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Allen, Pryor mum on who’s starting QB

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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  • 24

    Go Raiders!

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    So the Jamista Clown Meltdown last night is all the more sweet!

  • 24

    Terrelle Pryor – “The most unique thing ist hat I want to try to excel and get as high and as great to see where I can get to my potential”

    Yeah son…get high!

  • jumpnjiminy

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  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    According to sources close to the org who know, Allen actually DID name Pryor the starter on Monday. But after watching Pryor flutter passes and not hit anyone, he reportedly said to himself, “I better sober up quick”.

  • jumpnjiminy

    Doh!

  • jumpnjiminy

    See? Pryor’s trying!

  • Reggie Fangaz

    Just Win, Baby!

  • PlunkforHOF

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  • http://InsidetheOaklandRaiders Goldie7

    Thanks for thee update Cork! Good looking out!

  • ChowderHead

    Tales from the countryside:

    A turd pokes his head out of the water, and to his surprise, finds a few turds floating atop the water. Knowing he refused to go down into the sewer, he intuitively knew the few other floating turds must have done the same thing. Well he thought, they must be tough little turds like me. Think I’ll ask them what keeps them afloat, maybe get a rise out of one of them. So he asks one of the floating turds what keeps you afloat? They all responded that they were full of hot air and that was trick. The trick was being full of hot air. Well the poor turd felt dejected after realizing he wasn’t tough after all. Just full of hot air. Eventually he just sank into the sewer, despaired and delusional. Such is the life of a poor little turd.

    circa 1940, Germany

  • the famous dr robert

    pryor sucks.

    u asked for it and u will choke on it.

  • jumpnjiminy

    9.5 point spread. Anyone know a reliable bookie?

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    The reality of the situation tho, is that by not disclosing the starter Manusky is going to have to prepare for Pryor. So, advantage, Raiders and Flynn when Flynn trots out there. And interestingly enough you can bet that Allen is NOT going to subject Flynn to the torrents of booos that would rain down on him the next week in the Coliseum, but instead put Pryor out there, while Babich and Bradley prepare for Flynn. The 3rd week, there is no way to guess who to prepare for so once again, advantage Raiders.

  • Reggie Fangaz

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  • the famous dr robert

    we are about to be treated to one of three things.

    1) DA is a master in the path of Belichik. Flynn will start and lead us to victory.
    2) DA doesn’t know what to do and we are seeing preseason game #5.
    3) DA is an idiot and we will be treated to one of the worst QB performances in NFL history.

  • The_Judge37

    Chuck Pangano is preparing for both QB’s. He’s got his defense practicing for the Pistol in case it’s Pryor, and he’s also got his guy’s practicing a High 5 in case it’s Flynn.

  • oklahomaRaider18

    Y not sign Winston Justice or Jeff Otah..??

  • The_Judge37

    the famous dr robert Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 3:06 pm
    we are about to be treated to one of three things.

    1) DA is a master in the path of Belichik. Flynn will start and lead us to victory.
    2) DA doesn’t know what to do and we are seeing preseason game #5.
    3) DA is an idiot and we will be treated to one of the worst QB performances in NFL history.
    ———

    #2 is the most likely senario.

  • TBRaiders

    Raiders 27-21

  • oklahomaRaider18

    Colts 36-10

  • Plunketthead

    ************

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  • The_Judge37

    oklahomaRaider18 Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 3:07 pm
    Y not sign Winston Justice or Jeff Otah..??
    ——

    Did either of them play for the Browns or Packers?

  • oklahomaRaider18

    Ummmm no lol…

  • oklahomaRaider18

    Winston Justice was a colt, and Otah was a Panther.

  • The_Judge37

    25.oklahomaRaider18 Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 3:09 pm
    Winston Justice was a colt, and Otah was a Panther.
    —-

    Then no dice!

  • Plunketthead

    Plunk I told doc he needed to pick one and stick with it however it may be best if we let him ride the yellow bus with pride

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    jumpnjiminy Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 3:04 pm
    9.5 point spread. Anyone know a reliable bookie?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Any major UK bookie online like Corals or Ladbrookes.

    All doing very well,multiple shops in every city, regulated by the government, and they don’t need to screw you because they’re going to get most peoples money anyway.

    Just check your credit card first and make sure that they don’t charge you a percentage for currency change.
    Some cards do, and some cards don’t,

  • Relentless

    the famous dr robert Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 3:04 pm
    pryor sucks.

    u asked for it and u will choke on it.
    —–
    Still better than Flynn. That’d be like choking on a fat one. no thnx.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Done and done

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    Pryor starts and plays the first 3 quarters in order to score some Touchdowns.

    Flynn comes in during the 4th quarter to manage the game and minimize errors.

    Just a wild idea.

  • Raidersfan727

    as much as i hate to say it…

    Colts 34
    Raiders 9

  • 24

    H3ll…Maybe Flynn will kick in place of Janikowski too…maybe he found his George Blanda within…

  • GhostTooThePost

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    OFFICIAL WEEK 1 PREDICTION THREAD
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  • 24

    It’s fun to imagine stupid sh!t.

  • GhostTooThePost

    There is much wisdom in the above list, and I think it should be given a sticky, so to speak.

  • Breaking_Black

    We should just rotate the QB’s like a pitching staff for every game. Or like its a chore.
    It’d basically be a new wave of coaching style.

  • GhostTooThePost

    24 Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    It’s fun to imagine stupid sh!t.
    ============
    Got me through many boring predicaments.

  • 24

    I think the running backs should split carries evenly as well.

    McFadden 10
    Jennings 10
    Reece 10

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    24 Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 3:12 pm
    Pryor starts and plays the first 3 quarters in order to score some Touchdowns.
    ====================================

    Thanks to Pryor’s savvy, running ability and his unstoppable jump pass, he is removed after 3 quarters with the score Colts 41 Raiders 3.

  • GhostTooThePost

    Plunketthead Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Plunk I told doc he needed to pick one and stick with it however it may be best if we let him ride the yellow bus with pride
    =========
    I can just hear him now.

    “My name is Forrest. Forrest Gump.”

  • PlunkforHOF

    OFFICIAL WEEK 1 PREDICTION THREAD
    BIG YELLOW BUS

    24 Colts 34-13
    666 Colts 45-13
    860Todd Raiders 21-18
    Aig Raiders 24-21
    Al_is Colts 45-25
    Banana Raiders 24-23
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  • Plunketthead

    I suggest we change the thread title to

    BIG YELLOW BUS PREDICTION THREAD

    No need for week one

  • M.Shorter

    27-24 Raiders.

  • jumpnjiminy

    Really throw Colts a curve…Start McGloin!

  • The Big Banana

    The_Judge37 Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 3:06 pm
    Chuck Pangano is preparing for both QB’s. He’s got his defense practicing for the Pistol in case it’s Pryor, and he’s also got his guy’s practicing a High 5 in case it’s Flynn.

    —–

    Lol!

  • http://wix.com/ggeden/ggeden GG

    Menelik watson suffered a knee injury in training. Pashos probable starter at LT

  • GhostTooThePost

    This morning 95.7 hosts said: “When we come back, question is ‘how short a leash will Pryor be on this year’.

    Other host interrupted him and said “no, remember we decided not to go there.”

    First host replied “oh, darn. that’s right. that’s the one I wanted to take calls on.”

    Odd exchange. Not sure why they choose to not go there.

    I’ve said numerous times that Pryor’s leash will be a lot shorter with him starting, instead of re-leaving.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Plunketthead Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    ************

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    ______________________

    That cracked me up
    ===================================================

    Then they sprung a new post on me, so I was going to let it rest.
    Too late now.

  • M.Shorter

    Facking nervous about our Oline even more than ever . Watson needs to play.