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Allen ‘confident’ Raiders did right by Pryor on Monday night

ALAMEDA — The NFL Players Association wants to find out if the Oakland Raiders followed the NFL’s protocol in the team’s handling of quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s concussion Monday night.
As first reported by Fox Sports, the NFLPA is reviewing the sequence of events that followed a fourth-quarter hit on Pryor by Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard. Pryor wasn’t examined for a concussion after the hit and remained in the game for two plays.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen on Wednesday reiterated his stance from a day earlier that the Raiders acted in a responsible manner.
“I feel confident that we followed the protocol and did what we were supposed to do,” Allen said in his news conference. “We all understand the emphasis placed on player safety specifically in this regard. We don’t ever want to put a player out there and put him in danger.”
Pryor did not practice Wednesday. Allen said Pryor still is undergoing tests as outlined in the league-mandated protocol for players that suffered a concussion.
Given cornerback Tracy Porter was cleared to practice Wednesday, even though he also suffered a concussion Monday night, Pryor’s concussion is more severe.
Porter cleared the initial phase of the testing, Allen said. There’s one more phase for Porter to pass before he’s cleared for full contact and to play in a game. Pryor hasn’t passed the initial phase.
“We’re going to follow it and do what we’re supposed to do,” Allen said. “Really, it’s a matter of when the medical personnel feel like he’s fine and he’s cleared to practice and play, then he’ll be out there practicing and playing.”
Pryor has not spoken with the media since his injury, per league rules. Players that suffer concussions aren’t allowed to speak with the media until they are cleared to return to action.
Pryor sent out three Tweets on Tuesday morning that sent mixed signals about his well being.
One said that he didn’t remember much from the Broncos game and had no idea which player hit him on the play in question. On two subsequent Tweets, Pryor said he was doing well and will be ready to go before long.
The NFL said earlier that it believed the Raiders did follow the right procedures after Pryor was injured. Allen said Pryor didn’t exhibit signs of a concussion when he spoke with his quarterback after the play.
“Obviously he took a good shot, they were reviewing the play,” Allen said Tuesday. “Terrelle came over, we were talking about the next play. He didn’t show any signs of any concussion or anything like that. We put him back in the game and then when he came over to the sideline that’s when our medical people took a look at him and decided we needed to send him into the locker room for further evaluation.”
Two plays after the hit and the series was over, Pryor was escorted to the locker room by Raiders medical personnel to get examined. He was later diagnosed with a concussion.

– BANG staffer Jon Becker contributed to this story

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  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Flynch has a faster release than Pryor.
    It will be good to see how the WRs react to balls thrown quicker.

  • alex7

    Because Pryor netted us 4 FGs vs the Jaguars…
    While Russell Wilson lit them up for 4 TDs.

  • Greg S.

    From great field position? And then McFadden was gonna throw it, then ran it in? Flynn is so awesome.

  • kenchun24

    Perceived bias still from BSPN and the rest (not all but most) until the Raiders start winning it will remain. Colts win would have changed that perception/ranking a bit since they beat SF at SF.

  • alex7

    most Raider fans don’t bother with such nuances like rules and logic.

  • The_Judge37

    I got no problem with the no call on Pryor. I have a slight problem sending the QB off tackle in a Power Me-Myself-&-I formation

  • Greg S.

    Yes because the defense is very different. Let’s see how well Flynn does if McFadden runs for only 12 yards this week. Flynn is toast.

  • The_Judge37

    His quick release is offset by his noodle arm. The ball will arrive at the same time.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    A boot leg is one thing, but that was more of a dive.

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    Hello, my name is Purvisnerd and I’m a massive goober

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    helmet to helmet contact is not allowed on any player

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    #realityhurts

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    dumb call, olson has no clue how to call the hybrid game

  • jumpnjiminy

    I don’t want TP to play Sunday…he needs a week off, not getting his head further banged up…give the kid a break!

  • The_Judge37

    Exactly

  • ROASTBEEFRAIDER707

    So here’s the real question, if Flynn starts and wins, do we stick with him, or go back to TP2???

  • jumpnjiminy

    I think Flynn’s better than Palmer (choker/loser)…by how much, we’ll find out…

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    dont know if you are aware but scoring any points is a mircale with our o line woes

  • Greg S.

    Stay the course with TP2.

  • The_Judge37

    Pryor all the way. The real question is if our HC is smart enough to play it straight.

  • seymour bush

    If Matt Flynn goes out and plays like Matt Flynn is capable of playing, Matt Flynn starts for the rest of the season.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Flynn is the back-up. Starting in lieu of an injured QB is his job.
    Likewise, sitting/holding clipboard is his job once Pryor returns.

  • The_Judge37

    If Matt Flynn goes out and plays like Matt Flynn is capable of playing, then Washington’s defense will go from #32 to 28 in the rankings.

  • xXRaider2DaHeartXx

    You guys want this or that

  • RaiderCDE

    That *was* helmet to helmet no question.. regardless of where it was on the field or if TP was a runner or not. In any case, he got rocked, was def knocked out for a few seconds, and should rest *fully* before coming back in. He plays too soon and he runs around and gets another concussion – there’s big trouble.

    Let Flynch show us what he can do. This is his shot. DA is secretly creaming his shorts. Perfect excuse to get his boy in there. Flynch better not cower like he did in preseason, he needs to be aggressive, active in the pocket, make quick decisions and not be afraid to scramble to 1st downs cause this oline still stinks and with him in there the Defense will be blitzing every down.

  • xXRaider2DaHeartXx

    New post

  • The_Judge37

    We don’t need to see what Flynnart can do, we already know. He’s not a QB for our future, he’s not a QB for our present, he’s just not a QB.
    Playing Flynn at any point this season is equal to playing Lienart in Wk 16 last year. You’re only going to see what what you should’ve known from his previous 7 years in the league.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    lmao

  • Arkraider

    Not liking the new format. Seems to go forward and backward at the same time. Hope I’ll figure it out.

    How do I collapse posters I don’t care to see— and what does that do?

    Go Raiders! Code Black 2013!

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    I guarantee if it was peyton manning running with ball and knocked cold helmet to helmet every ref in the game throws the flag

    john fox melts down and the story becomes a national news flashpoint.

    It happens to pryor and the refs suddenly lose the whistle, allen says its a clean play, and doesn’t bat a lash?!?!?

    wow smh

  • DutchRaid

    Helment to Helmet hit is allowed inside the tackle box…so it wasn’t an illegal hit.
    Please look up the rules of American Football…

  • jumpnjiminy

    new post

  • Morilla_00

    a defenseless player. Pryor wasn’t defenseless. He was the ball carrier and had full control. It was a legal hit. this had been covered by experts around the league.

  • JLofty

    I’ll chk them out. I am rooting for him if he’s my QB….

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    so if peyton mannnig is scrambling or running with ball and is inside the tackle box but gets hit helmet to helmet it isnt a penalty? i dont buy it. pryor should be afforded the same protection as any other player. he was right on the edged of the so called tackle box and the refs went mute, double standard for certain qbs. end of story

  • DirkDiggler

    it’s because Pryor is black and white people like to see black Qbs get concussions.

  • Tyler Miller

    Thats suck crap!!!!! Its because he wears silver n black!!!!!! Aint about race!!!!!

  • Tyler Miller

    Ill take Freeman,bigger upside!!

  • rioderek

    The Raiders OL has been terrible since Reggie Mc and his coaches dumbed a decent line and linemen for zone blocker and that scheme. Reggie Mc did a terrible job of addressing that team need. He brought in TE’s and LB’s galore while virtually ignoring the OL which was/is clearly the team weakest unit.

  • rioderek

    Yes ! A guy off the street can do as good or better than DA. DA is a terrible coach. The sad fact is there are far better guys/coaches available to take his place, however Reggie Mc foolishly gave the untested DA a 4 years deal at 4 million annually. The team is already wasting a ton of money on guys no longer with the team, therefore they aren’t looking to add DA’s contract to that dead money list. Do you actually believe DA is more deserving than Lovie Smith, Gruden, Mariucci, Hue Jackson, Tony Dungy ect.

  • rioderek

    The fan base knew Knapp was a mistake the day DA hired him. The fan base knew zone blocking was a bad match with the personnel on the team, DA did not. The fan base knew totally abandoning the Hue Jackson offense was a mistake, DA couldn’t see that. The fan base knew TP should have been inserted into games when CP went down, DA didn’t (thus delaying TP’s development). The fan base saw TP’s potential while DA didn’t and basically had to be FORCED to play him. The fan base sees running DMac up the gut doesn’t work, especially when teams see you never runs him wide or executes sweeps for him. The fan base see’s a 2 back offense might work better, while DA stays with the ineffective 1 back set. Yes the fans do appears to be more informed than DA, which is a poor testiment to his abilities and vision as an NFL level HC.

  • rioderek

    I think the Raiders have little to no chance with Flynn in there, I have no confidence in the guy playing behind the Raiders OLine. However if he plays I’ll be rooting for him and team. Flynns problem as I see it, is not simply on him, but also the OLine. Pryor makes the OLine look better than they are. With Flynn in there teams will stack the box, at come at him hard and wrecklessly. The Skins have a suspect defense so we as fans can only hope, Flynn has the ability to take advantage of that fact. If he starts I say Go Flynn and of course Go Raiders !!!

  • rioderek

    I disagree. Flynn is no world beater, however he remains a better option than McGloin. The team has a chance to go 2-2. That chance would be greatly reduced with a turnover prone rookie starting the game. McGloin showed a live arm, but was VERY turnover prone thus illustrating his lack of readiness. Flynn was also turnover prone as pressure began to mount, however he is what he is. A back-up, he seems to do that well. The guy has been a back-up all but 1 year since high school and seems to do well when pressed into limited duty. He’s not a team leader but a good stop gap.

  • sam

    anyone know if it sold out or its gonna sellout?