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Allen, Pryor mum on who’s starting QB

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 at 2:54 pm in Oakland Raiders.

ALAMEDA — Coach Dennis Allen stuck to his guns Wednesday about not naming a starting quarterback. He maintains that it gives the Raiders a competitive advantage.
It’s assumed that Terrelle Pryor will be the starter, and not Matt Flynn. Pryor took reps with the first-team offense at the start of practice Monday, and he started the exhibition finale.
Yet, when asked Wednesday, Pryor said he and his teammates had been briefed by Allen on the topic and instructed to avoid divulging the starter.
“I’m just going day to day and just training, training my mind,” Pryor said. “I’m preparing like I always do, like I will be the starter. I believe coach, he told us all and the team, that he’s addressed you guys about that situation. He doesn’t want me talking about it. Let coach answer that.”
OK, then, here’s coach Allen:
“I’m going to stick with not naming one,” Allen said.
When asked if he truly believes that gives the Raiders an advantage, Allen added: “If I didn’t think there was, I wouldn’t do it.”
Regardless who plays quarterback, be it against the Colts or any other team, Allen said, the offense doesn’t change that much. There are certain plays in the game plan designed to take advantage of Pryor’s rare skill set.
Allen said Pryor made nice progress throughout the offseason and training camp, though Pryor still has plenty of work to do.
“There were times where he really gave us a spark, where he really did some good things, where he can create,” Allen said. “There’s still a growing process that he has to go through. We’ve had to take some lumps, I guess, would be the term. Overall, I’ve been pleased with the progression of Terrelle Pryor.”
Pryor said he’s always trying to improve his game.
“The most unique thing is that I want to try to excel and get as high and as great to see where I can get to my potential,” Pryor said. “That’s something that drives me just to see how far I can go, how well I can do and stuff like that. Every day I try to get better.”

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

    Every time I come in here this stupid hillbilly troll is in here arguing with seymour.

    Seymour didn’t you spank that dim wit and send him home crying today?

    “Italians Invented Electricity” LOL!!

  • The_Judge37

    the famous dr robert Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    so, if DA runs pryor out there sunday (key word runs), it looks pretty stupid about these secrets.
    —-

    That’s DA’s specialty.

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

    Yahoo article about Pryor starting:

    “He has an uphill battle. He still hasn’t developed much as a passer. His 59.5 passer rating in the preseason is scary. The Raiders don’t have an offensive line that can protect him (that’s one reason Matt Flynn failed this preseason) and they don’t have any dynamic pass catchers. Most of his success will come from his running ability. He’ll need to get better as a passer or he won’t make it. Ask Tim Tebow about that.”

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    So you got tired of giving MR reach-arounds and decided to repeat this same lame BS? Good for you little tr0ll-tard!

    Every time I come in here you are here posting nothing worth reading. When I leave and comeback you are still here repeating the same manure. Do you ever leave?

    When do you decide to switch up your alias’s?
    ________

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Every time I come in here this stupid hillbilly troll is in here arguing with seymour.

    Seymour didn’t you spank that dim wit and send him home crying today?

    “Italians Invented Electricity” LOL!!

  • lefty12

    Kirk Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 4:04 pm
    I can’t believe anyone is picking the Raiders.

    Our defense has not stopped anyone.
    =============================

    Kirk,its for fun.No money is involved.Why not pick the team you root for to win?

  • itzSteve

    Hey…the dual QB thing worked for Don Shula. He started David Woodley and then came back with Don Strock when he needed a change of pace. He rode that combo all the way to the AFC championship game.

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

    Pryor will have the same problems Palmer did except he will get the forgiveness Palmer never got.

    Pryor can’t make our WR’s any better.

    Pryor cant play defense.

    Pryor can’t play special teams.

    So when he has a 9.9 QB rating and we score a measly 6 points it WONT be his fault. His fan base will forgive him and be patient with him through his growing pains.

    While the die hard fans only care about wins and losses the myopic Pryor fans only care that he plays the outcome is irrelevant to them.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    JAMISTA CLOWN!!!! The Fukushima Meltdown Award Winner!!! Jamista you never ever ever get tired of embarrassing yourself do you? In fact, you’ve probably stepped in dog sh** and tracked it into the house, errrrr, under the bridge with the other derelicts, didn’t you?

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    SeyGlen, you came into this blog last night after I rammed your own post down your throat for 2 hours and declared yourself the winner and then called us all “fellas” and then proceeded to apologize for being away.

    lmfao

    The most pitiful thing I’ve ever seen here since KK blogged on his alleged anniversary.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    MistaBrown Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 4:12 pm
    Your obviously a Colts fan. Why don’t you go to the Colts blog and get everything wrong over there for a change.

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

    Nah, Jamista Clown, I am pure Raider through and through. That’s why I support the team and the players. Kind of the way you are with the Cleveland Browns right?

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    SeyGlen how long have you been a closet Colt fan? Do you have an A Luck lifesize poster over your bunk bed?

    #stay glossin tr0ll-tard

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

    “Italians Invented Electricity”

    Never gets old I laugh every time!

  • jumpnjiminy

    I remember when Woodley was first starting to play for Miami. And I was watching him on MNF and one of the commentators said he “throws a nice, tight spiral”.

    I think Bert Jones was one of the best at getting a good spiral on his passes almost every time. Used to laugh at I think it was Sonny Jurgenson…(or maybe Billy Kilmer?)..anyway, he couldn’t throw a spiral to save his life!

    How are our 3 qbs in that area? Best spiral=starter…there, that was easy!

  • PlunkforHOF

    Windmilling purses at the speed of light! lol.

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

    “JAMISTA CLOWN!!!! The Fukushima Meltdown Award Winner!!! Jamista you never ever ever get tired of embarrassing yourself do you?”

    Did “it” melt down again?

    When was this I need some good laughs!

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    SeyGlen, it’s well documented you are the blogs biggest fraud and blooper machine.

    Tell us how it feels….

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Wrong Again as usual Clown!

    But let’s summarize last nights action:

    You completely miss the point of why I said Pryor should start.
    (Not surprising)

    Decided to repost post after post of mine for an idiotic reason. (not surprising)

    Declare victory since Pryor was named starter.
    (Wrong as usual)

    Shat all over self.
    (Daily ritual).

    Wins Fukushima Award for Complete and Total Blog Meltdown!!!
    (It takes some meltdown to get that award!!! But good for you girl!)

    Another embarrassing unmitigated disaster brought to you by Jamista Clown, the Blog Turd. Now, if only Oakglenn would come here and hand the award to the Clown, this would really be a special moment!

  • spiff

    raider8, 55-9 that hurts brother.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    SeyGlen is the only tr0ll silly enough to take a 2 hour beating with his own posts and then go on a 3 hour break,comeback and call himself the winner, and then apologize for being gone.

    lmfao

    COO COO
    COO COO

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 4:36 pm
    “JAMISTA CLOWN!!!! The Fukushima Meltdown Award Winner!!! Jamista you never ever ever get tired of embarrassing yourself do you?”

    Did “it” melt down again?

    When was this I need some good laughs!
    ===========================================

    Are you kidding?? You missed this? The Clown proceeded to post dozens of posts of mine last night since Pryor was “named starter”. Unfortunately, as I tried to inform this complete utter POS, no one has named anything. At which point he just kept reposting post after post of mine, which frankly, I was fine with. Another real time blog beatdown of the Clown.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Seriously, Jamista, we need a speech. Here, I will write part of it for you:

    Thank you for the Fukushima Meltdown Award. Well, lst, I would like to thank Jesus, Mitt Romney, uh, the guys under the bridge, the hipsters at the bike shop that fix my shopping cart wheels…….

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    DA’s resignation and su!c!de might be the only thing that gives me hope for the season.

    Final Score: Raiders 27 Colts 13.

    McGloin is carried off the field to a stadium chanting “Rudy, Rudy, Rudy!”

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

    WOW Seymour you really get under his skin!

    He is a sensitive little troll isn’t he?

    You win the Oakglenn award!!

    To win this award you have to cause a complete and total emotional meltdown of the blogger you are debating with.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    SeyGlen I knew you were a fraud going back to your OakGlen days. Five years later nothing has changed, lol

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

    “Are you kidding?? You missed this? The Clown proceeded to post dozens of posts of mine last night since Pryor was “named starter”.”

    Late last night or early evening?

  • spiff

    pryor fans want to see him succeed. want to see if he has a future. wins are relevant. gotta know, to see what we do next year. gottta go thru the process to get to the promise.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Just click any thread from a week ago and there’s SeymourBush with his foot planted firmly in his mouth. Like shooting fish in a barrell, lol
    _______

    Seymour Bush Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Teams are wheeling and dealing. Since Teblow has been cut, the Raiders are on the phone with his agent, and with Pryor’s agent. First to see if Teblow would come here, and secondly to see if Pryor will move to receiver.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Seymour666…………really?

    LMFAO!!!!
    _______

    Seymour Bush Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Wilson could easily be the best QB on the roster right now.

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

    I hope Watson and his tweaked knee will be able to start Sunday. If not, the game is REALLY going to get out of control!

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    The hits just never stop coming!
    ______

    Seymour Bush Says:
    August 31st, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    We just signed a new WR. His name is Pryor.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 4:42 pm
    WOW Seymour you really get under his skin!

    He is a sensitive little troll isn’t he?

    You win the Oakglenn award!!

    To win this award you have to cause a complete and total emotional meltdown of the blogger you are debating with.
    ============================================

    I have to say, if only Oakglenn were here to present the trophy to the blog turd, that would be perfect. Of course Oaklglenn would slip a little bona fide Fukushima radioactive water in the cup Jamista would drink out of, but hey, it is an award show.

  • spiff

    question who are the play makers on the colt’s defense ?

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 4:43 pm
    “Are you kidding?? You missed this? The Clown proceeded to post dozens of posts of mine last night since Pryor was “named starter”.”

    Late last night or early evening?
    =========================================

    I went to the A’s game, so it was before I left, must have been early evening, around five or so.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Seymour666, your football IQ is officially -27. It’s well documented!

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

    Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group reports that coach Dennis Allen said that rookie Menelik Watson tweaked his knee at Wednesday’s practice. Watson, a second-round pick in April, was installed at left tackle after never playing there in college in the wake of Jared Veldheer’s injury and Alex Barron’s inability to improve on his poor past performances. It’s the second injury Watson has dealt with since the start of camp as he also battled a calf injury that flared up after Watson started camp on the non-football injury list.
    ——————————–
    Am I the only one who is concerned with this???

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Spiff Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 4:47 pm
    question who are the play makers on the colt’s defense ?
    =============================================

    They have really revamped their defense but their secondary appears pretty good on paper. Vontae Davis is a former lst rounder who has been hot and cold, but their safeties Antoine Bethea and LaRon Landry bring it.

  • taiwan

    Pryor in to move the chain. He’s more dynamic.

    Flynn in when in red zone. He’s more conservative and makes quicker read. Just need Flynn for that final 20 yards.

    Not sure if that’ll disrupt the rhythm though.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Quality digs on the board.

    If the one-armed bandit (Flynn) get’s passed over for the kid with a 9.9 QB rating…I think we can all infer what DA thinks of Flynn.

  • lefty12

    Lowdown_in_Beijing Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 4:52 pm
    Quality digs on the board.

    If the one-armed bandit (Flynn) get’s passed over for the kid with a 9.9 QB rating…I think we can all infer what DA thinks of Flynn.
    ===============================
    Don’t think so all.If our line was intact and healthy things might be different.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Lefty, you may be right.

  • spiff

    not impressed with the colts on d, nor the donkey’s. after 3 games it’s possible. I got that hope man.

  • spiff

    my bad after 3 games 2-1 is possible.

  • MEX_GHOST

    Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush) Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 4:50 pm
    Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group reports that coach Dennis Allen said that rookie Menelik Watson tweaked his knee at Wednesday’s practice. Watson, a second-round pick in April, was installed at left tackle after never playing there in college in the wake of Jared Veldheer’s injury and Alex Barron’s inability to improve on his poor past performances. It’s the second injury Watson has dealt with since the start of camp as he also battled a calf injury that flared up after Watson started camp on the non-football injury list.
    ——————————–
    Am I the only one who is concerned with this???
    ————————
    Yes Hairy, you´re the only one concerned…….
    we are totally SCARED!!!

  • raiderlization

    Put a Brace on Watsons knee and teach him to play American Football! Go Raiders!

  • raiderlization

    107 I wont give Palmer forgiveness because he never made a in game correction to anything the WR’s did or ran wrong! Show me tape where the field general sat with the troops telling them what they were doing wrong and trying to correct it and only then will I change my feelings about paycheck Palmer! He criticized our WR’s but never did he help them! now he’s where he feels he shouldn’t have to help WR’s! Too bad ours were young and he has seasoned vets now! It’s all about the Never Been Great Carson Palmer now! LMAO! Go Raiders!

  • raiderlization

    or who ran routes wrong! LOL!

  • nikemike7

    Txraider Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 3:59 pm
    Three crazy words

    Pryor/McGloin platoon

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

    Got any other suggestions ? Didn’t think so.
    I’ll guess Flynn is still hurt’in and there is no other options.