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Raiders in lock step on QB situation

By Steve Corkran
Thursday, September 5th, 2013 at 2:49 pm in Oakland Raiders.

ALAMEDA — Coach Dennis Allen continues to play it close to the vest in terms of naming a starting quarterback. However, he is quick to point out that those that need to know have been informed and things are going according to plan.
It’s believed that Terrelle Pryor will be the starter against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, even though Matt Flynn was the presumptive starter through most of training camp.
“The players know exactly what we’re doing,” Allen said. “There’s a clear plan on what we’re doing inside this building. There’s absolutely a clear plan what we’re doing.”
Pryor danced around the subject Wednesday, when asked about the team’s plans. Yet, Pryor took the first snap with the first-team offense Monday and Wednesday.
Offensive coordinator Greg Olson is on board with the plan and not revealing the state secret. He talked in generalities Thursday and made it clear that he wasn’t saying who’s going to be the quarterback.
He seemed excited about the prospect of what Pryor brings to the offense with his ability to improvise and make plays with his feet. He said Pryor also is making strides in the passing game.
“It’s a work in progess, all the time,” Olson said. “He’s getting better, and that’s all you can ask of a player, work your best, try to get a little bit better every day, try to eliminate the steps backward. Try to keep going forward with your game and that’s what we ask of Terrelle Pryor. It’s not something that comes overnight, but certainly he’s someone that continues to work at it.”
In other news, Allen said that tight end David Ausberry would need to practice Friday if he is to have a shot at playing Sunday. Ausberry missed Oakland’s final two exhibition games and the remainder of camp after he suffered a shoulder injury against the Saints.
Left tackle Menelik Watson is another player that likely needs to show that he can hold up in practice before the Raiders trust him in the game Sunday.
“We’ll find out more tomorrow as far as whether or not he’ll be able to go into the game,” Allen said.
Without Watson, the Raiders are down to two offensive tackles on their 53-man roster. Khalif Barnes would move from the right side to the left, with fellow veteran Tony Pashos sliding into the right tackle spot.
For depth, Allen said the Raiders likely would sign a player with experience playing tackle from the practice squad, if Watson can’t play Sunday.

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  • SnBG

    HUNTER IS A DK NOW

  • PlunkforHOF

    Really would like to see the Donks humiliated tonight. I hate them like I hated having cancer.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Dakota Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 3:59 pm
    Byrd is a good young player….but he will be a FA next year so why give up a pick????….just sign him next offseason.
    ==========================================

    Remember, he would have to WANT to come here. When was the last time THAT happened?

  • SnBG

    Whoknows Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 4:04 pm
    Yeah, Allegedly Flynn did throw an eighty yard bomb, not sure when…but here is some bread crumbs.
    2011 Stats-Lng 80 yards…

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/F/FlynMa00.htm
    *********************************
    -2 yard pass 82 YAC
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    Still can’t find it huh. Do I have to do everything for you. Jeese.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    TEDDY ROOSEVELT LIVES!!!!!!!

    THE NFL CHANGING THE RULES TO STOP THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE!!!!

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/23495643/nfl-readoption-qbs-will-be-treated-and-hit-like-runners

  • inonewordraider

    Remember, he would have to WANT to come here. When was the last time THAT happened?

    ________________—-
    come on bush, anyone would want to come here for the right money

  • SnBG

    Byrd isn’t coming here now. We have other problems that need attention.

  • Dakota

    Our best case scenario for 2013:

    #1 the Broncos do not win the SB
    #2 our draft picks show some promise
    #3 Allen and Tarver get fired
    #4 we get the #1 pick
    #5 McFadden regains his abilities

    That is about the best we can hope for realistically.

  • Dakota

    Seymour Bush Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 4:07 pm
    Dakota Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 3:59 pm
    Byrd is a good young player….but he will be a FA next year so why give up a pick????….just sign him next offseason.
    ==========================================

    Remember, he would have to WANT to come here. When was the last time THAT happened?
    ++++++++

    The Raiders will be near the top of all young FA lists with all that cap space…..well, their agent’s lists anyhow lol

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Inonewordraider Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 4:10 pm
    Remember, he would have to WANT to come here. When was the last time THAT happened?

    ________________—-
    come on bush, anyone would want to come here for the right money
    ======================================

    That was the “Al Davis Build a Team Plan”. And we all know how that worked out.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    WOW WHAT A TRIP!!!!

    THE NFL STOOPS TO NEW (OLD) LOWS!!!

    treating a certain group of qbs differently than others and alter the rules to stop the influx of the wave oft he future!!!

    TOO BAD NFL IT WONT WORK!!!!

    so if tom brady runs a a hand off can he be hit with out the ball?

    wow these people know no bounds

  • Dakota

    Worst Case Scenario for 2013:

    We win some meaningless games at the end of the year which allows Reggie to justify keeping Allen and Tarver, and we pick around #7 or #8 in the draft…..and the Donks win the SB.

  • Whoknows

    Still can’t find it huh. Do I have to do everything for you. Jeese.
    ******************************************
    Snbg, Just admit when you said it, you didn’t know wtf you were talking about.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    shreks owns this train wreck…

  • BloodRaider

    I’d rather stab myself in the eye, but Colts 31-13

  • Dakota

    Signing free agents isn’t a bad thing….signing free agents to bad deal like Al did is a bad thing.

    Can’t be afraid to spend the cap space, just do so right….Byrd is a 26 year old FS that has already made more plays than Huff and Branch could ever dream of…..foot injury though

  • The_Judge37

    112.Dakota Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    Worst Case Scenario for 2013:

    We win some meaningless games at the end of the year which allows Reggie to justify keeping Allen and Tarver, and we pick around #7 or #8 in the draft…..and the Donks win the SB.
    —–

    Worst case senario would be the Chefs winning the SB, and we draft another CB at 7 or 8

  • Whoknows

    Pryor 6 places on Flynn for Fantasy Power rankings (whatever that is). In fact only Chad Henne trails Flynn.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/week-1-rankings-170800372–nfl.html

  • Dakota

    No, I have more hate for the Donks than the Chefs…..probably because I live near Colorado.

  • SnBG

    Whoknows Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    Still can’t find it huh. Do I have to do everything for you. Jeese.
    ******************************************
    Snbg, Just admit when you said it, you didn’t know wtf you were talking about.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    Just go look at the games he played. You’ll find it. It’s there. Don’t deny it, don’t pretend he didn’t do.

  • Whoknows

    SnBG Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 4:18 pm
    Whoknows Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    Still can’t find it huh. Do I have to do everything for you. Jeese.
    ******************************************
    Snbg, Just admit when you said it, you didn’t know wtf you were talking about.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    Just go look at the games he played. You’ll find it. It’s there. Don’t deny it, don’t pretend he didn’t do.
    ***********************
    You are a fool.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    yeah like shreks free agents made this team better…

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    WOW WHAT A TRIP!!!!

    THE NFL STOOPS TO NEW (OLD) LOWS!!!

    treating a certain group of qbs differently than others and alter the rules to stop the influx of the wave oft he future!!!
    ============================================

    Hey you got the rock in your hand, you are going to get whacked. You act like you got the rock in your hand, you are going to get whacked. It’s not treating a certain group of qb’s differently, it is called the National Football League.

  • The_Judge37

    119.Dakota Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 4:18 pm
    No, I have more hate for the Donks than the Chefs…..probably because I live near Colorado.
    ———-

    I hate all equally, but it’d be more of a kick in the sack because they had the #1 pick this year.

  • Dakota

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    yeah like shreks free agents made this team better…
    +++++++

    You mean with the money he had to find in the couch cushions because of the mismanagement of Al Davis?

    Reggie has signed one big free agent and it didn’t work out……if he did that another 100 times he might approach Al.

  • J Hill

    No to a damn big $ S in FA that his own team didn’t want.

  • SnBG

    Whoknows Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    SnBG Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 4:18 pm
    Whoknows Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    Still can’t find it huh. Do I have to do everything for you. Jeese.
    ******************************************
    Snbg, Just admit when you said it, you didn’t know wtf you were talking about.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    Just go look at the games he played. You’ll find it. It’s there. Don’t deny it, don’t pretend he didn’t do.
    ***********************
    You are a fool.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    You’re the one that can’t find that throw Flynn threw from the 15 yard line to the opponents 35 for the big score.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Seymour Bush Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 4:20 pm
    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    WOW WHAT A TRIP!!!!

    THE NFL STOOPS TO NEW (OLD) LOWS!!!

    treating a certain group of qbs differently than others and alter the rules to stop the influx of the wave oft he future!!!
    ============================================

    Hey you got the rock in your hand, you are going to get whacked. You act like you got the rock in your hand, you are going to get whacked. It’s not treating a certain group of qb’s differently, it is called the National Football League.
    =================

    why then have we never seen this in the past, qbs have handed of the football forever they dont get hit with out the ball.

    i can see a scenario where certain qbs will draw flags if they are hit and others will not. just as i noticed how the nfl let griffin and vick get hammered on the boundary late and to the head

    blatant double standard persist

    the roosvelt plan in full effect

  • SnBG

    Misdk, you’re a nut job.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    here we go….no picks, no money, yadayadayada…bvllsh!t the guy has failed at all of his free agents and has an nfl team with 4 tes and 2 lts, 3 qbs of which none are ready….fvck that puto!

  • SnBG

    It’s really Al’s fault we suck.

  • shutdown

    The game has been wussified enough already–a qb who is going to run is a running back or a wide receiver with the ball …or a qb with a rep for running is a potential running back on every play…you HAVE to hit ‘em or it’s not NFL football, it’s street ball with only a few to a side and each team has agreed not to tackle anyone on the blacktop.

  • The_Judge37

    130.Al_is_theraiders Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 4:26 pm
    here we go….no picks, no money, yadayadayada…bvllsh!t the guy has failed at all of his free agents and has an nfl team with 4 tes and 2 lts, 3 qbs of which none are ready….fvck that puto!
    —–

    FTP

    FML

  • SnBG

    Misdk just found out about that rule.LMAS. It’s been around forever. I even brought it up last week. Wake up from you’re psychotic coma Misdk.

  • VanHeathen30

    ‘A clear plan on what we’re doing inside the building’…What a joke, there hasn’t been a clear plan on anything so far with this HC.
    ZBS last year to PB this year.
    TP isn’t ready to play QB in the NFL, to TP being the opening day starter this year…
    Seems to be the plan is to make it up as you go DA…
    Either way, Go Raiders!

  • morilla

    I see Huff is playing in his mid season form.

  • 2-14

    holy F. manning will probably throw for 500 yds against DA’s mess of a defense.

  • The_Judge37

    Good to see Michael Huff back in action in Black n Purple.

  • Bigmike34

    A running QB is just a Fad …It is not new it has been done before and NEVER been successful…

    If a QB likes to run and is good at it but can’t Pass you have Pryor…..IF a QB….Can run and Can Pass, but runs only when necessary …You have what they are trying to get Kupernick to do in SF…..

    If a QB is a Great Pocket Passer but cannot run…Can hardly walk for that matter…You have MANNING.
    You saw what he can do last night…

    There really has been NO QBs in the NFL who Run and cannot pass…and that is not the wave of the Future and never will be the wave of the future.

    Even RG3 is being taught to stay in the Pocket…and he is a far better Runner then Pryor

  • Bigmike34

    As I read these threads …I am saddened by how little support the Raiders are getting….How destructive the The fans that post often are….

    The Definition of a fan is NOT someone who hates the team the coaches The players….and even the Real fans that support their team.

    There was a better time time when the Raider fans actually supported their team …Through thick and thin…We weren’t super Bowl Teams most of the time back then….In fact it was fun to watch the team build and fight to become a Super Bowl team..

    Every win was a Treasure and every Loss was we will get them next year and we will work harder and play Harder..

    Remember when Players actually wanted to play for the Raiders…Not these days…and that is a huge problem in signing FREE AGENTS….and the putrid know nothing So Called fans that pollute these boards is a big part of the reason why.

  • nikemike7

    Running QB’s rarely last. The more you get hit, the more you’re exposed to injury—-RGIII, M Vick (Phila), etc. It doesn’t hurt to have a great passing QB who can scramble when needed, occasionally. TP2 is def good at running, moves the chains, but he needs to rely more on his passing. If he can’t improve in his passing he’ll eventually either get hurt or throw INT’s.
    Hope DA uses both Pryor & McGloin the entire season. McGloin is still green and def needs more experience.
    Pryor needs more run/pass balance. Just hope the line can give both some time, else the season will be a bust.

  • Bigmike34

    Nickmike7

    The very best… QBs Manning…Brady …Rodgers.. stay in the pocket…I cannot remember a top flight franchise type QB that Ran a lot…

    Even Kaepernick is being taught by the 9ers NOT TO RUN except when absolutely necessary When the QB does that his ability to Scramble becomes an asset but is has to be stay in the pocket do the progressions read the defense and throw the ball…..Running is the last resort ..Payton Manning can hardly Walk….Yet he is one of the Greats…Brady Never Runs…He would rather throw the ball away…Breeze will run but only when it is absolutely necessary..

    The #1 Job of the QB is to be a field manager find receivers and passing alleys to get the ball to them…NOT TO RUN…

  • Bigmike34

    I believe if Flynn’s elbow is OK…He will start and they will use Pryor for special designed plays …Maybe the Read Option for example….or designed rollouts where he has the Pass Run option

  • nikemike7

    BigMike34

    QB job as field mgr—absolutely. It’s much more of a task though when you’re runnin for your life. Hence, a porous O-line almost assures Pryor as either starter or replaces whoever else may be the starter.