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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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  • marks hair

    still don’t understand how you see your qb out cold and you don’t even suspect a possible concussion..

  • Theghostronin79

    I’m with 666, forget about Palmer. Not our issue anymore.

  • kenchun24

    Haha! Flynn more in “Manning style”. Please Zymerge. You know your stuff sir even with the continuing Pryor bashing, but that is the most hyperbolic hyperbole’s of all time.

    Flynn is and always will be a good BACK UP QB in the NFL. Glad to have him in comparison to the “Boller year”. And yes I want him to do good against the Skins’ for the win,while the Raiders now and future STARTING QB is clearing the cobwebs.

  • Theghostronin79

    That’s what I’m sayin dude…… Been screaming it all morning long.

  • marks hair

    and the nflpa is buying da’s story? weird

  • Theghostronin79

    And what about his teammates? Nobody else noticed? BULLSH*T….. I knew what happened instantly.

  • Theghostronin79

    Freakin Jaggoff

  • The_Judge37

    Well DA is an idiot, but i don’t want us sacntioned for anything so….

  • Jon Train

    Pryor will start on Sunday. All this Flynn talk is waaay premature

  • Morilla_00

    Shoot, you know how many times I took a knock to my noggin and couldn’t remember to tie my shoes?

  • Jon Train

    You are far from the only one pointing those things out

  • kenchun24

    Well in hindsight of the 2005 NFL Draft…

    The “speedy” CB Fabian Washington picked @ #23

    The falling Cal QB product Aaron Rodgers picked @ #24 by GB with Favre still a viable starter.

    …this was after the Raiders traded up three spots with Seattle. I was 100% sure the Raiders traded up to nab ARod…SMH. Great Job recognizing talent Raiders…er…Al.

  • ROASTBEEFRAIDER707

    Pryor will be good to go, but I think DA will start Flynn if Pryor isn’t cleared by tomorrow!!!

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    Yo, whut up afternoon dorks & nerds
    The Dawg just finished up some yoga by the pool, preparing for a light spank session on the Lawg
    Gotta loosen the ol’ boy up for tonight with my date with my new girlfriend Angela.
    She usually likes to mount the Lawg as soon as she walks in the door, and if he isn’t nice and limber, could easily bend the wrong way
    A sprain like that will keep him out of the action for at least 5 or 6 hours
    HOLLA BACK TO YOUNG MC, MO SWIZZLE FRESH

  • KoolKell

    Pryor will sit Sunday

  • raiderfanmikep

    wow new format

    RaiderFanMikeP Raiders 30-17

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    You’re right, Old Troll. Sumday he’ll be sick of standing and will sit. You hittin’ the Malibu again?
    FRESH DAWG STYLE

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Ever notice how the bar for Pryor is always moved higher and higher?

    Dude posts a 112 QB rating and still this isn’t enough.
    If Flynch starts, the Raider Nation will be behind him.

  • Greg S.

    I wish either Campbell or Gradkowski were still our backup QB. I have absolutely no faith in Baby Flynn.

  • alex7

    here’s a tissue.

  • The_Judge37

    I’m also worried about Flynn’s fragile psyche playing in front of a hostile crowd of thousands of people who hate your guts. They should really start McGloin until our next road game, then insert Flynn.

  • xXRaider2DaHeartXx

    Lets trade Flynn for josh freeman??

  • kenchun24

    If we’re in the wishing mode…I wish Boller kept playing in 2011 after Campbell went down and we might have had a shot at Andrew Luck and kept our draft picks that Cincy got…(well one anyway in this scenario)

    #1 in 2012 Dre Kirkpatrick (meh)
    #2 in 2013 Giovanni Bernard (oh yeah! especially on my FF teams…he’s getting them TD’s regardless of limited touches)

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Rooted for Jay Scortum, rooting for Flynch is a breeze by comparison.

  • alex7

    from the sidelines all you see is a pile of bodies. You, the viewer, have a better shot (angle) than the coach. Coaches can’t come any closer to the goal line than the 20 or 30 yard line.

  • alex7

    Because in the preseason, when we were pointing out Flynn’s higher QB rating, you guys said only POINTS mattered (even against 3rd stringers).

    So now that Pryor can’t break 20 points in a game for 3 straight weeks…

  • Greg S.

    Ty Alex. You’re so kind.

  • alex7

    We held them to their lowest output of the season. Not saying much, but it wasn’t a complete thrashing in the style of the Giants or Ravens.

    If we could have gotten more than 7 points from our QB over the first 44 minutes…

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    yet another reason allen must be fired.

    pryor knocked out by a helmet to helmet hit and allen does nothing. No side line tantrum, no yelling at refs, no post game tirade. Not even a hint of displeasure for the treatment of his qb?!?!

    Most coaches would make a huge issue of the helmet to helmet contact that caused the qb to leave the game, and plant seeds in press conferences for future games. Allen did nothing!! In fact he actually said the play was clean?!?!/

    I have seen sea slugs with more passion than dennis allen. maybe quietly he was excited because his pet flynn would get ion the game and he would be safe form davis.

    This stinks!!!

    Oh and dont forget the defense was atrocious as it has been for most of allens stay here, including the rebuilt secondary which is supposed to be allens specialty.

    Allen is a boob

  • Greg S.

    It would have been much worse if Flynny was the QB.

  • alex7

    didn’t see Mark Sanchez comfortably eating a hot dog on the sidelines.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Got it.
    I wasn’t aware that 20 points was the new benchmark. That thoroughly makes sense now.
    I was worried you folks had simply taken your ball and gone home.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    C’mon Judge. “Flynn’s fragile psyche” is as much tripe as Soup supposedly looking over his shoulder at Grads.
    One misconstrued comment from Pryor by the Flynn critics(or Pryorites) is all any of this is based on.

  • Dakota

    hmmmm, why can I comment in here on one computer but not another?

  • alex7

    If you’ve ever stood on the sidelines of any football game, you’ll know that you can’t see squat in goal line situations as you’re not allowed to cross the 30-yard line. But…

    Furthermore, there’s a reason the league has handed down no fine for that hit. Pryor was a ballcarrier inside the box. Learn your rules.

  • Greg S.

    With the way Flynn falls over we’d be lucky to get 3. Even against the Redskins this week.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    by the way with flynn we have absolutely zero chance to win this week. Might as well be palmer in the game

  • The_Judge37

    I disagree that we have no chance with Flynn at QB. While it definetely limits us, the suppossedly improved defense has to step up.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Ghostery and probably other tracker blockers will block Disqus.

  • kenchun24

    The whole offense stank in the first quarter Alex.

    Olsen’s “DMC gut run” play calls…

    Like 5 drives starting at 1st and 20 with a holding,PI or procedure penalty…

    Dropped passes…

    The only big play first down was the zone read keeper for 23 yards by Terelle.

    All this while the D held to one Denver FG made and one punt. The whole O unit was bad,no “only TP was bad spin” dude.

  • Greg S.

    We have seen, it’s not any better. We only looked decent against a subpar Jaguars team. That doesn’t say much.

  • alex7

    He scored 1 TD in 1 drive. Pryor 1 TD in 44 minutes.

    I’m liking his limitations.

  • The_Judge37

    The guy couldn’t even stand getting booed in preseason with a quarter full stadium. How you think he’s going to take it if it’s a sell out home crowd.

  • Greg S.

    Why are we below the Bucs in power rankings? Or below any other 0-3 team btw?

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    very pleased with pryors performance though. he is growing up and getting better with each snap. In yet another Dennis allen defensive face plant pryor turned in his most polished pocket passing display yet.

    Hope he plays sunday, he can beat the redskins with dmac, the redskins are the worst tackling defense in football. With pryor we could win a shoot out type game. With flynn we will be blown out 40 -o

  • The_Judge37

    Because Matt Flynnart is the projected starter.

  • alex7

    Would he account for more than 1 TD in 44 minutes vs the Redskins? Cuz they’re scoring 30+ a game…

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I got to collapse Miss Tick for the first time. Felt good.
    Him, Beech and nurse are automatic.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    weak, he saw it on the jumbo tron, he saw it on film, and still he does not defend pryor.

    Unacaceptable

  • seymour bush

    Wow, you guys are further down the loo than normal. And that is saying something. Pryor was not the QB on that play. HE WAS THE RB!!! There was no penalty, no late hit, no unnecessary roughness. That is why you do NOT want your QB to be a RB. Like I have said for two years now. Jeeez.