At least two purveyors of opinion have made a strong case for Terrelle Pryor as the Raiders starting quarterback when the regular-season begins Sept. 8.
San Jose Mercury News-Bay Area News Group columnist Tim Kawakami believes Pryor managed a difficult environment well enough and that his mobility provides a better chance for the Raiders to remain in games. His Web column can be found here.
Sports Illustrated writer Jim Trotter echoes some of the same sentiments and believes the Raiders in their current state would best be served by Pryor over Matt Flynn. His story can be found here.
As a side note, the story Trotter filed had lead paragraphs nearly identical to the ones I filed Thursday night on my final write-through for the Web and morning papers.
I think I’ll call Jim after Dennis Allen’s conference call (scheduled for 5:15 p.m.) to get me started.
Some teams have begun to announce their cuts to get to the 53-man roster, which must be done Saturday. The Raiders could do so if they desire once players are informed, or they can wait until Saturday and do it all at once. Either way, the guess is there won’t be a lot of hard information coming from Allen this evening.