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It’s Pryor, McGloin, then Flynn

Unedited Raiders for Tuesday print

Terrelle Pryor will start against the San Diego Chargers Sunday night, with Matt Flynn dropping to the third team in favor of undrafted free agent Matt McGloin.

Coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday Pryor is free of the concussion symptoms that caused him to instead start Flynn in a 24-14 loss to the Washington Redskins.

“I believe I’m 100 percent right now,’’ Pryor said.“I feel normal.’’

Flynn, on the other hand has hit a low point in his career just six months after being acquired by the Raiders in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2014 and a conditional pick in 2015 to replace Carson Palmer at quarterback.

In the loss to the Redskins, Flynn had an interception returned 45 yards for a touchdown, absorbed seven sacks in large part due to indecision, lost a fumble and had another fumble that resulted in a change of possession on fourth down.

Allen, critical of Flynn following the loss, backed off somewhat during his Monday press conference, saying the defeat “was never about one guy.’’

During practice Wednesday, the guy the Raiders will pay $6.5 million this season on a restructured contract was watching McGloin take snaps with the second team.

Allen said he expected Flynn to continue to “battle and compete’’ but conceded, “It hasn’t’ worked out like we anticipated and we’ve got to make decisions and we’ve got to move forward.’’

McGloin signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State and beat out fourth-round draft pick Tyler Wilson of Arkansas to be the No. 3 quarterback.

An unimposing 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, McGloin has a business-like demeanor and said while he said he uses not being drafted as motivation, he doesn’t allow it to consume him.

“I try and improve each and every day and I do use that as fuel sometimes,’’ McGloin said.

Playing at Penn State while the program was in upheaval following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case and the death of former coach Joe Paterno, McGloin came into the NFL knowing something about adversity.

“Not too many people go through something like that,’’ McGloin said. “I’ve seen it all. In a way it’s helped me at this level. I’m still in touch with our head coach and my quarterbacks coach there and they’re constantly helping me.’’

Wide receiver Rod Streater, whose locker is next to McGloin’s, was an undrafted free agent out of Temple last season and a kindred spirit.

“He’s very accurate, he gets the ball where it needs to be and goes through reads pretty fast,’’ Streater said. “He’s been the underdog, soall he does is work and show up to get better every day.’’

Allen said McGloin has “moxie’’ and takes to football naturally.

“He just understands how to play the game and I don’t think it’s too big for him,’’ Allen said. “I think he’ll come in if he’s called upon to run the offense and he’ll do a good job.’’

– Fullback Marcel Reece (knee) was limited in practice and Allen said he could play some running back along with Rashad Jennings if Darren McFadden is out with a hamstring strain. McFadden did not practice and appears unlikely to face the Chargers.

The Raiders signed running back George Winn to the practice squad, an indication they don’t expect McFadden back any time soon. Winn was last with Cincinnati and has spent time in camp with New England and Houston.

– Center Stefen Wisniewski (knee) did not practice but Allen is hopeful he’ll be ready to play. If not, Andre Gurode would play center with Lamar Mady as the backup. Lucas Nix would be available to return at left guard.

– Wide receiver Andre Holmes practiced for the first time after serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing drugs

– Tackle Menelik Watson practiced for the first time since undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery about a month ago. Sitting it out were strong safety Tyvon Branch (ankle), defensive tackle Stacy McGee (shoulder) and safety Charles Woodson (day off).

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  • the hilarious dr robert

    this is true. they favor stars.

    hate that.

  • I AM RAIDER

    this could have been written by me… my sec was 131. born in 1974..i remember going to the coli on the last night you can put your PSL deposit down til midnight droppin off my 2K for my seats……i feel your pain!!! i am sick of it too man..so beat down….

  • r8rwill

    When our o line jells, we will start ballin…

  • the hilarious dr robert

    bull. u cried like a baby when u thought flynn was gonna start. said u wanted pryor traded and hated the org.

    u just lie a LOT. that’s why i can’t stand u and missdick.

    no need to lie if u have the truth.

  • the hilarious dr robert

    it’s not about flynn. pryor hasn’t done anything. 2 tds in 3 games.

    but i like ur hyena reference. shows ur having humor, so that’s cool.

    u have grown on me.

  • loyal

    Enough of the Flynn vs TP. Flynn will be gone next yr.

  • the hilarious dr robert

    flynn is likely yesterday’s news. i think it’s a complete train wreck but it’s done. it’s all on pryor now. ugh.

  • eastoaklandraider

    I hate to admit it, but I actually hoped flynn would fail and we could win the game on ST and D alone. By flynn failing and being demoted we can now move on and let Pryor develop. If Pryor shows he is not the man for the job then at least we know we need to draft another QB.

  • Nick Gancayco

    Flynn scored as many points for washington as he did for the raiders. He literally had one goo drive all game and he had double digit three and outs. Fvck qb rating and qbr. Watch the game and u can see he was horrible. He got demoted behind an undrafted.

  • Gdog

    Fair enough.. I am with you there. He needs to put a very strong playoff team together around Pryor next season or he should be fired the second the RS ends. NO MORE EXCUSES. He’s got all of his early draft choices and he’s been hoarding 50 million in cap space.. NO MORE EXCUSES!!

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    More of: Watson, Holmes, Butler, Jennings & Reece
    Less of: Breisel, DMAC, Ford (at WR).

  • Gdog

    He IS owed 2 mill in dead money. Check it out at Spotrack.

  • the hilarious dr robert

    well, ur honest. so much for the “support whoever’s in silver and black, which i don’t subscribe to either.

    but wouldn’t it be good to know if flynn was capable by giving him more time to prove it than one game too? that’s what u want for pryor. and i do too actually.

    i want to KNOW what we have when we end the season. we will never know for sure with flynn now.

  • eastoaklandraider

    At least you can admit flynn is done, now all you have to do is say Pryor is better, c’mon you can do it.

  • loyal

    I have a horrible feeling Dmac will be a Bronco next yr…. play in 16 games and rush for 1800yds.

  • the hilarious dr robert

    nneeevvvveeeerrrrrr!!!!!

  • Nick Gancayco

    I like when they get ford the ball in creative ways like reverses and quik screens so he has the ball in his hands with some space. He seems to make skme plays in those situations

  • eastoaklandraider

    our line will jell when we get better guard play, which means next year unfortunately.

  • Gdog

    If I had the choice of keeping Dez Bryant, or hiring Seymour for one year, I’d take Bryant in a heart beat. Why on earth would anyone do different???

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Good Morning Raider Nation!!!
    Just logged on and briefly scanned the comments.
    Being in a good mood and wishing to stay that way, Ima going on a major collapsing expedition.

  • the hilarious dr robert

    veld/wats/wiz/barnes/pashos

    it’s coming.

  • SlashNHack

    Funny…. I SAw the same thing. Vick got crushed after he handed off and Mannng was not touched. Somebody should destroy Manning on one of those plays, then see what happens

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    I’ve held my proverbial breath each time a QB has thrown a pass since Gannon was injured.
    Same thing applies now.

  • eastoaklandraider

    pashos wil be the odd man out Watson will not be a guard.

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

    No I did not get banned. I am just sick of the degenerate trolls playing child games then hiding behind a computer like it was their mothers skirt. I doubt any of you has enough sack to meet a person man to man and have a real discussion about
    football. Instead you would rather sit here like a zoo full of monkeys and throw feces at each other.

    I chose to be the guest at the zoo laughing at the meager mentality of the zoo animals instead of throwing feces with you.

    As you were simpletons…

  • the hilarious dr robert

    one of the scouts mentioned that he could play G after the draft.

    best 5.

    but ur probably right since DA could never be that creative.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Maybe in Tecmo Bowl World.

  • RealTruRaider

    Sign Freeman and release Flynn, we need a backup with game experince

  • Nick Gancayco

    Probably not a popular opinion here. But i think we could use dhb this yr. he always took the #1 cb and his deep routes and threat of the deep ball opened up everyone else. Wr seem ti be having a tough time getting open this yr.

  • the hilarious dr robert

    so defenders are “in on it”?

    gimme a break. they will happily hit manning.

  • RealTruRaider

    Huge DHB fan, but he was due to much $

  • I AM RAIDER

    lets act like we love this team…new subject…can we beat the chargers this week…..answer..possible..how??? somehow get a run game and please please please…BLITZ THE DOG CHIITTTT outta Rivers….thoughts?

  • eastoaklandraider

    Pryor’s ceiling is much higer than flynn’s. when you think about it that run pass qb the strikes fear in dc’s hasnt been seen yet, we thought it would be Vick, now we think Cam and Kappy. TP can possibly be that guy and I wanna see him for an entire season so we can get a full evaluation and make our decision.

  • the hilarious dr robert

    i wouldn’t mind it. freeman is pretty good or at least has been. worth a look. but DA is riding pryor. they will sink or swim together.

  • RealTruRaider

    Well he grew up a Bronco fan so………..I could see him pairing up with Manning and those WR’s and killin it

  • the hilarious dr robert

    this where i agree and disagree.

    i dont think pryor is a passer, otherwise i would love him.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    That was the problem.

  • RealTruRaider

    I said as a backup

  • I AM RAIDER

    as long as Freeman knows he is a back up…im fine with that…but we are not giving up picks for a gyu who will be here 8 games..he aint Deangelo Hall.. (man i LOVE Mr Al Davis..but he was higher than a satelittle for that move..coulda locked up Nnamdi and let him play man like he is meant too) o well

  • RealTruRaider

    He just got cut

  • I AM RAIDER

    oh he did??? yea pick him up then!

  • eastoaklandraider

    we are not gonna win this year anyway which makes this yet another throw away year so why not waste it seeing if Pryor can be the man.

  • the hilarious dr robert

    i haven’t seen that.

  • RealTruRaider

    Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter8m
    Filed to ESPN: Bucs have released QB Josh Freeman. Bucs tried to trade him but couldn’t.

  • the hilarious dr robert

    i agree and disagree. i wanted to see more of flynn before we cast him aside. how do u trade for a guy and give him so little leeway?

  • I AM RAIDER

    just announce 6 minutes ago

  • RealTruRaider

    Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter8m
    Filed to ESPN: Bucs have released QB Josh Freeman. Bucs tried to trade him but couldn’t.

    ——————————————–

    Welcome to Oakland, see ya Flynn

  • eastoaklandraider

    its a possibility but I doubt it, they want to groom him as a T. Gurode and Barnes will be the guards.

  • Andy Kenyon

    Although getting rid of perpetual cancers as McClain , Kelly & Seymour have helped re disipline and motivation , I’m concerned about two things : > Given we had all off season / mini camps … why wasn’t a no huddle package considered for Pryor ? Defenses are already stressed out by his speed . > I know Dennis Allen is a defensive coach, but given our O-line is stil “Team C.L.O.T.” (Chorus Line Of Tomato cans) , why can’t we attempt a little diversion ? I’m not talking about the imbicilic gadget plays ( games of “catch”) seen under Cable /Jackson , but a counter or fake hand off / quick pitch ( as seen under Gruden ) as opposed to straight hand offs ?

  • the hilarious dr robert

    since flynn is history (i disagree about it but what can i do?), i’m down for freeman. one of my fav non-raiders.