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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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  • marks hair

    I realize the practice squad quarterback gets to practice a little bit and the third string quarterback gets to practice almost not at all..

  • seymour bush

    Wow, the troll Seymour seems to remember everything. Funny. But obviously troll Seymour doesn’t have a job.

  • Raiders for Life

    To be honest, I was hoping we would see the 6TD Flynn. I feel bad for the guy but I’m surprised that Allen didn’t pull a Pat Hayden on him.

  • SnBG

    Well I’m happy Pryor is going to start and I’m not going to trash Flynn.

  • Breaking_Black

    We would’ve looked better against the skins if we started Kerry Collins without any practice reps.

  • Zymurge

    At least that would lower the average IQ of the QB pool considerably and not make Pryor stand out as much.

  • KoolKell

    You’re the Dummy though

  • SlashNHack

    Ask Reggie

  • Blackholepriest

    Truth be told you are a fraud, more than Flynn pretending you even know what the hell you’re talking about, just admit you were wrong like a man. And move on…….period
    Everyone gets a few wrong here and there have some integrity and face facts. He blew it no one did this to him he did it to himself.
    He’s limited talent wise. As I said months ago. You come in here talking down to everybody as if you really know something and the truth is u sound foolish.

    Stand down………period

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    only it wasnt me that said those things. i have maintained since last preseason that if when he ever gets on the field he will take the job.

    I was right

  • KoolKell

    Of course not, you’d look stupid, since you were one of his biggest fans.

  • J Hill

    WOW

    I really can’t believe there is still talk of Flynn.

    Pryor sucks, ok I get it.

    But Flynn??????

    SMH

  • SlashNHack

    Yeah…. Stand down and admit you went on for months and made 1000′s of redundant and superfluous posts in support of a big nothing who had two good games 3 years ago

  • The Flynnatic Dr Robert

    TP will be 3rd string by Nov 10th.
    Place your bets ladies, because I’m taking all odds.

  • Raiders for Life

    Matt Flynn is really Kyle Boller

  • The_Judge37

    Boller at least had legitament Starting Experience.

  • SlashNHack

    So you see no athletic potential and steady improvement in Pryor ?

  • RaidO

    Flynn’s not even good enough to hold the clipboard.
    #3

  • The Flynnatic Dr Robert

    Sure. As soon as you admit you were a fall down drunk who blamed the racist Raider org for Pryor being slow on the uptake. Then you can act like a man, and tell everyone why you hid like a coward after jabust got cut, and then refused to accept you were wrong.

  • ROASTBEEFRAIDER707

    Not necessarily!!! Reg Mac has had to fill this team with 2nd and 3rd stringers because of cap issues!!! I say he still gets a pass!!! Plus, I think it helps Pryors confidence by actually beating someone out for a starting job!!! So I’m actually giving props to Reg Mac for this move!!!

  • Al_istheRaiders

    lmao at all the flynstones….a few of us knew this was one if the worst pickups ever….but so many drank the koolaid….

  • Breaking_Black

    Never Forget. Always Remember.
    9/29

  • Zymurge

    Reggie: Good job moving McGloin up to 2nd string. I want to show another scouting win with a UDFA.
    DA: Thanks chief. He’s worked hard. He deserves it.
    Reggie: How about working him into the game soon?
    DA: I can make that happen.

    [DA grabs his cell and dials a number]

    Olson: Hello?
    DA: Hey Greg, it’s me.
    Olson: What’s up Dennis?
    DA: How many of those off tackle QB runs can you work into the game plan for this week?

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Ferris Bueller said (speaking of Mathew B.): It’s a person like me that makes it possible to tolerate a person like you.
    An intrinsic quality the rest of the board does not share.

  • Raiders for Life

    LOL, that’s fk’d up.

  • Blackholepriest

    I see all the three stooges are here Dr Slob(moe) S Bush(Larry) Zmurge(curly). They come to add comedic relief, all we need is a laugh trac in the background to add to their tired act.

  • Al_istheRaiders

    david carr>>>>flynn

  • Zymurge

    The more down votes, the more I know the truth stings the Capt Telegraph devotees. Keep ‘em coming and show the denial.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    holding the clipboard aggravates his elbow tendonitis

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Next Up: As a result of not being able to negotiate the safety, Reg will ask Flynch to renegotiate his contract.

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

    The fact that they were emphasizing the option w/Pryor and not have him work on base offense, then have him cram base at the last minute before opening season factors in on how little confidence I have in the decision making process of the coaching staff. I think their initial game plan of running down the Skin’s throat while giving TP more time to recover would’ve worked had McBroken not break down.

  • marks hair

    top 10 qb… hahaha smh

  • the flynnatic dr robert

    Day of reckonin’s acomin.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Didn’t know enough about Flynch to make a call, but the price tag seemed steep for having played in only two games.
    Short of his two minute drill in preseason dude showed very little to be a six million dollar man.

  • nolimits3333

    We have too many Matts.

  • seymour bush

    Can Sam Bradford play QB? He was completely subjected to torrential boos just like Flynn and he had probably a worse game than Flynn in his last start. Again, eerily similar 1-3 team, with not a lot of playmakers on offense. And Bradford didn’t complete 50% of his passes and got sacked 5 times.

  • KoolKell

    Bush your day of Reckoning is today, Troll

  • LTR

    i feel sorry for Flynn, especially after watching his presser. At least he has a smokin hot wife and a fat bank account.

  • Davy Jones

    You mean like the one that came for Matt Flynn and you credibility? Womp womp!

  • SlashNHack

    The 1000′s of posts about the QB have drained me and have been a huge bore….. Anyone who keeps harping on it is a fool. Pryor is the best QB we have, I was skeptical but he won fair and square and proved it and is not done making strides. We’ll see if he’s the Man of the future, but he’s earned a long look and chance to develop ! “Period” seems appropriate …..

  • the flynnatic dr robert

    Let’s make a wager, Raider fans. I’ll bet any of u that Pryor will not be the starter the last six games of the yr. I’m confident enough to state I’ll leave, for good. No cross posting handles. No appearances of MR or Redia, or whoever. I’ll leave and move on. Who wants the bet?

  • nolimits3333

    Make Flynn the highest paid holder in NFL history.
    That would be so Alesque.

  • Blackholepriest

    We simply need to move on from this foolishness and get on with the business of getting better…….period

    We have wasted too much time with guys who can’t get it done. Get some real players in here so when so when someone goes down we can compete……..period

  • Breaking_Black

    That would add a whole new meaning to SPECIAL teams.

  • KoolKell

    You’ve got no collateral

  • SlashNHack

    Bradford has had plenty of time and is regressing. On his way out

  • the flynnatic dr robert

    He won? No, Flynn lost. Pryor didn’t win squat.

  • Zopi

    Flynnished’s demotion puts an end to the QB conundrum, hopefully. So, let’s move on and see what Olson and Junior have up their play calling sleeve. Oh, let’s not forget that the Raiders still have Al Saunders somewhere in the payroll, I mean could this Al be the living umbilical cord to the ol’ Raider playbook? What does Al Saunders do in the offense?
    Are Olson and Junior ready to open up the offense and get rolling, enough with the 1 yard lunge into the pile.

  • The_Judge37

    And people complained about what our Punter was making.

  • Al_istheRaiders

    remember this is shreks baby he digned he paid him its his…