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Pryor changes uniform number to 2

The big surprise as the Raiders began their 19th and final practice of training camp Wednesday was the sight of quarterback Terrelle Pryor wearing No. 2.

Pryor, who wore No. 2 in college, has been wearing No. 6 since joining the Raiders two seasons ago. Following his first training camp practice in August of 2011, Pryor said he requested No. 2 but Hue Jackson gave him No. 6.

“Coach won’t let me wear No. 2. Why? I don’t know,’’ Pryor said. “You tell me. I’m just going off what coach tells me.’’

Presumably, Jackson was sparing Pryor comparisons with JaMarcus Russell, the Raiders monumental draft bust with the No. 1 overall pick in 2007 but lasted only three seasons.

Marquette King was given No. 2 last season and wore it through the preseason before going on injured reserve. King came back this offseason wearing No. 7.

The only Raiders to wear No. 2 in a regular season game were Russell, quarterback Aaron Brooks in 2006 and punter Leo Araguz.

As practice was getting underway, rookie second-round pick Menelik Watson was suited up and with the team. Watson, who injured a calf before training camp began, didn’t take the field for the first time until Aug. 7. That day, he aggravated the calf injury and has been out until Wednesday.

Defensive tackle Pat Sims was on the field for the second consecutive day. Guard Mike Brisiel was not suited for practice and appeared to be sitting out as he recovers from a knee injury.

Chase Thomas, the former Stanford linebacker claimed after being waived by the New Orleans Saints, was on the field wearing No. 44.

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  • inonewordraider

    here we go…. raider talk is officially over

  • the famous dr robert

    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    August 21st, 2013 at 11:40 am
    There are people who read way too much into everything when it’s actually simple.

    They see conspiracies. Racism. Secret agendas. Weird scenarios.

    When it’s just plain.

    Pryor is a poor passer. That’s all. The coaches see it. Most people do.

    Some don’t.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.

  • inonewordraider

    Pryor is a poor passer. That’s all. The coaches see it. Most people do.

    Some don’t.
    _______
    how come on the radio you said Flynn and pryor would both do well?

  • the famous dr robert

    Inone—huh? I said smith and kaepernick would both do well.

  • Raider Riff

    Marc Wilson had a ugly throwing motion. Horrible QB.

    I’m glad TP made the switch. New throwing mechanics, new number.

    I’m ordering my jersey this week.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    24 Says:
    August 21st, 2013 at 11:34 am
    Did Mistic seriously just have a huge post about racism again? For the love of God people!

    Pryor isn’t a good QB but he’s a great athlete! This puts the “toy” label on Pryor because he can do a lot of things well but not one specific thing great!
    ======================

    just stop it

    is matt flynn also a “toy? based on your logic he also fits the description of a guy that isnt a good qb and has limitations.

    besides my take wasnt about flynn. vs pryor at all.

    my take was about coded language and the obstacles that qbs like pryor face in the modern sports world.

    term ‘toy” can easily be replaced with other noted stand by coded language/ lables like ‘athlete” ‘beast” “read option qb” ‘package’ and so on

    maybe if you were in my shoes you could understand why we see it this way.

    If not fine, but dont try and tell us that we are wrong for viewing it the way we do.

    Thanks

  • the famous dr robert

    I was hoping Pryor would change his number.

    To #82.

  • inonewordraider

    the famous dr robert Says:
    August 21st, 2013 at 11:47 am
    I was hoping Pryor would change his number.

    To #82.

    _______
    that was actually pretty good rob

    but f that, pryors gna lead us to the sb this year, same as kaepernick last year!

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Eastoaklandraider Says:
    August 21st, 2013 at 11:38 am
    Mistic it is pre season you want Olson to show the entire package in pre season? Calm down brah, let us see his offense in the regular season before we trash him.
    ====================

    I have not trashed him yet, he is suspected at this point.

    like you said the season will give us more information, until then he keeps his status of unconfirmed

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    ELEVEN!!!!

  • eastoaklandraider

    Als Hiemer Says:
    August 21st, 2013 at 11:46 am
    Does Watson at rt mean that Barnes moves over to Lt? Sorry about the football question!
    ——–

    He has to make it thru practice, then we’ll see from there.

  • the famous dr robert

    Missdick–u ARE wrong though. Pryor IS NOT a good passer and he IS a weapon (maybe).

    U read too much of ur agenda into everything.

    People can’t talk the perfect way u demand.

    This is more nazi “re-education” talk.

    U find things (suspicion) that dont exist.

  • 24

    Perfect example!

    If this coaching staff is racist, then why did they trade Carson Palmer for Matt Flynn?

    #1 – Turnovers
    #2 – Salary

    Palmer had a tendency to take too many risks outside the system. He consistently threw interceptions at the end of the game or in crucial moments. To add to this, his salary was also very high. Now, if he wasn’t making those mistakes and we were winning games, his salary would be justified but he continuously proved that he wasn’t a winner.

    So…the team sent him on his way in order to get a guy who would protect the ball and run their offensive system as intended.

    In other words, if they were truly racists, then why trade Carson Palmer away?

    Your racism point has expired and is now invalid.

  • the famous dr robert

    Inonewordraider Says:
    August 21st, 2013 at 11:49 am
    the famous dr robert Says:
    August 21st, 2013 at 11:47 am
    I was hoping Pryor would change his number.

    To #82.

    _______
    that was actually pretty good rob

    but f that, pryors gna lead us to the sb this year, same as kaepernick last year!
    ******
    Lol. If u say so. I’m convinced now.

  • 24

    East – It’s true though…Steve Young wasn’t a good QB either. Young developed into one. Sure, Pryor should be given a chance to develop but there’s also no guarantee that he will become Young either.

    In the present time, this coaching staff doesn’t want to take the risk.

    Also, Young was surrounded by an amazing cast of football players. He was under one of the greatest coaches ever and learning under a HOF QB. To think that Pryor has the same thing going for him is crazy!

  • The Big Banana

    Alright, Pryor. Bring us some good vibes to associate with #2

  • inonewordraider

    eastoaklandraider Says:
    August 21st, 2013 at 11:50 am
    Als Hiemer Says:
    August 21st, 2013 at 11:46 am
    Does Watson at rt mean that Barnes moves over to Lt? Sorry about the football question!
    ——–

    He has to make it thru practice, then we’ll see from there.

    _______
    highly doubt he’ll start for us in the opener, and per reports barnes has been playing rt and some rg, no lt

    it looks like it’s barron, yikes

    let’s hope Watson learns quick and could back up barron in a pinch

  • the famous dr robert

    It must be exhausting living that way.

    Always suspecting everyone. Always trying to decipher secret codes where they don’t exist.

    Get some fresh air.

    Paranoia will rot ur brain.

  • theghostronin79

    Pryor is a poor passer. That’s all. The coaches see it. Most people do.

    Some don’t.

    =============

    I agree that he’s not a “Good” passer.
    He looks better than he did against SD. That was also a good pass to Butler on 3rd and long. Butler caught it, and got both feet in bounds for a 1st. Vacarro knocked it out upon hitting the ground. That “Throw away” ball….Session had a chance on it and didn’t even try.

    All predictions take time to measure. I don’t even give a damn about saying I was right or wrong. I just didn’t see this “Precision sharp shooter, slicing defenses” against NO. I saw ankle biters, throws off target, low-high-behind, and not seeing wide open Mastrud. A guy that looked flat out rattled and wanting the rock OUT of his hands.

    That was a damn nice toss to DMO for the score though. I applauded him for that.

    You think Pryor looks horrendous: He doesn’t
    I think he looks improved quite a bit.

    You think Flynn looks Fantastic: He doesn’t
    I think he looks So/so

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    August 21st, 2013 at 11:42 am
    66.Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    August 21st, 2013 at 11:31 am
    DutchRaider77 Says:
    August 21st, 2013 at 11:26 am
    @Mistic
    You do realize that the origin of “Wave of the Future” was originally coined to describe the Nazi party?

    Maybe you had this in mind when you started using the phrase…
    ============================

    has nothing to do with me or my post.

    Even if what you say is true it isnt like hitler or the nazis would ever accept the guys that i touted as one of their own, is it?

    So i dont see your point in bringing that up

    __________________________________________________

    Really, everyday you come on this site nit-picking at words that are used by whites and going back to their historical references. Pryor isn’t playing b/c Olsen and DA are racists?

    Pretty sure your wave of the future argument breaks down to that these QBs are genetically superior to their white counter-parts.

    ========================

    you call it ‘knit picking at words”

    i call it paying attention

    i did not say anywhere in that post that “pryor isnt playing because Da and olson are racist”

    I said they are suspects, and my post was about the meaning behind the coded language and what makes it suspicious. I made no mention of playing time, only the offensive strategy employed when pryor is in the game

    lastly your assertion of my reasons for using the term “wave of the future” is off base, and says more about the way you view things than anything else.

    You make assumptions based on your own thought process, so examine your thoughts closely. i find your assertion to be very suspicious indeed.

  • 24

    New Post!

  • eastoaklandraider

    24 Says:
    August 21st, 2013 at 11:52 am
    East – It’s true though…Steve Young wasn’t a good QB either. Young developed into one. Sure, Pryor should be given a chance to develop but there’s also no guarantee that he will become Young either.

    In the present time, this coaching staff doesn’t want to take the risk.

    Also, Young was surrounded by an amazing cast of football players. He was under one of the greatest coaches ever and learning under a HOF QB. To think that Pryor has the same thing going for him is crazy!
    ———-

    Allen is no Bill Walsh, but if Pryor continues to work with House in the offsesson he should be a complete player by next year. But the bottom line is if the oline isnt fixed soon it wont matter who the QB,RB,or defensive players are. Pryor also needs more game reps, the more he plays in live action the better he will get imo.

  • raiderlization

    sounds like someone believes in him! Go Raiders! thank you also for giving me my money back just got to have the name changed on back! lol!

  • Bigmike34

    Do you Pryor people expect the team to start the guy who Can’t pass over the guy who can…

    The guy that can manage the game or the Guy that Can’t

    The guy that has a deep understanding of the QB position from his Training at QB University (green Bay) and his long term affiliation with one of the Great QBs ever….AARON RODGERS…..Or the other guy who has physical abilities but virtually no training or understanding of the Position

    which QB should Start…Flynn or Pryor…If you say pryor what that says about you is that 1) You really don’t understand the Game and the QB position and

    2) YOU ARE A PRYOR GROUPIE …RATHER THAN A RAIDER FAN

  • Bigmike34

    ARE YOU People NUTS…All he needs is more playing time?….Look with open eyes at what Pryor has done when given a chance to play..

    There is a stat that demonstrates how accurate a QB is with his passes….LETS TAKE A LOOK

    Pryor…In his one Regular Season start…13/28 for a 46.7% completion rate
    —————————————
    Flynn his two regular season Starts. game 1..64.8%
    Flynn In his second start…31/44…………70.5%
    —————————————
    Pryor Pre season game one…..47%…
    Pryor pre Season Game Two…..20%…
    ————————————————–
    Flynn Pre Season game one…..68.8%
    Flynn Pre Season game two…..75%