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Speculation has Pryor as Raiders QB

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 2:13 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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.

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  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Who knows.. money talks though.. I think the urlacher train has sailed now.. i know not 1 vet wants to do training camp though…so we’ll see

  • Jesus

    Urlacher is done. Would have more luck luring Favre out of retirement.

  • oklahomaRaider18

    When are they going to announce the cuts??

  • Jesus

    Tomorrow

  • Priesttj12

    It’s not coming from Mark alone it’s also coming from Reggie. Flynn unexpectedly GOT WORSE as the preseason wore on. Pryor got better and if I’m going to biuld a team around one of them it’s going to be Pryor with all the upside……….period

    I think really as an organization they have just realized how hard the kid works and how much potential he has to be great. Flynn thought there was no way they would sit him and didn’t put in the work. He should’ve been a LOCK it’s his own fault.

  • oklahomaRaider18

    We need to pick up a guard like Ramon Harewood, Jason Spitz…..why not sign J’Marcus Webb n cut Willie Smith??

  • Priesttj12

    Jesus Says:
    August 30th, 2013 at 4:46 pm
    I don’t really believe that Mark is mandating that Allen plays Pryor. But like the majority of us, and the talking heads, Mark realizes that Pryor is the best option currently on the roster.
    ***************************************
    It’s really just that simple……..period

  • Jesus

    Spot on Priest. The Lord is pleased with your analysis.

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

    “I was just saying that you are holding this very intelligent, very muscular (and well endowed) man to an unrealistically high standard. He is trying so hard to make you like him and yet you just keep asking for more.”

    LMFAO good one Dawg!! What was even funnier was the little troll somehow interpreted this to mean you are looking out for him…..LOL it doesn’t get any better than this place for dim witted trolls seeking affirmation from people they don’t know!

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

    “Jesus”

    I just got back from Home Depot where I bought some 9″ nails. I am ready to nail your hippy j3wish ass back to the cross so hurry up now stop blogging its crucifixion time!

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

    Jesus: So is it true that you and Mary Magdalene did a little bit “demon-casting” of your own?

  • Jesus

    Mary was a virtuous woman. (Although I did lay with her many, many times) ;-)

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

    Jesus: It’s been 2,000+ years. Can you play the piano again?

  • eastoaklandraider

    Priesttj12 Says:
    August 30th, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    It’s not coming from Mark alone it’s also coming from Reggie. Flynn unexpectedly GOT WORSE as the preseason wore on. Pryor got better and if I’m going to biuld a team around one of them it’s going to be Pryor with all the upside……….period
    —————-

    LOL, a couple weeks ago you were panicking saying they might as well trade Pryor. I told you to chill and let the process play itself out, now listen to you. Pure comedy.

  • Jesus

    The piano is a young man’s instrument, and we all know you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

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

    Jesus,

    I heard you were a rebel a hippy a guy who doesn’t want to pay taxes a guy who snubbed his nose at the government. A guy who feed thousand with free bread and fish wore sandals just like a Jerry Garcia following hippy…………………………………………………………So why is it the conservative Republicans love you so much?

    Please answer carefully I am the one with the 9″ nails.

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

    Jesus: Thanks for answering my questions! Don’t you get a little irritated at seeing people wearing crosses? If Ethel and Julius Rosenberg came back, they probably wouldn’t enjoy people wearing little electric chairs around their necks.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    C,mon you guys! Go look at this crap.

    https://twitter.com/DConnollyNFL

    Dudes a clown. Looking for twit hits. Actually,don’t go look.

  • the famous dr robert

    I’m I’m DA and the owner or GM tell me who to start, I resign.

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

    the famous dr robert Says:
    August 30th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    I’m I’m DA and the owner or GM tell me who to start, I resign.

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

    It would be the sign of a seriously dysfunctional organization. OTOH, it’s job security. If you’re ordered to start Pryor and the offense lays an egg, you can hardly be blamed.

  • Priesttj12

    eastoaklandraider Says:
    August 30th, 2013 at 5:03 pm
    Priesttj12 Says:
    August 30th, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    It’s not coming from Mark alone it’s also coming from Reggie. Flynn unexpectedly GOT WORSE as the preseason wore on. Pryor got better and if I’m going to biuld a team around one of them it’s going to be Pryor with all the upside……….period
    —————-

    LOL, a couple weeks ago you were panicking saying they might as well trade Pryor. I told you to chill and let the process play itself out, now listen to you. Pure comedy.
    ******************************************
    That is fair, I admit it 100 because I saw a QB in Flynn whom I knew was a not worth my time watching him checkdown 1k times a game score 10 pts. and get beat by 20. I wanted to see what TP had and sitting him for that waste was crazy IMHO. I just did NOT trust DA to ever make that decision ON HIS OWN……….period

  • Jesus

    366.Silverandblack666 Says:
    August 30th, 2013 at 5:05 pm
    Jesus,

    I heard you were a rebel a hippy a guy who doesn’t want to pay taxes a guy who snubbed his nose at the government. A guy who feed thousand with free bread and fish wore sandals just like a Jerry Garcia following hippy…………………………………………………………So why is it the conservative Republicans love you so much?

    Please answer carefully I am the one with the 9″ nails.

    ===================================================
    There is a common concern that I share with the “republicans” and that is the authority of government. While many have lost their way, the point of being conservative is to keep the government small. This is a sentiment that I can whole heartedly agree with. The problem with large governments is that power is like a drug, the more you have the more you want. Ron Paul is a good example of a “republican”(one of the few remaining)

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    Please answer carefully I am the one with the 9″ nails.
    ======================================================

    No such thing. Those are spikes.

  • Priesttj12

    Flynn’s last two starts vs NO and the Bears yielded ONE TOTAL scoring drive in 10 drives. Pryor OTOH was 6-10 who is confused about who should start reading that stat?

  • Jesus

    367.Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    August 30th, 2013 at 5:05 pm
    Jesus: Thanks for answering my questions! Don’t you get a little irritated at seeing people wearing crosses? If Ethel and Julius Rosenberg came back, they probably wouldn’t enjoy people wearing little electric chairs around their necks.

    ================================================
    I try not to worry about the symbols created by man to express a feeling or inspiration. Also I am not one to judge how a man wants to express their beliefs. Just between you and me (and the others present) I wish they would choose a less barbaric symbol.

  • Raider E

    raideralex99 Says:
    August 30th, 2013 at 4:36 pm
    Raider E Says:
    August 30th, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    Palmer looked like sh*t vs. SD last week.
    =====================================
    Did you watch the game?
    Lets see … he threw a TD on his last drive and had a easy TD dropped by his TE on the second drive and no Ints yup he looked like sh*t but Pryor looked great … Right.

    Palmer had no INTs in pre- season …. hmmmmmm I guess it helps when your WRs riun the right routes and can catch the ball.

    —————————————–

    Only watched the 1st quarter and a half, and got bored. He looked like crap up to that point.

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

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    August 30th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    Please answer carefully I am the one with the 9″ nails.
    ======================================================

    No such thing. Those are spikes.

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

    Trent Reznor might disagree with you…

  • Priesttj12

    Even last night throwing to a disinterested DMo he had 2 scoring drives out of I think 4. That is over 50% of the times his drives had led to scores. He just needs to translate those into TD’s going forward…………period

  • stablersbeard

    period…

  • stablersbeard

    Ending with “Period” kinda makes it seem like I have an intelligent opinion.

    If you’re in 6th grade.

    I love this crap….

  • alex7

    Priestt

    can you rationally tell us why Pryor, with 1 career start, deserves the opportunity to grow and develop…

    while Flynn, with 2 career starts, and more success in those starts, doesn’t deserve that same opportunity?

    Curious.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    [McClane and Zeus escape the black gang in a taxi cab]
    John McClane: How deep is it cut?
    Zeus Carver: How the hell would I know?
    John McClane: Just keep pressure on it. Jésus, right? John McClane. Thanks for covering my ass back there. I owe you one.
    Zeus Carver: Damn right, you owe me one! Do you know what those guys are doing to my shop right now?
    John McClane: Chill out, Jésus.
    Zeus Carver: Chill out? Talk like a white man!
    John McClane: Look, Jésus …
    Zeus Carver: Why’re you calling me “Jésus”? Do I look Puerto Rican to you?
    John McClane: The guy back there called you Jésus.
    Zeus Carver: No, he said “Hey, Zeus!” My name is Zeus.
    John McClane: Zeus?
    Zeus Carver: Yes, Zeus! As in Father of Apollo? Mount Olympus? Don’t-fvck-with-me-or-I’ll-shove-a-lightning-bolt-up-your-ass Zeus! You got a problem with that?
    John McClane: No, I don’t have a problem.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    Trent Reznor might disagree with you…
    ======================================================
    He’s a lousy carpenter.

  • Jesus

    381.alex7 Says:
    August 30th, 2013 at 5:21 pm
    Priestt

    can you rationally tell us why Pryor, with 1 career start, deserves the opportunity to grow and develop…

    while Flynn, with 2 career starts, and more success in those starts, doesn’t deserve that same opportunity?

    Curious.
    ================================================
    Because Flynn isn’t putting up any points. Points are the only stat the Lord concerns himself with.

  • Jesus

    Not that you were talking to me

  • RaidO

    Wonder if this guy is legit? Looking at his history of tweets he seems like a “Raider” guy.

    Darren Connolly IV ‏@DConnollyNFL 18h
    Source: Owner Mark Davis believes Pryor gives #Raiders best chance to win due to shaky o-line play and playmaking ability

    Darren Connolly IV ‏@DConnollyNFL 18h
    Source: Door not closed on Flynn, who has been told that situation can change on “week to week” basis for what gives team best chance to win

    Darren Connolly IV ‏@DConnollyNFL 18h
    Pryor has won #Raiders QB battle and will start week 1 vs #Colts both QBs have been informed of choice #NFL

    Darren Connolly IV ‏@DConnollyNFL 20h
    Plain and simple- source is saying that if Pryor is starting Week 1 it is coming directly from owner Mark Davis #Raiders #NFL

    Darren Connolly IV ‏@DConnollyNFL 20h
    For what it’s worth, same source had Charles Woodson to #Raiders earlier in year and is 100% on both items I’m reporting tonight #NFL

    Darren Connolly IV ‏@DConnollyNFL 20h
    Source: #Raiders owner Mark Davis “strongly” prefers Terrelle Pryor as week 1 starting QB while HC Dennis Allen wants Matt Flynn #NFL

  • stablersbeard

    I’m completely on board with Pryor starting, at this point.
    I don’t, however, think he’s an answer or will take the team anywhere. I think he’ll start because Flynn was a mistake and there isn’t anyone else.
    He may get better, and I hope he does.
    If not, he’ll be off the roster by this time next year. Who will take his place? There’s absolutely no way to tell….

  • alex7

    How many points did Pryor put up against the Seahawks, the only kinda 1st stringers that he saw?

    6?

    Flynn is the ONLY QB we have that’s at least put up a TD against #1s. Sad, but true.

    He also, you know, completes more than half his passes.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Aw fk it! Whoever is gonna start is gonna start…we got a week until season starts…get drunk and high…even score with a bz….get ready to place your bets on the college season

    Pryor wont do squat and neither will Flynn….this thing is a mess with DA and Reggie leading this ship

    2014 Reggie gets more money and will still fk up….oh well

    Gettin ready for big A’s series vs Rays…..hopefully Twins can get one in Arlington and we gain a game!

    Anyhow guys dont argue so much over this BS season….take substances and find a bz with long long hair who will pop it and bust it open for ya…peeeeaaaaaace

    Just Win

    CODE BLACK 2013

  • alex7

    Teddy Bridgewater will replace Pryor on the 2014 roster.

    Franchise QB. Finally.

  • stablersbeard

    “What did Jesus say to the other carpenters?”

    “You guys wait here and act stupid. I’ll be back…”

    Jobsite humor…..

  • Jesus

    Flynn’s ONLY touchdown happened when the D backed off.

  • Priesttj12

    alex7 Says:
    August 30th, 2013 at 5:21 pm
    Priestt

    can you rationally tell us why Pryor, with 1 career start, deserves the opportunity to grow and develop…

    while Flynn, with 2 career starts, and more success in those starts, doesn’t deserve that same opportunity?

    Curious.
    *******************************************
    Truth be told if I told ya’ you still wouldn’t know. Not trying to be funny just factual….

  • Jesus

    If I had the choice between Clowney and a QB I think I would be inclined to take Clowney.

  • stablersbeard

    The fact is, If your only choices are Flynn or Pryor, someone screwed up along the way.
    When you’ve limited yourself to two bad choices in anything, you’ve already lost.

  • Jesus

    I don’t make light of carpentry. All business.

  • Jesus

    What were the better options?

  • Orthodoxdj

    My two cents: Pryor should start over Flynn. Pryor will show flashes of a playmaker, but will make costly mistakes and many bad throws. We’ll win 4-6 games.

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

    “Pryor wont do squat and neither will Flynn….this thing is a mess with DA and Reggie leading this ship

    2014 Reggie gets more money and will still fk up….oh well”

    Preach on “B” I am in agreement with you!

  • stablersbeard

    “Truth be told if I told ya’ you still wouldn’t know. Not trying to be funny just factual….”
    ++++++++++

    He deserves everything due to centuries of oppression. The same way generations of welfare cheats deserve to have us support them.
    They’ve earned it by their genes.

    They’re entitled.

    If you don’t see that, you’re an idiot.