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Jennings earns more ‘touches’ based on strong showings

ALAMEDA – Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Monday that quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s right knee injury is 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.”
Running back Rashad Jennings said he was “too dialed in” on his own job to notice whether Pryor’s movement and play were restricted by Pryor’s injury.
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.”
Pryor did what Jennings and most other NFL players do, Jennings said, by playing hurt.
“Most players that I’ve ever met who have played this game, you have to take them off the field,” Jennings said. “They’re not just going to walk off. I don’t question anything.”
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.
Pryor’s status for this Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans is in question until he tests it out at practice this week. His first shot at that comes Wednesday.
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.

– Rookie Menelik Watson’s first NFL start in a regular-season game didn’t go quite as well as planned.
Most glaring, he got beat soundly on the play in which Pryor fumbled. Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka blew past Watson and knocked the ball out of Pryor’s hand on a key play in the game.
“He struggled a little bit in this game,” Allen said.
In fairness, most players struggle against a Giants defensive line that features the likes of Justin Tuck, Jason Pierre Paul and Kiwanuka.
“There were some good things he did in the game and obviously some times that he struggled a little bit,” Allen said. “Hopefully we’ll learn from that and continue to get better at that.”

– Jennings rushed for 190 yards and caught nine passes for 93 yards in his past two games while filling in for injured starter Darren McFadden.
Allen said Jennings has played well enough to warrant increased playing time, even if McFadden is healthy enough to play. He stopped shy of saying that Jennings will start.
“It’s a production business,” Allen said, “and when he’s had the opportunity to go in there, he has produced. When you do that, you get more opportunities. … He’s going to get his touches because he’s earned his touches.”
Jennings seemed unfazed by the ringing endorsement from his coach. His focus remains on finding even more ways to help the Raiders win games.
“We deserve more victories than we’ve been giving ourselves,” Jennings said. “There’s no moral victories. We’re going to continue to grow as a team, no question. But we got to grow up now and learn how to close out games.”
Allen said his team’s latest loss doesn’t change his opinion of what his players are capable of doing the final seven games.
“I like that locker room in there,” Allen said. “Those guys are going to continue to fight. They’re going to continue to compete. We’re going to get this thing turned around.”

– The Raiders waived offensive lineman Jack Cornell. They now have a vacancy on their 53-man roster.

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  • RaidingTexas

    He wouldn’t even let them give him a pain med shot in his foot.

  • Dakota

    Election looks close, so they dial up Hurricane Sandy.
    Obama Care is a monumental mess and the lies are coming to the surface…..giant typhoon in the Philippines.
    Coincidence or HAARP?
    lmao

  • rifflicks

    defend Pryor some more

  • Dakota

    lies

  • RaiderDebo

    Ate up tons of money?? He was cut during the uncapped year. No salary cap implications. Killed coaches and WRs??? They all kept their jobs until they proved they were unfit to be here. And Zach Miller has never reached the heights he achieved with JR throwing him the ball. He owes JR 20% of his contract for getting him paid in Seattle. Anyone will come here if we pay enough. We’ve been “overpaying” for players long before he got here. Same for the bad attitude. As far as being a laughingstock, remember, we’d lost at least 10 games every season for FIVE years before we even drafted JR. We were 2-14 the year he came. I think this organization did a fine job of being a laughingstock without JR’s help. And he finished his 1st year as a starter with a 77 rating, higher than Andrew Luck’s last year.

  • Michael

    He will be available and is much better than anything we have. Vick wouldn’t wanna come here tho. But if he is willing to trade 2 picks for a qb just to cut him he may be willing to bring in Vick

  • LB32

    OK, the guy has been cut more than a boxer but you think he’s good. He was rated as a clip board carrier.

    http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles?id=367

  • _Mista_

    SeyGlen666 who is that pro bowler you like so much? Did he ever get a job?

    What was his name……oh ya Rich Seymour!

  • Dakota

    No thanks, he will give Wiz herpes and ruin one of our few decent players.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    OK. Terrelle Pryor absolutely has the necessary work ethic, size, and running speed for the NFL quarterback position.

  • LB32

    Since you like scouting reports, Flynn was rated as a clipboard holder.
    http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles?id=367

  • the famous dr robert

    460 yards and 6 tds in one game.

    90+ career rating.

    yep. he’s good.

  • GhostToThePost

    Sorry MR/Alex/Slob
    As slob you stated flynn was the #8 qb.
    Turns out he’s what? 25th?
    try again, loser

  • the famous dr robert

    he was horrendous. if u don’t know that, then there’s no hope for u.

    there is ZERO to say otherwise.

    all evidence says he sucked.

  • rifflicks

    Unfortunately though he lacks the Mental capacity to succeed

  • RaiderDebo

    Ummm, not the evidence I just presented.

  • Alex7

    Next NFL lesson for those wanting to learn:

    Bad teams shouldn’t waste picks on high 1st round O-linemen.

    Jaguars pick Eugene Monroe and Joekel = still a jokel.
    Browns picked Joe Thomas = still suck.
    Dolphins picked Jake Long = still sucked (he’s gone now)
    Bengals pick Andrew Smith = bust
    Chiefs picked O & D-line left and right 2008-2012 = sucked.
    Rams pick Jason Smith = bust

    What turns bad teams around? QBs and to a lesser degree WRs.

    QBs helped turn around these franchises: Eagles, Redskins, Seahawks, 49ers, Lions, Bears, Broncos, Chiefs, Saints, Falcons, and Panthers.

    WRs helped the Lions, Bears, Broncos (even with Tebow!), Falcons, Bengals, and Steelers (nothing w/o Wallace).

  • JOn Wooah

    I guess Mark Schlareth and Captain DA are “HONORARY Soul Brothas” for liking TP2 now huh?? bahahaha

  • GhostToThePost

    so cute when you talk to yourself.

  • LB32

    That’s why we should’ve kept JC over CP. Best QB we’ve had in years.

  • _Mista_

    8 years of Hussein the socialist/marxist community organizer set this country back 50 yrs.

  • rifflicks

    Wipe the schlareth off of your chin

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    And the arm accuracy. Pity, too, because he obviously wants so badly to be a successful NFL quarterback.

  • the famous dr robert

    career rating of 90+ would mean he’s 8th this year.

    still chasing me danny?

    ahh, the price of fame. stalkers can’t stop thinking of u.

    hey danny, hug and a kiss, say my name bl tch.

    lol.

  • JOn Wooah

    Da could easily go with McGloin.. NOPE. Its Tp2 till unless he is injured. Thats they way its gonna be, so call into your radio shows, post racist pics for negro’s. ITs not working. Nothing changes but u guys getting more upset.

    Tp2 is our Fearless leader, guys need to deal with it. Or go get packer jerseys and cheer for Mat Flyn who quit on the raiders and couldnt play behind this OLINE.

    Your choice. Tp2 is our Quarterback. and Alpha Leader

  • rifflicks

    How many years have you shown your mental incompetence on this blog?

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Nominate a better candidate than Mitt freaking Romney next time.

  • the famous dr robert

    lol. yeah, we are all the same.

    that’s how y excuse ur crossposting.

    “turnabout is fair play”

    (ur the only one danny. shh. ur the crazy one.)

  • spiff

    no food stamps WHAT……? expect anarchy

  • rifflicks

    so does TP give you a little kiss for each of your posts?

  • the famous dr robert

    stats. production.

    he sucked horribly.

    can’t blame everyone else all the time.

    excuses are for losers.

  • Dakota

    Than Hillary? Not a problem.

  • Michael

    You forgot gallery haha

  • rifflicks

    welcome aboard

  • the famous dr robert

    running ability? for the qb position?

    oh Lord.

  • Dakota

    This has to be that puzzy Mistic1 posting under this tools name.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    The only GOP candidate who could MAYBE beat Hillary in 2016 is Chris Christie. If you guys nominate Rick Perry or Rick Santorum or Bobby Jindal? Hillary might just win all 50 states.

  • _Mista_

    SeyGlen666 is on break so rifflicksb@lls is the only chihuahua yapping at the moment.

    Good little tr0ll…

  • _Mista_

    SeyGlen666 is on break so rifflicksb@lls is the only chihuahua yapping at the moment.

    Good little tr0ll…

  • the famous dr robert

    yeah. been here a lot since missdick disappeared.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Running ability can be a big help at QB. Ask Steve Young, for instance. Unfortunately for #2, it’s not the main factor.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Running ability can be a big help at QB. Ask Steve Young, for instance. Unfortunately for #2, it’s not the main factor.

  • LB32

    First, you start off talking about the draft then you justify your logic with teams that picked up QBs through trades or FA. 49ers, Bears, Broncos, Chiefs, and Saints.

  • the famous dr robert

    The Sane Train (c) is filling up quickly.

    people seeing a 69 rated qb and thinking “i guess doc and all the non-crazies were right.”

  • GhostToThePost

    the famous dr robert:

    Check the stats dummy. Flynn’s 90+ rating would place him #8.

    I’m right again.
    ==========
    LOL
    Flynn’s rating is below 84, you clown.
    Which means around TWENTY FIVE OTHER QB’S RATINGS ARE HIGHER, YOU CLOWN.

    You know what you need?
    A trip to Fisherman’s Wharf.
    Yeah, that’s the ticket.
    Let us know how that goes.

    Have to admit. Laughing at you is a nice release after a busy day.
    You wouldn’t know about that, slob.
    Because, as you stated, you post all day and all night, and to you, that makes you ‘A MAN’

  • Alex7

    O-line is overrated:

    49ers draft a bunch of 1st round linemen = suck with Singletary trying to ram the ball 30 times with Gore.

    new QB shows up = Super Bowl immediately.

  • rifflicks

    well don’t cry…wipe your tears and rest assured I’ll leave your weak posts for other

  • the famous dr robert

    yes, i know. i have posted on it a few times.

  • the famous dr robert

    90+ career rating dummy danny the douche

  • Dakota

    Christie will be the candidate. No worries. Can’t wait to see him grill her on her contributory negligence in the death of those Americans in Libya.