles: “I think he has the physical tools, but I think he’s behind from the mental part of the game. That’s where he has to continue to work to improve.”

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

    If less Wilson means more time for McGloin instead of giving it to Pryor, then that points to a plan to trade TP and keep the three natural pocket passers.

  • J Hill

    OAKLAND RAIDERS ‏@RAIDERS 47m

    Just 35 days until @ChimChek and the Raiders face the @Colts in the regular season opener in Indianapolis

    ——————————————————————————

    Guess Chekwa has a spot locked up.

  • Breaking_Black

    See, Cork blessed Palmer and Wilson. Look how that turned out. Doubted Pryor all the way through and he’s gotten better.

    Be wary when Cork speaks good on a player..KISS. OF. DEATH.

  • Dakota

    Manzeil out at Texas a&m. Took money for autographs.

  • Chris in NY

    I can’t say I’ve watched Wilson closely over the years at Arkansas, but I was not at all excited from the snippets and highlights I’ve watched of him. Just didn’t pass the eyeball test for me.

    I am OK with the first three guys Reggie drafted this year (Hayden, Watson and Moore) and I think Rivera could be a steal and a factor in the passing game right off the bat.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Dakota Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 2:50 pm
    Manzeil out at Texas a&m. Took money for autographs.

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Really?
    Stupid, spoiled rich kid. What NFL team is dumb enough to take a flyer on this fool? SMH

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Raiders Beat ‏@RaidersBeat 13m RT @AsherMathews: Of the 90 players on #Raiders roster, a full 20 missed practice today. That’s just shy of 30% of the team, out for injury.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    J Hill Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 2:48 pm
    OAKLAND RAIDERS ‏@RAIDERS 47m

    Just 35 days until @ChimChek and the Raiders face the @Colts in the regular season opener in Indianapolis

    ——————————————————————————

    Guess Chekwa has a spot locked up.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Are you reading this Chico?

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    John Middlekauff ‏@JohnMiddlekauff 25m When I say #Raider qb Tyler Wilson in the doghouse I don’t mean he’s done anything wrong… Just hasn’t played well..So they take away reps

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    John Middlekauff ‏@JohnMiddlekauff 1h When I watch Flynn play I don’t see a guy who’s anything more than a game manager, weak arm, avg athlete, nothing dynamic to his game

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    John Middlekauff ‏@JohnMiddlekauff 1h Answering @SeniorBowlPhil question about the qbs, I just think Terrell Pryor brings more to the table, makes DC’s think with..

  • Chris in NY

    I’m seeing that the Manziel thing is just under investigation at this point. Seems 50-50 at best that it sticks. That would be crazy and obviously disappointing for college football fans.

  • Breaking_Black

    ROACH JERSEY ON DECK.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    John Middlekauff ‏@JohnMiddlekauff 1h I’d go 1- TP 2- Flynn 3- Mcgloin @SeniorBowlPhil: @JohnMiddlekauff What are ur thoughts on QB’s Matt Flynn, Terrelle Pryor and Tyler Wilson?

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    John Middlekauff ‏@JohnMiddlekauff 4h I wasn’t making it up. Tyler is in the doghouse “@VicTafur: McGloin incomplete pass ends drill. No snaps for Tyler Wilson”

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    John Middlekauff ‏@JohnMiddlekauff 22h In my 3 #Raider practices former #SEC standout QB Tyler Wilson looks more like a guy who’s fighting for a roster spot than a future NFL qb

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Jim Trotter ‏@SI_JimTrotter 5h Outsiders haven’t been overly impressed with Matt Flynn, but the team is committed to starting him. Thought Pryor was sharp on Sat. #Raiders

  • J Hill

    Very excited about our young CB prospects Hayden, Chekwa, and Jones.

    Hopefully the vets Jenkins and Porter play UP to their potential.