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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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  • 2romes

    Wow, what a let down.

  • Dakota

    I don’t think so….let me check.

  • Michael

    Or it shows the only time he can do the smart thing is when injuries force him to!

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    You guys act like pro bowl receivers are always a yd open….no, it’s just that they can catch what is thrown in their direction.

  • the famous dr robert

    The better passer is always the best option.

    If take Flynn’s 83 rated 240 yard performance in a heartbeat over Pryor.

    And McGloin wasn’t sacked once in 15 attempts.

    Ur desperate. The idea pryors athleticism is “needed” behind this OL is a garbage myth.

  • JOn Wooah

    The good thing for Tp2 is reggie loves the guy.. i heard his interview on PFT.. said the kid can be great.. “we just need to help him with playmakers” well start with OLINE .. then get on the playmakers reggie.

    Guys listen. We dont have time to get mad or angry. WE need legit OLINE. In the words of the Mr. Al Davis , are u mad? well get OVAH IT

  • the famous dr robert

    Our qb is the worst in the nfl. Nothing to build around.

    He makes the OL and WR seem worse than they are.

    He’s worse than they are easily.

  • JOn Wooah

    Mat flyn, tyler small hands wilson.. those were reggies guys.. .Guess what?? Reggie loves Al’s guy.. good thing he doesnt care.

    He knows who the true leader and best qb on this team is. Its tp2.

  • SnBG

    What did we need Austin for at the time.We have Moore who is on pace to have 1000 yrds receiving this year and probably if we had a real QB he would have more. Reg was going for Oline and depth.

  • SnBG

    His history says different.

  • JOn Wooah

    Steve Corkran
    ‏@CorkOnTheNFL

    5m

    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

    ———————————-

    Guys listen to captain DA. U guys can get mad, scream, complain, cry, call into radio shows, post racist pics, pound the blogs. ITs not changing a thing PERIOD. Maybe u can help us out on how can we get this protection better for TP2

  • SnBG

    Accurately, you might add. TP can’t throw accurate.

  • the famous dr robert

    Pryor is on the way out. Thank u!

    The omega make us hurt and we get to see a real qb. Thank u!

  • SaintKaufman

    Dude, stop! My side hurts and I’m almost out of tears. Just quit it. Please!!!

  • SnBG

    No I don’t blame the coaches trying to use DMC this year. They wanted to see what he can do in his contract year. This a rebuilding team with an OC that is new and needs time to get to know his players. That’s why we need continuity with our coaches.

  • willy91137

    Because of prior’s leg

  • the famous dr robert

    Seems like ur the one on a blog trying desperately to convince us.

    Thank u for comedy!

  • lefty12

    Us or himself?

  • Dakota

    The suns got our 2013 1st rnd pick and our 2015 1st rnd pick (and two second round picks). I don’t think teams are allowed to trade their 1st round picks in consecutive years anymore (they can still draft a player on draft night and trade him, but just can’t trade the pick ahead of time).
    We have our 2014 draft pick.

    Lottery time!

  • Michael

    What real qb? Mcgloin? And in 4 weeks everyone clamoring to try Wilson? Real qb ain’t on the roster yet

  • Dakota

    Phoenix Suns: Receives L.A. Lakers 2015 first-round pick (1-5 protected in 2015, 1-3 in 2016, 1-3 in 2017, unprotected in 2018.)
    Read more at http://www.hoopsworld.com/draft-pick-debt#iz86ZVvmcR65MlBV.99

  • RediaR

    Just because DA says that doesn’t mean he actually means it or that his mind can’t change. It also doesn’t mean he’s right to do that.

  • SnBG

    Well said,

  • SnBG

    Not to mention Gonzales.

  • Jim Jesus

    That just shows DA’s stupidity and unwillingness to change and adapt. Same reason this team is HORRID at halftime adjustments.

  • willy91137

    The offensive line will get much better when Veldheer comes back I’d like to see him play on the right side but he probably won’t because that don’t pay as much as a left Watson would be a much better left tackle them Veldheer

  • VanHeathen30

    Anyone realize since Tarvers gave the refs the “Bird” we haven’t gotten a call on offense yet outside of an off sides…
    Don’t think the Zebra’s aren’t going to punish us for severely disrespecting them on national TV… Foolish move that has added another degree of difficulty to a difficult season…

  • RediaR

    Haha Walter.

  • the famous dr robert

    It’s not Pryor for sure.

    Next!

  • willy91137

    do not worry about him coming back he is done in Oakland if he plays into more games this year will be lucky to know but is it a pick him up and pay him what he wants to set on the bench and rub his knees

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Flynn flunked. The TP year is more exciting for the fan than the Flynn Flunk, even if the wins are about the same.
    Maybe if Flynn’s arm had remained strong, he’d be okay with a good O-line, but his arm isn’t okay. It’ll probably be strong for a game or two, then start giving him trouble again.
    He’s gone. He’s not our qb. I don’t care about him and all you’ve done is continue to embarrass yourself with what is, essentially, trolling.

  • Dakota

    Fire him.

  • RediaR

    What Pryor and McGloin both have in common is that they are both longshots. Pryor isn’t the answer. Next man up.

  • Jim Jesus

    LOL
    LOL

  • Michael

    Ha well obviously. But at this point maybe its who gives us the best chance to draft a legit one….maybe that is Pryor!

  • RediaR

    Not really

  • Dakota

    What language is this?

  • Fromalicious

    TP is a serviceable back-up QB period. He has skills that are innate and can’t be taught or coached, which is great, but those skills don’t include what’s needed to be an everyday NFL qb. He doesn’t go through his reads (granted, he’s running for his life most of the time, but when he IS protected, his first instinct is to tuck it and run). Those skills don’t include pocket passing, accuracy and how to read defenses unfortunately either. I like the kid, be he is NOT the answer for us long term. You can’t throw slants and wr screens all day in the NFL, and those 2 plays pretty much sum up our passing attack.

  • the famous dr robert

    All I’ve done is be right about every player.

    Flynn was better than Pryor and talking about “excitement for the fan” makes u sound like a housewife.

  • RediaR

    That is a solid point.

  • the famous dr robert

    McG was not sacked once in 15 attempts.

    So much for the “Bad OL makes Pryor necessary” nonsense.

  • 2romes

    Are u for McGloin. Where are with the QB situation. Keep Flynn out of the equation please. Do we have the QB you want and where can we get him

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Papa pointed out that the Giants got a good game from a running back yesterday, their other backs being hurt. He pointed out that the Giants, when healthy, keep 3 backs on the team for regular use and he lamented that most teams have one they regularly use, with a replacement for substitution on the bench.
    Well, he should know why. It’s windy in that NJ stadium and the Giants’ coach knows there’ll be a lot of games when the qb will have trouble throwing accurately because of that wind. Plus, the coach is old school–run the ball and tire out the d’s line.
    Makes me think he’s right. If your team doesn’t have a really accurate qb who can destroy with his arm, why not get yourself 3 backs and a strong line to take down the other team.
    Why do we have to think you can only win the big games with big arms? We’ve seen what has happened to Manning–only one Super Bowl win in spite of his passing. D and running can get you there.
    Will teams go back to that? Why not?

  • Michael

    Didn’t he only play in garbage time? I was done watching at that point, but I imagine eagles called off the dogs and didn’t bring pressure

  • RediaR

    Operation convince Pryor it was his idea to be a WR initiated. Well played DA.

  • Dakota

    I know how to find our QB. Re-sign Flynn and let him start the rest of the season, and then at 3-13 we should have a shot at one of the top two QBs in this draft.
    With Pryor we might win another game or two and ruin our draft position!

  • VanHeathen30

    Khalif Barnes got his tri feta of false starts and holding calls this week, living up to his Drive Killer reputation… Dude should have been gone two years ago.

  • RediaR

    He has false start cheese?

  • the famous dr robert

    I would say I’m “iffy” on McGloin.

    But he shows done legit passing skills. Worth a look.

  • Howard Benner

    I just saw the KFFL list of free agents for 2014. The best OG is. . .wait for it. . .Greg Olson will love this. . .Richie Incognito. . .

    So, if Jonathan Martin relocates to SF & is reunited with Jim Harbaugh the pieces will be in place for next year’s regular season matchup in Oakland between the Raiders & the 40whiners. . .

    On a more realistic note the OG position is an unmitigated disaster, FA & draft talent regardless. The Raiders need someone not named Khalif Barnes 7 his 35 yards in penalties withstanding. Do we really expect him to play better as an OG? Perhaps Matt McCants or Melnick Watson qualify, especially since the OT position provides quailty depth. I’m still going to cn=hampion my small college candidate, Billy Turner of NDSU. He might be an OG convert candidate. . .

    The only two candidates that aren’t affixed with a propensity for freelancing & a high sticker price (Jared Allen, anyone?) are Michael Johnson & his injury marred & underperforming to date 2013 (can you say Reg “one year wonder” potential contract, anyone) and Brian orakpo, who currently lines up as an OLB in the Deadskins 3-4 “D” alignment? WR isn’t much better; Jacoby Jones, hardly a #1 WR candidate & Hakeem Nicks, he of the many injuries & no TD’s in the past 12 games currrent history. . .

    The guy I still like for the first round pick is Eric Ebron, the TE/WR from North CArolina. @ 6’4″ & 245 he can play the hybrid role of slot receiver/TE. He still has to establish his in line blocking skills but he will be a player to be reckoned with & would add the inside threat TP craves. . .