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It’s Pryor, McGloin, then Flynn

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 at 5:01 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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_Judge37

    Yeah, and save our timeouts. We waste at least 1-2 TO’s on preventing the Delay of game.

  • loyal

    Gruden, Cowher or Johnson would coach here if the money, ownership and GM were right.

  • eastoaklandraider

    I said the same thing, about week 9 he should be well versed in the offense.

  • Just Fire Baby

    He said he hoped that we would trade him to Kansas City so he could beat us twice a year after the New ORleans game.

  • I AM RAIDER

    its all good…the Bucs still have to pay his salary

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    flyyn did get a fair shot and he shot his own ballz off, floundering through one of the ugliest performances by any person ever called quarterback.

    i mean he wast so historically bad that the raiders are burrying him so no one ever has to see him in a raider uni again!!

    lmao

    he will be inactive and in street clothes

  • eastoaklandraider

    Real trolls dont die.

  • Thec

    truth…solid post

  • 10centsworth

    What ambitious coach wants to follow belichick in NE? Sure you inherit a program, but start 2-3? Fans already calling for your firing.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Oh no! The Replacements is on. Dam, I love this movie.

  • The_Judge37

    Footsteps Flynnco

  • Thec

    FREE JURON CRINER

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    James Trapp, greatest Raider to ever wear street clothes in on field fight.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Not bringing in Freeman to add to the payroll.
    Mark’s orders. Save cash first and foremost has been the plan all offseason, probably won’t change now.

  • I AM RAIDER

    man this boy needs to play…hands..leaps….i dont get it…

  • The_Judge37

    FREE AGENT JURON CRINER

  • Thec

    Either that or he wet the bed…lol

  • The_Judge37

    He got that Mastrud Speed.

  • I AM RAIDER

    will only cost minimum..Bucs on hook for the 6 mil

  • Just Fire Baby

    They just tried to trade him and nobody wanted him. He is completely untradeable at 6.5 million in SALARY, no training camp and 12 games until he is free to leave.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    some of that is on olson and allen. remember that they are installing this offense on the fly. olson is still learning the offense as he tries to build it and they only started about two weeks before the opener.

    had they done this back in june we would not have these issues.

    they too will fade with reps between Olson and pryor

  • 10centsworth

    BaBump. BaBump. BaBump. Just setting the beat for ya, MCTee.

  • Darth Raider

    There were just a few cats that made it annoying im sure they still here but are very low key for now.

  • I AM RAIDER

    please …i saw this boy up close and persona at camp last year..he can be a beast….no he is not a burner but needs t be playing

  • Thec

    Someone is sleep at the switch…Wake up knapp…i mean olson.

  • eastoaklandraider

    Anybody wanna call their shot on our beloved A’s? Damn why did we have to draw Detoit, I hate to say it but I see another heart crushing 3-2 series lost and if it goes to game 5 you know what that means…. game 5 lost at home.

  • Thec

    Man i love this new minimize button…

  • the hilarious dr robert

    Yeah he’s been up and down but Al Davis would pick him up.

    Why not? When it’s obvious (to everyone elee) Pryor isn’t the answer, we could give freeman the rock and see if he can recapture his 2nd year magic.

  • Thec

    Aw come on man….

  • Just Fire Baby

    Tigers in 4, Colon is going to get shelled, Parker gets the one win.

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

    even for vet minimum?

  • eastoaklandraider

    No team is desperate yet either.

  • the hilarious dr robert

    Hey I love moneyball but qbr ain’t that.

    My biggest stat? Yards per attempt.

    It’s simple. How many yards do u get when u try to pass the ball.

    That and int %.

  • 10centsworth

    They’ve been frustrated by the collapse option. At least trying to mind their manners a little now. Can’t help themselves tho, they degenerate.

  • I AM RAIDER

    you need to get somewhere they love you at..cause it aint here..if you dont like the raiders or a’s why are you here?

  • Thec

    This coming from the guy who single handedly almost burned down the blog with his post yesterday.

  • Raiderkoolaid

    I don’t think Freeman is a quality NFL QB, but now that he has been released TB is responsible for this years salary, and he could sign somewhere else for the minimum. Still, I wouldn’t sign him. I’d rather roll with Pryor, McGloin, and Wilson, and if there is someone there in the draft to good to pass on then him too.

  • The_Judge37

    Look what happened the last time we got a QB so bad his previous team was willing to pay him to leave

  • 10centsworth

    True, I think. A new team would have to pay the league minimum, prorated…I believe. Bucs on hook for rest.

  • Just Fire Baby

    There is just very little in season movement in the NFL. It’s not the NBA or MLB. And especially at QB.

  • eastoaklandraider

    LOL, Did you just quote E-40?

  • The_Judge37

    This is only a wish, not representing it as fact

  • the hilarious dr robert

    Not sure if freeman is a starter but he has more talent than any qb on our roster.

  • RaidingTexas

    Someone trying to kill BO and Mrs Brown is conspicuously absent from the blog today.

  • Thec

    I have to admit, got a good laugh out of it. Guys were really going to go all in on Reg, even his strident supporters.

  • 10centsworth

    Maybe you haven’t paid attention. The A’s handled the best teams in baseball…all year. Swept Yankees, Rangers. Series wins against Boston, Cards, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cincinatti.
    Get on board.

  • The_Judge37

    I just kept thinkin how FK’d up that would be so I posted it.

  • I AM RAIDER

    always will bruh! lol

  • 10centsworth

    You don’t want a Freeman, you want a slave that you can whip…and whip…ad infinitum.

  • the hilarious dr robert

    Anyway I’m out for the day. Later Raiders.

    Be on the lookout for the douche impostor.

    Just click his handle. Anything less than 800 posts and he’s no doctor!