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

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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  • R8drTahoe in SF

    Well, it is true that Terrelle Pryor is the best option that this team has on the roster I guess.

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    There is a lot of room for improvement throughout the roster… Most fans that have watched and knew this team and it’s players the past decade knew that coming into this season and didn’t expect much. Then a little bit of success went to our heads and gave us more hope than we had coming into this season… However, reality set in again and the team is what we thought it was.

  • JOn Wooah

    Colin Kaepernick is better then anyone coming out in the draft this coming year. Yet yesterday he had ZERO TE to throw to… now WR who really got open and was running for his life behind a great OLINE EVEN.. What happens ?? He throws for 71 yards.

    I wonder if there was some clueless 49er fan screaming… “WE NEED AARON MURAY”… Give us Aj mcCarron bahahaha

    We want alex smith back lmao

  • seymour bush

    The knee had nothing to do with his terrible play. Not being a QB did.

  • JOn Wooah

    Carson Palmer wanted nothing to do with this Coaching staff and Regime this upcoming year .. especially after HUE was gone thats why he forced his way out.

    He wanted nothing to do with playing with these WR’s or OLINE even with VELDHERE…

    Even then he is average about 2 ints a game and 1 fumble.

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    That 2nd and goal from the 1 play to Moore could have been a touchdown. Had Moore held onto the ball, it was possible for him to have both feet in with possession of the ball I think. Strictly opinion, but many top receivers in the NFL would have had that one.

  • JOn Wooah

    Steve Corkran
    ‏@CorkOnTheNFL
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    Coach Dennis Allen said he
    didn’t consider removing Terrelle Pryor from Giants game Sunday. Pryor’s
    his QB moving foward, as long as healthy

  • JOn Wooah

    BOOOOOM!!! There u have it flyn trolls and Mgloin lovers. DA knows TP2 is the best Qb for this crappy OLINE..

    He know he is our Alpha Qb.. aka our fearless LEADER.. Now stop with the bad qb play.

    Its bad OLINE and bad ROUTE RUNNING WR play we have. How are they gonna upgrade that for Tp2. Reggie loves tp2.. he has said it.

  • Charlie

    You know who you are from last year:
    “The Oline is fine.
    Palmer is not mobile enough. Start TP.”

    ‘Fire Knapp and the Oline coach. They suck. Bad coaching is the problem. ”

    We are playing TP.
    We have a new OC.
    We have one of the most respected Oline coaches in game in Sparagno.
    SAME EFFING RESULT.

    We will continue draft better Olineman in rounds 1-3 and build the lines with some REAL talent.
    Till then you can have any QB and any coach you want.
    Without time and space afforded by a good Oline we will lose.

  • SaintKaufman

    You’re funny!

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    I agree with you, but I think they should rest Pryor next game if he isn’t healthy and start McGloin. Jaws had some great analysis on Pryor today. Pryor has to improve his passing. Jaws said it can be done.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    At 2:30 Rahad Jennings will be on The Game. 97.5 (I might add that while I enjoy listening to players on occasion, I rarely learn anything since I know they tread carefully about what they say.)

  • VanHeathen30

    Tp will be Big Mac’s scapegoat with the fans for another lost season…Even though Big mac traded for and signed Flynn, who;s pre season flame out gave TP a chance to be the starter, after a year of hearinghow TP wasn’t ready to be so…
    He’s instantly given the job outright, can’t call that a plan.
    So who’e really at fault for this debacle we are now witmessing. Easy to blame iton the QB, yet the roster is full of back ups starting and CFL talent as depth…
    BTW: 9 new starters on D, half on 1 yr deals, who will fly to another team aren’t building anything, just a quick patch job for this season…

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    True, but Marcel said we’re a much better team than last year(that’s not saying much) but he’s as frustrated as anyone that we’re not winning…But Marcel does have Mark’s ear from I’ve been told.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    He’s kind of all we’ve really got, though, right? That doesn’t mean he’s any good.

  • gurneyhallack

    Mr. Allen you are right. The knee injury wasn’t the difference in the game. The difference in the game is Pryor’s inability to throw the ball like an NFL quarterback and especially to make the read and throw in decent time. McGloin can make quick decisions. Let’s see what he’s got.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Papa: main difference between Kap and TP is Kap is a qb who can run while TP is a running qb. So far, that’s true.

  • Charlie

    We are a much better team while paying about $50 million less.
    We are light years ahead of where we were last year.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    I can bet that Papa’s thoughts on TP come a great deal from his broadcast partner, Tom Flores, who knows a bit about gauging qbs.
    Sounds like one of our own has just called in to back up TP and Papa tells him what he said earlier: build the team, then get a qb. In other words, he’s saying, unless you can get a “Luck type” then stay with the qbs you have and then get a qb after you build the other parts of the team.

  • 2romes

    I guess you don’t need both knees to throw the ball in the NFL.

  • Michael

    Yes Dennis. The difference in the game is that the coaching staff has no idea what offensive plays to call and once again got dominated in the 2nd half

  • VanHeathen30

    Anyone ask DA what the status on DJ Hiding?
    Or is he being eased into the shadows?
    Big Mac with a can’t miss pick there…

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    Anybody that expected anything more than mediocrity from the piece-mail roster that was thrown together this off season was delusional.
    Heading into this season:
    The offense lacked a #1 WR, a good TE, dependable Oline (Veldheer was the only one I trusted heading into this season), a solid RB the team could depend on for the season, and an unquestionable QB.
    The defense lacked a starting caliber Dline (Houston was the only known commodity), starting caliber linebackers (Burris was the only known commodity and only as mediocre), and starting caliber CBs (the castoff crew was an unknown). The safeties were questionable as nobody knew how much Woodson had left, and Branch was suspect to some.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Papa: “How often do you see the Raiders get to the line and the qb audible?”
    Broadcast partner answer: “Never.”
    Jon Ritchie coming up. I miss Ritchie.

  • Michael

    Ha dude I hope you’re not expecting even mediocrity out of this team

  • DJ Johnny

    DA can stick w/ Pryor all the way to the unemployment line.
    The game was right there for Pryor to win but he choked it away…AGAIN.
    Backbreaking pick in the 3rd that changed the entire game and STILL had a chance to win it…but CHOKED it away and with it any hope for the postseason.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Yes, and the D players have said that as well. I agree with them. We are a better team than last year’s team.

  • Michael

    I predict in the draft when we desperately need an impact lineman on either side….reg will take a safety

  • SnBG

    He also had an opportunity to hit Holmes in the end zone for a TD and underthrew him.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    What scares me is they said Tebow could become a better passer too. He didn’t, though.

  • Charlie

    Tahoe
    Add to that having $50 million in dead money without a full set of draft picks till 2014 and you have a 3-5 year rebuilding project.
    2014 is year 3.
    Patience. Reggie has been on the job 22 months with no resources.

  • SnBG

    Can we all agree that Pryor isn’t the answer?

  • 2romes

    Just what I have been saying all along.

  • DJ Johnny

    ..and Streator wide open for another TD.
    My gosh people. When is enough …enough?

  • VanHeathen30

    Post season hope ended when KC and Den both got to 8 wins…Mgmt knows it, but there trying to spin it to keep fans in the seats on Sunday.

  • SaintKaufman

    Ha! Good luck with that one in here.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Disagree. The ball was thrown too late for any receiver’s feet to get in. Did you see how far out he was?

  • http://Raiders.com/ Dan78

    The team is who we all thought it was before the season….. Lots of us thought they would win 5 or 6 games…. We just got excited that they were having success early…. But reality is striking quick…. We still need better players and we need better coaching on Offense…. I think we need to move on from some of these guys and look for playmakers….

  • Charlie

    Again??
    He is basically a rookie.
    I guess you would have cut Peyton after his rookie year.
    Peyton was 3-13.

  • SnBG

    This D has been balling. Get a pass rusher and they can get even better.

  • Michael

    Just please let him build the lines. I don’t care if its draft or free agents.

  • SnBG

    Can we all just agree to get along?

  • SnBG

    Right on!

  • Charlie

    Can we actually have a real Oline before assessing QB play?
    How have Ben and Eli fared without protection?
    They said the same thing about Plunkett till he came to the Raiders. Gave him some time and he wins two super bowls.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    I’d say he’s not probably the long-term answer, but I’m good with him being given the rest of the year and battling it out with someone in camp next year. If a good qb choice in the draft isn’t available to us this year, then get our O-line finalized and add a rusher and stick with mediocre qbs until we find one. After all, if good qbs were easy to find, all the teams in the league would be good, and clearly they aren’t.

  • Michael

    Ford has turned into a waste of a roster space. Definitely need to move on from him. Such a shame…seemed so promising a couple years ago. Seems like a theme with young wrs we draft

  • SaintKaufman

    The old 24 yr old rookie that has been in the league since 2011 eh?? LOL!

  • SnBG

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the coaching on the offensive side of the ball. The problem is Pryor and the injured O line.

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    I’m already knowing Charlie. Even next season my expectations will be dampened… I expect the roster to be seriously upgraded, but understand that they will still require the the “gelling” period before being anything but competitive.

  • SnBG

    Thank god now we can get rid of Mcfadden. They won’t keep him after this year and its about time.