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Allen says Pryor’s knee injury wasn’t difference in Raiders-Giants game

By Steve Corkran
Monday, November 11th, 2013 at 1:49 pm in Oakland Raiders.

ALAMEDA – Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Monday that quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s right knee injury was more severe than he realized. Even so, that wasn’t the determining factor in the Raiders loss to the New York Giants.
“When you watch the game, I didn’t look at it and think that that was really the limitation that held us back there,” Allen said Monday in his weekly day-after-game news conference.
Just the same, Allen added, he intends to meet with Pryor so that he can get a full grasp of where Pryor stands in terms of health.
Pryor completed 11 of 26 passes for 122 yards, with one interception, in a 24-20 loss Sunday. He also ran only five times for 19 yards and fumbled once.
Afterward, Pryor said that he played with a sprained medial collateral ligament that he suffered against the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 3. The knee worsened as the week progressed.
“It was obvious that there wasn’t that explosiveness that we had seen out of him prior to the injury,” Allen said. “I’ll sit down and visit with Terrelle a little bit more and find out exactly where he is physically.
“It wasn’t something that we thought was going to be a big factor going into the game. But, obviously, it was a factor.”
Allen said he admires Pryor for wanting to play at less than 100 percent, as he does with all his players.
At the same time, he added, there’s a fine line between playing through pain and knowing when to ask out.
“You got to be effective,” Allen said. “If you’re injured and can’t help the football team, then it’s best that we have somebody else in there.”
Allen said he didn’t consider removing Pryor from the game Sunday, either because of Pryor’s limited effectiveness or inconsistent play. Pryor remains the unquestioned starter as long as he’s healthy enough.
Undrafted free agent Matt McGloin is the only other quarterback on Oakland’s 53-man roster. Fourth-round draft pick Tyler Wilson is on the practice squad.

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  • Michael

    Pre game meal

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    DA will be on at 3:15.

  • Dakota

    Veldheer LT
    Wiz LG
    Mack C
    Incognito RG
    Watkins RT
    fawqing nasty!

  • the famous dr robert

    On where?

  • RediaR

    If you’re pissed because of Barnes’ penalties, Incognito is not your man.

  • RediaR

    Lost in all of this controversy is the fact that Incognito isn’t very good and takes his share of penalties (personal fouls included). There are better options.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    No, he wasn’t “better.” He lost the job in training camp. His one opportunity to win a regular season game, he lost.
    If your Mark, you need seats filled in order to get your product on tv. It’s a business.
    The Pryor Raiders and the Flynn Raiders are like movies: neither will win a prestigious award, but one movie is entertaining so you’ll pay to see it and the other movie is so dull you won’t.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$

  • Dakota

    Then why did he make the pro bowl last year? I’ll take some penalties as long as he brings some nasty run blocking along with it…..Queeeef is just nasty in the bad sense of the word.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    How? Well, not during the season, unless you sign Incognito. You do it in the draft or free agency and you get healthy with Veldeer back.

  • SnBG

    W. He’s fast and that’s what we need in todays NFL when the great pass rushers line up on both sides of the Oline. R

  • Jim Jesus

    Aren’t all QUEFFS nasty?

  • Jim Jesus

    Not seeing wide open receivers is a HUGE problem. DA on right now 95.7

  • the famous dr robert

    Pryor was never better. They brought Flynn in to start and it was idiotic to go with Pryor.

    Ur obviously not a fan of football. U just enjoy “excitement”.

    U should be on a figure skating blog.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    He used his feet and eyes to find the hole, something DMac doesn’t do. Dmac can only be effective if the hole is huge and then he’s good through it.

  • SnBG

    Hulk and Watson could become great bookends for us.

  • Michael

    Well you can’t expect your qb to see wide open wrs can you? Otherwise what the hell have we been playing these guys for at the position the last 10 years

  • the famous dr robert

    New post

  • SnBG

    Dr, go talk to Mariota. OK

  • 2romes

    Do you like Wilson ? Should he be replaced to engage a different type of QB or is he a keeper? Would you go with a system QB like Alex smith or do only settle for dynamic, Rogers

  • Howard Benner

    To homever it may concern; I was merely reporting how thin the replacement market for OG’s is. . .you didn’t grasp that from my post? Wow. . .what else have you mis inprepreted?

  • Howard Benner

    You missed my point. My point was how woeful (I did preface my remark with that analogy) the FA market for OG’ was, along with my earlier post referring to the woeful state of college OG’s..sheesh!

  • Howard Benner

    I agree Veldheer (and most of the talent evaluators) is better suited to the right side of the OL. Watson is a better athlete, to be sure. . .we won’t see that until next year & your deduction that Veldheer would opt to remain on the left side as LT’s are the highest paid Olmen. . .but perhaps the Raiders overpay as Watson will still ahve two (perhaps three) years remaining under his rookie contract. . .

  • the famous dr robert

    I have serious questions about his mechanics.

    But I also don’t trust DA’s opinion.

    So i would like a look. He was highly touted at one time.

  • Scott Reid

    The problems with the Raiders at this point are:
    1.) Journeyman O-line cannot stand up to elite D-line teams.
    2.) WR corps’ best receiver is a journeyman that drops the ball with regularity.
    3.) Offensive play calling is poor as well they cannot make adjustments after the half.
    4.) Offensive play book is weak and full of poorly designed plays.

    2014 Pre-Draft: new head coach, new offensive coordinator.

    2014 Draft: elite WR1 and WR2, O-line help.

    2014 Post Draft: free agent RB1

  • wildsach

    offensive playcalling is based on the O-line, if you don’t have a good O-line, your only option is a very mobile QB. A TP, McGloin is not. He needs more than a split-second after the snap.

  • wildsach

    Agree. Why McGloin is better for the job. The guy is smart with definite leadership qualities. Has attitude & fight (moxie). He knows how to read defenses.

  • wildsach

    yes, calling the right plays & then giving the WR’s & QB time to implement them.

  • wildsach

    McGloin just needs more experience. He has little NFL experience other than a few minutes of mop-up.

  • wildsach

    DA knows running QB’s likeTP, just don’t last. His legs only got him so far. At some time, you gotta read the opp’s D.

  • wildsach

    of course, when the O-line isn’t performing. Any team who has a woeful O-line needs a running QB to give them their best shot.

  • Mike Johnson

    Bone chips. Sometimes, a knee injury can break off fragments from
    the bone or cartilage. These pieces can get stuck in the joint, causing
    it to freeze up. You may also have pain and swelling.

    http://www.footsolutions.ca