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It’s Pryor, then McGloin . . . Flynn No. 3

The Raiders are now paying their third string quarterback a guaranteed $6.5 million.

Coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday Matt McGloin would be the backup quarterback for Terrelle Pryor against the San Diego Chargers and not Matt Flynn. Pryor is free of symptoms from his concussion and will start against the Chargers Sunday night at O.co Coliseum.

“It hasn’t worked out like we anticipated and we’ve got to make decisions and we’ve got to move forward and continue to go,” Allen said. “Matt’s going to continue to battle and scratch and claw and I still believe that he’s a capable quarterback, but we’re going to give McGloin a chance.”

McGloin, an undrafted free agent, beat the odds once already with a Raider, winning the spot as the third quarterback over fourth-round pick Tyler Wilson. Now he’s supplanted Flynn, who was tentative and unsure in a 24-14 loss to the Washington Redskins while Pryor recovered from a concussion.

“I like what Matt brings to the table as far as his competitiveness, he’s got some moxie to him,” Allen said. “He just understands how to play the game and I don’t think it’s too big for him. I think he’ll come in and if he’s called upon to run the offense I think he’ll do a good job. He’s smart, he throws an accurate ball, he’s got good arm strength. He’s good in decision-making, so I like what this kid has to work with.”

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    where he should have been named before camp, instead OF BEING ANOINTED THE STARTER.

    DA not looking like a very good judge of qb talent, first picking lienart then flynn over pryor only to be exposed by what transpired on the field

  • the flynnatic dr robert

    I see DA getting canned maybe by the bye and replaced with Sparano.

    Could see a re-emergence of Flynn.

    Reggie and DA aren’t on the same page.

    DA has bungled everything and he’s scrambling for a scapegoat.

  • Raiders for Life

    How’s that crow tasting doc?

  • http://freezetag168.blogspot.com/ freezetag168

    Wow, Matt Flynn gets $6.5 million and not have to do actual work. I think the anger at Flynn is so much of his ineptness costing us the game last Sunday as it is that how many of us here wouldn’t mind being incompetent at our job and still get a guaranteed $6.5 million? Run for Congress after you get cut Matt, it’s right up your alley!

  • the flynnatic dr robert

    Pryor stinks. That hasn’t changed.

    DA makes qb decisions never seen by a competent HC before.

  • KoolKell

    So easy to ignore Dr Slop now.

  • seymour bush

    With all due respects, Terrelle Pryor is at the very bottom of the league in virtually every aspect of passing the rock. He is 1-3 as a starter over two seasons, and in crunch times of every game he has been in he has been awful. I don’t know how much celebrating I would be doing if I were a Pryor Flyer.

  • TP2: the truth

    Flynn will never take another snap as a raider

  • RaidO

    If you are a real Raider fan you will support Pryor.

  • http://freezetag168.blogspot.com/ freezetag168

    As much as I would like to see Shaw here, I know he wouldn’t go near us with a 100′ pole!

  • the flynnatic dr robert

    No crow at all. DA is an idiot.

    Flynn is better than Pryor.

  • KoolKell

    Just rubbing schit in your face, that’s all.

  • Zymurge

    The best runner that can also pass left the game with a hamstring.

  • RaidO

    Flynn uh? You lost all your credibility

  • Raiders for Life

    HA HA HA HA and DA is the idiot. Yes I am laughing in your face. Shut up and finish your crow. HA HA HA HA

  • the flynnatic dr robert

    Like u support Flynn? Gtfoh.

    I like the kid but he stinks.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    yep you will see a “re-emergence” of flynn, as the equipment manager for the Saskatchewan rough riders

  • RaidO

    Probably would be better to cut Flynn and bring in VY to back up Pryor.

  • KoolKell

    So Seymour Bush is giving “advice” now? Wow!

  • ROASTBEEFRAIDER707

    Again, he knew he was making an attempt at basically putting together a better version of the same team from last year. so why not give his boy a shot??? Next year is all business and BS deals like that don’t happen!!!!

  • the flynnatic dr robert

    My original argument was ALWAYS that Pryor stinks.

    I wanted Flynn cuz he’s a real qb.

    Now I’m resigned to waiting the charade out.

    But NFL people must be laughing at DA.

    Complete moron.

  • SnBG

    With this line Pryor will be running for his life and get knocked out again. Then McGloin will come in and really get killed. Then Flynn will come back and also get killed. 3 games and Pryor goes down again.

  • The_Judge37

    Because a Talent Scout should’ve seen this comming. There is nothing Flynn does well.

  • the flynnatic dr robert

    If Reggie is on the same page as DA, they need to release Flynn and elevate Wilson. No sense in keeping Flynn.

    But DA is making a fool of Reggie.

    I don’t think this ends well.

  • seymour bush

    Are you drunk?

  • ROASTBEEFRAIDER707

    I actually said this when GB cut VY!!!

  • jumpnjiminy

    wish I were!

  • marks hair

    Wilson will get more reps on the practice squad than as the 3rd qb.. thats the ONLY reason that scrub flynn is still on the team..

  • KoolKell

    Imagine whatever you want. Good luck.

  • RaidO

    “We understand that, and everybody wants to win; everybody in this building wants to win, and we’re doing everything we can to put a good product on the field and win football games,” Allen said. “The positive is we’ve had opportunities to, probably with the exception of the Denver game, we’ve had opportunities to win games. We could easily be sitting here at 3-1.”

    Yup should of had Pryor with the 1st team from the start of OTA’s and maybe they would be 3-1. They(Reggie) got duped by Flynn. We all knew Flynn was crap.

  • Zymurge

    Not to mention that it is pretty sad to see celebration of a Raider player having a tough game. Especially when it means a continuation of Commitment to Mediocrity.

  • jumpnjiminy

    not conVINCEd young we be a good pick up…

  • Zymurge

    … at WR

  • Blackholepriest

    Shut up fool, you been saying this carp since May this off seasons Flynn looked exactly as he looked in the preseason.

    They BENCHED HIM we didn’t they did it for a reason. Maybe yon should level your disdain towards the coaches we saw what he did and it SUCKED!

    If he’s going together it together he better do it soon. Because McGloin is not going to just sit there and hand that job back to him. He has to TAKE IT………PERIOD

  • http://freezetag168.blogspot.com/ freezetag168

    Reggie doesn’t know what he’s doing. So in the 2 drafts with rounds 1-3…last year Rd 3, Bergstron on IR. This year Rd 1 DJ who still has a learning curve, Rd 2 Watson who has yet to play, Rd 3 S Moore. Basically Reggie is batting a .250 when it comes to picks 1-3 with cronyism scouts. No wonder we’re ranked below teams who hasn’t won a game yet.

  • SnBG

    Not with this Oline and no pass rush and receivers that can’t get open.

  • seymour bush

    So you ARE drunk.

  • http://freezetag168.blogspot.com/ freezetag168

    I’d rather have VY than M Flynn, even for 3rd stringer

  • Zopi

    This is no charade, Matty Flynnished is at best a clipboard carrying sub. Imagine that he has been passed over by an undersized undrafted rookie.

    If that isn’t getting crapped in the mug, I don’t know what is.

    Romo said it, Flynnished is a 3rd stringer, however how does that figure in the Big Mac Zar’s scheme? How does that look in his résumé? Signed a 3rd stringer at best for 6.5M guaranteed, a player he had scouted in LSU, and supposedly was responsible for signing in GB.

    The Big Mac Zar has just laid a huge double sized egg.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    there is not a person on earth that can convince me that flynn should be earning an nfl paycheck, while guys like mcnabb, and vy are out of football

  • Zymurge

    You realize that Pryor is THE reason that they are not at least 2-2, right? The biggest error of the Indy game was Capt. Telegraph tipping the safety off for the game clinching interception.

  • SnBG

    sigh……Young. Right. Guys a joke QB.

  • seymour bush

    I am just disappointed that a player gets no chance. The fans have decided what they decide and they are not going to back that player. At a certain point, you wonder if that is the reason we have not developed a QB or many players at all over the last 30+ years.

  • the flynnatic dr robert

    Flynn did better in his “bad game” than Pryor did in his first three starts.

    Trusting DA that Flynn is not as good is being more stupid than him.

  • RaidO

    For back up

  • Zymurge

    You realize that the practice squad is not like the minor leagues in baseball or hockey where players get starter’s minutes at a lower level, right? They just get to practice with the big club. Wilson is 4th in the priority order there.

  • RaiderGuy50

    well everyone is entitled to their own opinion — and they are like aholes – everyone has one and they all stink-
    bending me over unlikely!!!!!!!

  • Seymour Bush

    Since your total meltdown, where you threw a little fit saying TP “should be traded. Release him from his chains. Let him go elsewhere and grow. It’s not fair. IT”S NOT FAIR” no one bothers trying to convince an idiot of anything. Waste of time.

  • http://freezetag168.blogspot.com/ freezetag168

    Didn’t I see an earlier entry about wanting J Russ signed to back up TP? What’s sad about the whole ordeal is that J Russ cumulative average performance as a starter (including his alleged sizzup dayz) for this team before getting cut instilled more confidence for me than Flynn. And if you recall, J Russ didn’t have a solid O line either. Tells you what I think of Flynn

  • KoolKell

    Drunk or Sober, you look very stupid with all your Flynch “expertise”

    Dumbass. Lol.