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Pryor goes to great lengths to keep tabs on teammates

ALAMEDA – Terrelle Pryor rallied to the defense of bullied Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin on Wednesday and said that a big part of his job as the starting quarterback of the Raiders is to make sure that players comport themselves in an acceptable manner.
Martin, according to numerous reports, was bullied by Dolphins guard Richie Incognito the past 1 1/2 seasons, to the point where Martin had enough and left the team last week.
“As you get to be a professional, a lot of your job becomes more than just going out on the field and playing,” Pryor said.
The job description of a quarterback, he added, entails keeping tabs on the way players behave and taking action before a situation like the one that unfolded in Miami has a chance to occur.
“The quarterback is very responsible for in-house, locker room things, deals, and quieting situations down,” Pryor said. “He’s the one that people are going to listen to if they respect you enough.”
On Monday, Raiders coach Dennis Allen said he is responsible for the actions of his players, be it on the field, in the locker room, in the community, wherever.
Pryor feels the same way, and he isn’t afraid to take action. For example, he said, there are times when he might offer to share a taxicab ride with a teammate after that player has had a drink.
Such gestures show that Pryor cares, that he is a leader on and off the field and that he is watching over his teammates.
“Something small like that, you just get so much respect from your teammates that you stopped and helped him,” Pryor said. “So, it’s just little things like that matters and that definitely comes (with) a leadership role.”
As for Martin, Pryor said he has watched video of Martin since he joined the NFL. He also got to see Martin play against the Raiders last season.
Pryor is pulling for Martin to overcome the issues he is dealing with right now.
“I definitely hope we see Martin playing again soon,” Pryor said. “He’s a good player and my hat’s off to him for standing up and being a man.”

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  • plunkhead

    Homeboy could not handle being 3,000 miles from home.
    Might as well sign him up and see if he can Raider up

  • Papertiger

    They even can let Martin bully Nix if it would make him feel better. Everybody else does anyway.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    I was listening to a discussion on the radio with a sports writer for the Miami newspaper (didn’t catch his name.) The interviewer was irate about Inconito’s bullying behavior and the writer, not arguing with him, did try mightily to point out that he “could assure you” that the Miami players “understand” and “side with” Incognito, not Martin. When pressed to explain WHY they would side with the bad guy here,the writer pointed out that within the fraternity of the team, they saw Martin as a quitter By leaving the team and Incognito as the fighter. _Which one would you rather be in the ditch with when the bullets began to fly” type thing.

  • rifflicks

    What a crock of Manure….Does Pryor think we don’t see him sitting by himself between drives pouting, and having a private pity party…..he don’t give a rat’s patoot about the other players enough to boost their morale , cheer them up, or discuss what they need to do different…..now we’re suppose to believe he is their leader, mentor, and confidante off of the field….and when you consider the players don’t approach him between drives….they probably don’t give a rat’s Patoot about him either

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

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    In between, the Diggity Dawg completed amazing lyrics to 2 more Rasta Ganja jamz that would make Sandy’s booty shorts disintegrate in zero gravity

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  • Papertiger

    Yeah the fact that Martin didn’t at least clock Incognito but instead broke the code of the lockeroom by going public really set his teammates against him.

    After all, snitches get…

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    Dude, you’re such a major party zero. Why are you bummin’ so hard all the time? Try smoking a bowl with a stripper (or a picture of a stripper) and wear looser undies

    Maybe your nads just need better circulation, could be an easy fix

    You’re welcome in advance, holla

  • plunkhead

    What in the world possessed Sandy to hook up with that so called loser snitch druggie wannabe biker?
    Some things will never be lived down

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    That took some of the shine off, but she more than makes up for it in Gravity

    She’s totally floating in a pair of booty shorts just waiting for major Dawg penetration

    I’m going to try to super slo mo it and see if I can catch any camel toe

  • eseterik78

    “As you get to be a professional, a lot of your job becomes more than just going out on the field and playing,” Pryor said.

    Right, but if you don’t get your number one job done noone listens.
    Step it up big time kid!

  • brad

    He as in Pryor is still considered a rookie in playing time and is right in what he says. When you see Valdeer and Watson and Wiz and Whoever else up front Then bash him for running around. Pryor is fine with me! We are still building you know! LOL! Go Raiders!

  • Raideraholic

    The way the Raiders played Last week I thought Jeffrey Lurie hired R. Incognito to bully the Raider defensive backs before the game.