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

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 at 1:41 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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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  • RaiderCDE

    Flynn will get his shot this week. DA and Reggie want to get their guy in there and this is a good excuse to do it. Pryor probably could use a full week to fully recover from that shot to the chin. Let’s see how Flynn does.. Hopefully the pass blocking will hold up and he won’t Flynch.

  • jumpnjiminy

    Let TP rest. no need to risk further injury to his brain…sheesh!

  • spiff

    smells like…………..

  • Al_istheRaiders

    shrek playing roster games….wouldnt surprise me to see him ir pryor

  • JOn Wooah

    Raiders
    Beat ‏@RaidersBeat
    37s

    Charles Woodson: “It would be a big blow” if Terrelle Pryor can’t bounce back
    from Sunday’s concussion (via @VicTafur). #Raiders

  • The_Judge37

    If they really want a look at what we have on our roster for the Future, then Start Matt McGloin. Playing Flynn at anypoint during this season is like starting Matt Leinart in week 16.

  • JOn Wooah

    Cwood doesnt even have faith in FLYNN… Redskins will get the win just teein off on Flynn and hte horrible OLINE.. U will see PRYOR made something out of nothing. NO OLINE, NO WR who can catch.. You’ll see . 2006 era over again with flynn

  • JOn Wooah

    Josh Freeman only probowl year came under OLSON as OC. PER MORT… BUCS would take anything for freeman right now. He said anything

  • JOn Wooah

    Vic
    Tafur ‏@VicTafur
    2m

    Flynn said it was indeed easier to go through losing job the second time and he tried his best not to be in a funk around the locker room

  • JOn Wooah

    Wow FLYNN sounds like a CHAMPION.. ITs easier the 2nd time around lol

  • R8erEduc8er

    I like DJ Hayden, but we should have drafted Chance Warmack or Star.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Chance Warmack is out for the season.

  • The_Judge37

    Well, DJ Hayden has been out for the past 3 games.

  • Zymurge

    As baseline test, a player is asked to perform certain tasks to gauge their normal state. After a suspected concussion they test against that. Pryor’s test was to count up to his hersey number. Failing that in his baseline test lead to a number change …

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnnie_Lee_Higgins RaiderRockstar

    “BANG staffer Jon Becker contributed to this story” ?? Becker got a new job? Congrats to him and his family!

  • RediaR

    Chance has sucked so far.

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnnie_Lee_Higgins RaiderRockstar

    Flynn said it was easy to deal with losing his job? lol. no fire in the belly. no strength in the arm.

  • R8erEduc8er

    Warmack isn’t out for the season. Since when? DMC needs better guard play. Just like last season with Pryor, we prob won’t REALLY know what we have in Dmac because of poor line play.

  • Zymurge

    The reports of Pryor’s impact on the OL are largely exaggerated. That’s just what his supporters want to believe. In reality, the line is grading much better than expected.

    We will see a true test with Flynn under center. If the line performs the same or even better due to Flynn’s ability to make audibles, then that will be very telling.

  • RediaR

    He’s a distraction if he cares. He has no fire if he brushes it off. There is just no winning with this crowd.

  • R8erEduc8er

    Still prob better than our guard play…

  • Zymurge

    Why? It’s not like it’s a part of his body that he uses much. It’s not his knee after all.

  • jumpnjiminy

    I’d be interested in seeing McGloin play. He might be the best (most accurate) ‘passer’, especially with the mid range to longer throws…

  • The_Judge37

    Yeah, if TP2 can’t go, we need to see what we have in McGloin.

  • RediaR

    The only time the line sucked at pass blocking was when Barron was the LT for 2 preseason games. The rest of the time they were fine.

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnnie_Lee_Higgins RaiderRockstar

    McGloin & Wilson won’t play unless we’re mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. Pryor injury in Week 4? expect Flynn.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I challenge any one to make up anything Flynn could possibly say that I can’t jump on and disparage.
    Way to easy.

  • Zymurge

    You guys forget that accuracy is Flynn’s thing. Remember 16 for 21 in a preseason game? This of course assumes his elbow is healthy.

    It was either Flores or Plunkett announcing the game on the radio after Flynn came in that said from watching practice the week of that game, they saw a noticeable difference in his arm strength compared to preseason. It sounds more and more like that tendonitis was a legit issue.

    Cork in the chat post said his arm strength looked slightly ABOVE average. That’s a far cry from what he is portrayed to be in here.

    I think he’s going to surprise a lot of people. How many will be rooting for his failure is the real question?

  • The_Judge37

    That makes no sense at all because Flynn offers no significant advantage over the other backups.

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnnie_Lee_Higgins RaiderRockstar

    Flynn is on Reggie’s scholarship program. if he’s not #1 he’ll certainly be #2

  • The_Judge37

    I know that, i’m just pointing out it makes no sense. Starting Flynn on any week is like starting Leinart wk 16

  • Zymurge

    Exactly. But if you look that deep you can’t blame Flynn for everything and give all the credit to Pryor.

  • Guest

    No and no.

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnnie_Lee_Higgins RaiderRockstar

    Cork also said he himself has a stronger arm and better accuracy than Flynn (lol)

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnnie_Lee_Higgins RaiderRockstar

    Flynn has never worked with this O-Line (thats true) Alex Barron is no longer on the roster. Barnes at LT. Pashos at RT. Gurode at LG. we’ll see.

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    Well you can if your a Fan on this blog!

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    What I am interested in seeing is how many here will support Flynn.

  • JLofty

    No Judge it’s WAY too early in the year for that. Peyton Manning gets hurt and the AFC West is WIDE open. We are aren’t in week 14 yet…just week 4….

  • Theghostronin79

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur 5m

    Pryor said he won’t put his “team in harm’s way” if he not 100 percent. “Matt (Flynn) can lead us to a win if I can’t go.”

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    I see BrownStains didn’t make it here. He must have been the troll he was accusing everyone else of being!

  • Theghostronin79

    Pryor supports Flynn

  • The_Judge37

    Look, I’ve got nothing personal against Matt Flynn. I just thing that as a QB, an NFL player and as a Human Being, he’s a terrible waste

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    Yes he does but does this blog?

  • Greg S.

    I am not in support of Flynn. His first play he was knocked down for an incompletion. The Donkeys blitzed as everyone knew Flynn is scared. I’m not looking forward to Sunday if he’s the starter.

  • JLofty

    The first audible he makes this week will be the first audible I have EVER seen him make….you did WATCH those pre-season games right?

  • The_Judge37

    Pryor said he won’t put his “team in harm’s way” if he not 100 percent. “Matt (Flynn) can lead us to a win if I can’t go.”
    —–
    Wow, his brain injury is worse than we thought.

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    Look Flynn is not that good of a QB we all know that. In fact I made up a stat that said there are 75 QB’s better than he is in the NFL, CFL, NCAA and Arena League. BUT he is an Oakland Raider and he is our QB on Sunday so….GO FLYNN!!!

  • Theghostronin79

    People have different opinions on who they think gives the team the best shot on Sunday. In the end….Everybody wants to win, and nobody will give a sh*t how or why. I still don’t get the damn division on this board. It’s almost sickening.

  • Goldie7

    You are a leader TP2!

  • JLofty

    WAAAYYY too early for that….