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Pryor takes full blame for Raiders loss to Chiefs

By Carl Steward
csteward@bayareanewsgroup.com

ALAMEDA — No member of the Kansas City Chiefs was as rough on Terrelle Pryor as he was on himself.

The Raiders quarterback passed erratically during a 24-7 loss at Kansas City, but he wasn’t passing the buck Monday in a brutal self-examination of his performance after watching the game film.

“What disappoints me is we lost the game because of me; that’s how I look at it,” said Pryor, who threw three interceptions and was sacked 10 times Sunday.

“You know what?” he continued. “I deserved them hits, because I didn’t get the ball out, and on one play I called the wrong protection. You make mistakes like that, you deserve to get pile-driven into the ground.”

Pryor went on bashing himself for nearly 15 minutes. Good thing he didn’t have a sword in his locker or he might have fallen on it.

“Defensively we played great, offensively we played great,” he said. “It was just No. 2. That’s the only way I’m going to get better is taking the blame that’s really my blame”

Pryor went into detail about his mishaps Sunday, but one of the most obvious ones was failing to get the play called in the huddle promptly, which resulted in three delay-of-game penalties.

“That’s tough, I’ll take fault on that,” he said. “I’ve got to get guys in the huddle, and I wasn’t calling the plays until about 15 seconds left. I thought we rushed a lot because we were rushing. It starts with me.”

Coach Dennis Allen, while conceding Pryor might have had his worst game, was mindful that his inexperienced quarterback is going to take some hard lessons.

“He’s still a young player,” Allen said. “That was his fifth start of the season, so he’s still got a lot of growing to do and a lot of getting better to do. We’re going to continue to try to build and grow with him.”

Pryor said he was “ashamed” of how he represented the coaches who worked so hard to prepare him and added that if he has more games like he did Sunday, he wouldn’t blame them if they gave him the hook.

“I have to be on top of my stuff, because at any moment I could get pulled off my job and I won’t be the starter,” he said. “I can’t play like I played yesterday or I won’t be here very long.”

• Allen had his own view of the breakdowns getting plays called in the din of Arrowhead Stadium.

“The communications, getting in and out of the huddle, those are the things we have to get cleaned up,” Allen said. “That starts with me, and I’ll do a better job of getting our guys prepared and understanding exactly what the game plan is and how we have to execute.”

• Sebastian Janikowski missed his fourth field goal in 11 attempts this season, which is one more miss than he had last season in 34 tries.

“It’s obvious something we have to look at, because all the misses have come off the left hash,” Allen said. “We have to see if it’s the operations or something he’s doing in his kicking motion. Obviously, he mis-hit the ball. He kind of toed it a little bit, but that’s a kick we normally anticipate him making.”

• Of the Raiders’ 11 penalties, only one was against the defense, but it was a costly one — the pass interference on rookie D.J. Hayden right before halftime on a third-and-10 play. It kept the Raiders from going into intermission with a 7-0 lead.

“That was a big momentum swing in the game, that two-minute drive,” Allen said. “D.J. is a young player who’s out there against Dwayne Bowe, and he kind of panicked a little bit on the play. He was actually in pretty good position.”

• The Raiders didn’t report any major injuries from the Chiefs game. Center Andre Gurode pulled a quadriceps that forced him out of the game, right tackle Tony Pashos suffered a hip-flexor injury, and cornerback Tracy Porter has a shoulder injury.

The Raiders will practice Tuesday and Wednesday but then take four days off to heal their wounds.

“I think the bye is coming at a great time for us,” Allen said. “We’ve got a lot of guys down with injuries right now, and we need them to be able to get some rest, get healed up and get ready to go for Pittsburgh.”

Follow Carl Steward on Twitter at twitter.com/stewardsfolly.

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  • marks hair

    but they are for real..

  • Prometheus

    you sound like a closeted dungver fan, we don’t like ur kind around here

  • hwnrdr

    kC? Nah…their D, maybe…but not their O

  • R8erEduc8er

    Ha! Phugg you.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I’ve seen the Chefs mysteriosly tank too many times to give up hope.

  • R8erEduc8er

    Still ain’t believing it…yet.

  • marks hair

    great d.. solid running game. smart qb.. that’s enough to make the playoffs

  • Just Fire Baby

    With you; not winning a playoff game. Reid will F things off eventually. This a guy who went like 2 years without winning a challenge once, lol.

  • 10centsworth

    I went there and it was posted “Seized by the US Government.”

  • hwnrdr

    Yes, but that is it…remember, Charles hasn’t really had success running against us…for some reason

  • marks hair

    you guys act like taking a 2 win team to the playoffs is a bad thing

  • dplunk

    only AFCW games so far has involved the Raiders (2 of them on the road KC, Den). things will start shaping itself out when the other AFCW teams play each other.

  • marks hair

    but that’s it?!
    last year they won 2 games…
    now they are going to the playoffs with a chance to dance…
    plus their team is young and stacked with Pro Bowl level Talent

  • Just Fire Baby

    It’s not, I would gladly take it. Just saying they aren’t any more “for real” then the 2012 Redskins or the Mike Vick eagles playoff teams. Get in, lose immediately, don’t make the playoffs again for a few years.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Try the refreshed version or the one I posted after. I guarantee it!

  • R8erEduc8er

    I think they’re a solid team that somehow gets teams to play at their worst against them. May sound homerish but they don’t look 6-0 good to me.

  • marks hair

    their talent level is much higher than ours and their cap is good… I see them staying strong for awhile..

  • Just Fire Baby

    I see Andy Reid, and I see end of game and season meltdowns.

  • hwnrdr

    OK…remember 2010 when the same thing happened? They got blown in the playoffs. Yes, they got young pro-bowl talent, but they are not THERE yet! They kept saying “The showdown with Denver”…as much as I hate Denver, they”re gonna kill them!

  • Prometheus

    Queefs will get smashed by dungver soon.

  • marks hair

    I just see lots of winning….

    reid isn’t my favorite hc, but id trade him for títs in a heartbeat.

  • Prometheus

    u should ask P6P if the Queefs D is for real.

  • Prometheus

    queefs can’t beat a top offense. Pats, dungver, colts all beat the queefs IMO. alice smith with no pass game won’t cut it.

  • marks hair

    I’ll just answer all of you at once.. kc isn’t as good as dungver.. big f’ing deal.. they have gone from worst to first. I wish we had turned things around so quickly. they are very young and talented at the line of scrimmage.. they have a solid coach. we are slowly getting better but I’m not sure what’s going to happen with us..

  • willy91137

    the last GM that was at Kansas City drafted very well all them defense of players he drafted but that’s the way it goes Harbaugh took over the 49ers after they had four of five years of very high picks and they drafted well when Harbaugh got there it was all there he had to put it together

  • willy91137

    you have to realize in the NFL a team like Denver and a team like Kansas City there is very little difference you switch quarterbacks with Denver and Kansas City is better than Denver’s there’s a lot of parody in the NFL

  • Dakota

    Is anyone else even playing in Dell’s FFL? I am 6-0….

  • The_Judge37

    FK you TP2

  • Dakota

    I just hope that when KC and Denver play each other eventually, each team loses 22 starters to season ending injuries.

  • willy91137

    Right on

  • SnBG

    Good morning nation, it took KC awhile to get back into form. After Vemell left they went down hill for awhile, had some QB and coach issues. All the while Pioli was drafting well but there was some trouble with Pioli also. Now they have a GM and HC that are in sinc. The talent was there before Reid got there. Remember they were rollin just a couple of years ago. We are headed in a good direction. Our D has gotten why better and now we are going to build this offense. When we get our starting line going we will be much better.

  • SnBG

    Colts got rolled in SD last night. You never know what can happen. KC may have the best D in the league. That’s just how it is for now. I hope our O line is healthy when the Chiefs come to town. Then we will see how good we are.

  • Dakota

    Pioli hung himself by latching on to a QB from his former team and making two bad calls on head coaches…….sound somewhat familiar?

  • Prometheus

    its going to be Dungver vs Seattle in the SB. Dungver wins 33-27.. Queefs will be long eliminated. And Raiders will have a top 10 pick.

  • Jayhawk_Raider

    wow, our O line is really bad.

  • Prometheus

    all about having the GOAT as your QB.

  • SnBG

    The problem with the Chiefs is Alex Smith. Can he score enough against the Peytons. He’s been having trouble lately and we held him to about 122 yrds. He even admitted that our D confused him at times.

  • Prometheus

    DHB(drops hella balls) dropped a TD pass. too funny.. Colts are still 2nd best afc team IMO

  • Jayhawk_Raider

    Pryor didn’ t play well but hard to take all the blame when our O line stood absolutely no chance against KC’s front 7.

  • willy91137

    Dennis Alan has just started that defense next year it will really be good he gets a couple more pieces and will have one of the best defenses in the league that completely baffled Philip Rivers Denver scored less against us than any other team

  • Prometheus

    P6P got the credit for the SD game so he can get the credit for the panic INTs he threw. it was bad. wasn’t like he missed deep

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

    It was Palmer’s fault!

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

    Yes I am 4-2 and yes I see you dominating AGAIN!

  • willy91137

    Have you seen our boy is playing this year’s is still throwing INT’s

  • Prometheus

    P6P2.0 learned the art of bad INTs from P6P1.0 HAHAHAH!!!

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

    Yeah he is 3-3 in that tough division

  • Prometheus

    P6P1.0 is playing about as well as P6P2.0.. looking at their stats. P6P2.0 really hasn’t been an upgrade at all.

  • SnBG

    Things where so bad between Pioli and Haley that Haley accused Pioli of spying on him with hidden cameras.

  • Prometheus

    would like to see OAK draft the best Pass rusher they can get. would really round out the D. top 10 defense easily.

  • Dakota

    4-2….not bad….you are like the Bills of the 1990s.