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Raiders in lock step on QB situation

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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  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Spiff,

    If the Raiders go 6-10 , I would expect better media coverage, locally. 7-9 definitely.

  • Dakota

    Vanessa Bryant and La La Anthony out dining together….Melo to the Lakers next summer!

  • Dakota

    Steve….have your IT guy fix the dang login problem!

    dang man!

  • Whoknows

    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 2:41 pm
    Alright I’m out.

    Later Raiders.
    *************************
    Wanna bet?

  • Dakota

    daaaaang

  • DutchRaider77

    1.KoolKell Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 2:50 pm
    Spiff,

    If the Raiders go 6-10 , I would expect better media coverage, locally. 7-9 definitely.

    ________________________________________________

    Kinda strange…but with the prospect of Pryor starting there has been a few stories about the Raiders/Pryor on NFL Network morning show (They are pulling for him, but express futility)

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

    yo

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    OK Pryor Flyers, here is your chance!! No named Q going against a suspect Indy defense. Pryor matches up well against a porous Indy run defense. Advantage Pryor.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    fire shrek now

  • inonewordraider

    so we’re relying on Houston to get consistent qb pressure huh?

    dang

  • Al_is_theraiders

    houston cant do it by himself no way…

  • qodrn1

    Prediction:

    Raiders 23 Indy 22

  • GhostTooThePost

    10day rest between games, of tonights teams.

    Little unfair advantage over the teams they face next weekend.

  • The Big Banana

    You see what you’ve done Jared? You see?!

  • GhostTooThePost

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.
    ======
    You know what I like about you?

    Actually, you’ve never posted anything.

    Never mind.

  • Kirk

    I hate Dennis Allen.

    Not naming the quarterback smacks of cowardice.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    That hurts my feelings.

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Nice to hear manning complement mchael huff, poof your no longer crap

  • elraidmanhattan

    In a surprise move coach allen names Tyler wilson the starter vs.colts….asked why allen commented he has been lights out at the OTAs

  • MEX_GHOST

    Kirk Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 3:13 pm
    I hate Dennis Allen.

    Not naming the quarterback smacks of cowardice.
    ——————————-
    It´s called strategy.

  • inonewordraider

    can Marquette king throw?

  • Dakota

    Kirk Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 3:13 pm
    I hate Dennis Allen.

    Not naming the quarterback smacks of cowardice.
    +++++

    It is really lame. The advantage of publicly backing your QB and giving him confidence far outweighs any pretend advantage you would get from trying to hide your cards (especially when it is obvious what you are going to do anyhow).

    Weak.

  • Dakota

    elraidmanhattan Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 3:14 pm
    Nice to hear manning complement mchael huff, poof your no longer crap
    ++++

    LOL Manning loves Huff…..toasted him constantly last year.

  • Whoknows

    In other news, Reggie Mckenzie won’t name the next head coach of the Raiders, citing strategic principles.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Dakotex, how is your WIFE?

  • SnBG

    It’s great Allen isn’t saying who the QB is. The press is going out of their rat bastard minds.

  • PlunkforHOF

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  • SnBG

    Hey Hunter,

    EXTEND REG NOW.
    EXTEND ALLEN NOW

    FIRE THOMPSON NOW.

  • Dakota

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 3:20 pm
    Dakotex, how is your WIFE?
    +++++

    Did your special education class get out early today?

  • Whoknows

    SnBG Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 3:20 pm
    It’s great Allen isn’t saying who the QB is. The press is going out of their rat bastard minds.
    ************************************
    They are?

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    mark davis, big mack

    GET ON THE PHONE WITH K SHANAHAN NOW!!!!

    we already have the peices to make this work!!!

    btw blogtards read this and understand what a hybrid ofense is.

    It isnt at all “dumbesd down” or a “package”

    dont take my word for it though straight form the horses mouth

    http://mmqb.si.com/2013/09/05/kyle-shanahan-rg3-read-option/

  • Dakota

    SnBG Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 3:20 pm
    It’s great Allen isn’t saying who the QB is. The press is going out of their rat bastard minds.
    ++++++

    No, they are smirking and calling him amateurish.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Dakotex, do you still have to roll the old girl in flour to find the wet spot?

    It’s funny because it’s true.

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.

  • SnBG

    Why should Allen name his QB. This is to much fun seeing people and the press wine about it. Allen must be laughing his arse off.

  • inonewordraider

    it aint a horrible move

    we are die hard raider fans in here, and we aren’t 100% sure who’s starting right?

    if the strategy all along was start Flynn bring pryor in as a change of pace, i’m good with that

    if he throws pryor out there to let him take his lumps, i’m good with that too

    I just hope that we play hard nosed nasty football all game and i’ll be happy

  • The_Judge37

    22.inonewordraider Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    can Marquette king throw?
    —-

    He should be at least able to run right?

  • Dakota

    Just read a Jairus Byrd FS, Bills, trade rumor….to the Raiders for a high draft pick. Byrd’s agent looking for his client to get traded.

  • The_Judge37

    As long as the team knows who the starter is, and as long as that starter is TP2, then I don’t mind. But might as well just come out and give him the stamp of approval officially, he’s not fooling anyone, especially the Colts.

  • The_Judge37

    Dakota Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 3:25 pm
    Just read a Jairus Byrd FS, Bills, trade rumor….to the Raiders for a high draft pick. Byrd’s agent looking for his client to get traded
    —–

    Reggie NOOOOO!!!!

  • Whoknows

    SnBG Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 3:24 pm
    Why should Allen name his QB. This is to much fun seeing people and the press wine about it. Allen must be laughing his arse off.
    ***************************
    Link to 2 articles or it didn’t happen.

  • Dakota

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 3:24 pm
    Dakotex, do you still have to roll the old girl in flour to find the wet spot?

    It’s funny because it’s true.

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.
    +++++++++++++++++

    Still alone and living with your mommy I see….don’t worry, once you get that GED I am sure you will position yourself to finally get out of her house.

  • SnBG

    Whoknows Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 3:22 pm
    SnBG Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 3:20 pm
    It’s great Allen isn’t saying who the QB is. The press is going out of their rat bastard minds.
    ************************************
    They are?
    lllllllllllllllllllllllllll
    They are and so are you.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Hick, We have been over this.

    I live in California and you live in the sticks with your robust WIFE.

    I win.

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.

  • jumpnjiminy

    Vick throws a really nice spiral.

  • Whoknows

    SnBG Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 3:29 pm
    Whoknows Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 3:22 pm
    SnBG Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 3:20 pm
    It’s great Allen isn’t saying who the QB is. The press is going out of their rat bastard minds.
    ************************************
    They are?
    lllllllllllllllllllllllllll
    They are and so are you.
    ***************************
    The only thing I have been anticipating is the link to Flynn’s 80yrd bomb that you were supposed to provide.

  • Dakota

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 3:30 pm
    Hick, We have been over this.

    I live in California and you live in the sticks with your robust WIFE.

    I win.

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.
    ++++++++++++

    You sad little thing….why don’t you just get back to your cute little repetitive post…..you bring so much to the table in this blog….your special education teacher must be proud!

  • The_Judge37

    45.jumpnjiminy Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 3:31 pm
    Vick throws a really nice spiral.
    ——-

    That’s why even the DB’s with the worst hands can still make the catch.

  • DutchRaider77

    40.The_Judge37 Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 3:27 pm
    Dakota Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 3:25 pm
    Just read a Jairus Byrd FS, Bills, trade rumor….to the Raiders for a high draft pick. Byrd’s agent looking for his client to get traded
    —–

    Reggie NOOOOO!!!!

    ______________________________________________________

    Crap, Dakota actually posted somthing that is true!

    Judge, no like the Byrd?

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Your fat. You smell. You are a horrible father and a worse husband.

    Please tell us who Kobe Bryant’s wife is having dinner with tonight you little B1TCH.

    You are a horrible excuse of a human being.

    I pity your family.

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.