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Pryor kept extent of injury to himself

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Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor admits he wasn’t completely forthcoming last week regarding his right knee sprain and was a spectator Wednesday while backup Matt McGloin took snaps with the first team offense.

“It was the competitive nature in myself,’’ Pryor said. “I was thinking, I can go out, I’ve just got to do this. I can go sit in the pocket.’ It fired back against me. I didn’t want to let my teammates down.’’

Coach Dennis Allen said Pryor would be monitored during the week and if unable to play, McGloin would become the Raiders third starting quarterback of the season after Pryor and the departed Matt Flynn.

“We’ll monitor Terrelle as he goes through the week and see how he’s feeling as the week goes on,’’ Allen said.

After not letting on regarding his knee last week, Pryor wasn’t making any bold predictions about facing the Texans Sunday at Reliant Stadium.

“It’s up to the training staff and D.A.,’’ Pryor said. “However he feels about the situation, that’s on him. And, obviously, myself, how I feel.’’

Pryor was 11 of 26 passes for 122 yards, one touchdown and an interception that Terrelle Thomas returned 65 yards to set up the go-ahead touchdown as the New York Giants beat the Raiders 24-20.

In his first four games, Pryor never completed less than 62.4 percent of his passes in any game, had games with passer ratings of 112.4 and 135.7 and had four touchdown passes and two interceptions.

In the last four games, Pryor hasn’t completed more than 53.7 percent of his passes in any game and has one touchdown pass and eight interceptions.

Pryor said he is no less confident in his ability.

“I think I still bring excitement. I think I make people’s eyes go wide on plays,’’ Pryor said. “I’m not too worried about a loss of confidence at all. It’s just a learned lesson and you try to put your head down and keep digging.’’

McGloin, the undrafted free agent out of Penn State, played late in a 49-20 loss to Philadelphia after Pryor twisted his knee on a scramble, completing 7 of 15 passes for 87yards.

A McGloin start would take the read option series out of play and give the Raiders an offense similar to what they anticipated during training camp until Flynn floundered and Pryor won the job.

McGloin was encouraged by the way the offense responded Wednesday.

“We’re obviously two different quarterbacks,’’ McGloin said. “Terrelle can do a lot of great things. I obviously don’t have the running ability he has, but I bring some good things to the table. I was proud of the way our offense handled me being in there for the first time.’’

– There are reinforcements on the way for the injury-wracked offensive line in the form of tackles Tony Pashos and Jared Veldheer, although perhaps not right way.

Pashos, out for the last four games with a hip injury, was limited in practice. Veldheer, who had triceps surgery late in training camp, put the pads on and began a 21-day clock during which time he can be taken of the injured reserve designated for return list and placed on the 53-man roster.

Allen said Pashos was limited, but did get some first team reps and “if he’s totally healthy you could see him in there.’’

Pashos said he participated only in the walkthrough “and some individual stuff’’ and couldn’t speculate on his availability.

“I’m happy to be out there and not in the training room,’’ Pashos said.

Whether it’s Pashos or rookie rookie Menelik Watson, the right tackle will have his hands full with Houston left end J.J. Watt. Watt, last season’s NFL Defensive player of the Year, had two forced fumbles and recoveries in a 27-24 loss to Arizona and has sacks in each of his last four games.

Veldheer’s progress will be monitored closely and Allen wouldn’t speculate when he could actually play in a game.

“Hopefully, it will be soon,’’ Allen said.

– Running back Darren McFadden (hamstring) and cornerback DJ Hayden (groin) were working with athletic trainers before heading inside once practice began.

Others who did not participate in included strong safety Tyvon Branch (ankle), place kicker Sebastian Janikowski (ribs), wide receiver Juron Criner (shoulder), linebacker Kaluka Maiava (ribs) and tackle Matt McCants (toe).

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  • r8ter4evr

    See lastyears SB run or game one this year against GB what have you been watching he can throw

  • SnBG

    I love a good conspiracy theory as well as anyone but I don’t see that at all. They just felt Pryor could play better than Flynnie because of the Oline play.

  • KoolKell

    Kinda agree. But 6 diff Oline’s and a lack of targets has something to do with it too.

  • the invincible dr robert

    They’d better go with the conspiracy if they don’t wanna look stupid.

  • BOKNOWS

    Granted….but believing what you see and throwing with conviction has to happen.

  • the invincible dr robert

    None of which explains his 69 rating and overall poor passing.

  • SnBG

    I didn’t say he couldn’t throw. I said he hasn’t proved he is a big time passer. He hasn’t played as well since the GB game and in the SB the Niners came back using the run because their passing wasn’t working.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Holy crap! I’m on the verge of three different arguments below with former Pryorites where I’m backing Pryor.

  • BOKNOWS

    We don’t have an offensive MVP….maybe the defense

  • rudegruden

    Yeah, despite is a little strong. Probably should have said without much help from pryor

  • Charlie

    Hayes
    Eli/Ben 3-6 should show you that a great QB can not win alone.
    Four Super Bowl wins between them and they have the same record as TP.
    We have also had Gannon, Walter, Brooks, JR, Campbell, Grads, Palmer and TP under seven different coaching staffs since 2003 and they all lost and lost badly. 52-117 DURING THAT TIME FRAME.
    Problem is bigger than just the QB.
    Truth.

  • BOKNOWS

    But it starts there……

  • 0ak R8rs

    That’s better! Haha

  • 0ak R8rs

    4.

  • KoolKell

    I didn’t say he would win NFL MVP, did I?

  • SnBG

    Time for a little acid my friend.

  • BOKNOWS

    I thought it was 40.3

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Over the last 4 games. A touch higher, I think. 42?

  • Al_is_theraiders

    pretty bummed out today…todd christensen dominated from the te position….been hoping for another te that can do the same….rip.

  • r8ter4evr

    Said it before TP has always excelled at every level he has to realize athleticism alone wont cut in the NFL he leans on his habits and it won.t work against the speed of these players

  • Jim Jesus

    Better in that movie “Horrible Bosses” I hink was the name.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Been a long time.

  • Charlie

    Sorry.
    I forgot to add Kerry Collins to my earlier list.
    I am not trying to defend TP. I am trying to point out that without a good Oline and some support NO QB can win with the Raiders.
    Till we build that unit drafting a Manziel or Bridewater is just a waste of time.

  • SnBG

    Yes in terms of playing Pryor is a rook and so was Rogers. Where did I claim the Pryor was terrible because he a rookie. You’ve lost it my friend. Take some LSD and come back later. The Packs Oline was ranked 3rd in the league in passing when they won their SB with Rogers. Doesn’t sound mediocre to me.

  • SnBG

    It’s in the 50′s as of today.

  • Jim Jesus
  • BOKNOWS

    Actually ,they think to throw first…..

  • r8ter4evr

    Totally agree dont care about rule changes or other BS excuses from some n here fact every Dynasty NFLteam had a dominant Oline with Hall of Fame players Steelers Cowboys Niners Raiders Skins no line = avg record.

  • the invincible dr robert

    It’s Thunderdome!

  • SnBG

    Oline is everything for a QB not to mention the whole Offense, Everything flows from the Oline.

  • r8ter4evr

    #46 was aRaider Icon picked up where Casper and Chester left off those were the Days

  • Raiderville

    Jennings > runs hard. Enjoy watching him run.

  • r8ter4evr

    Riggins and the Hpgs Marcus and the HOF Emmit and the HOF theres lots more

  • SnBG

    Have a beer. Stay thirsty my friend.

  • prometheus

    Pryor will get used to the view from the bench. he might as well claim his spot

  • the invincible dr robert

    jameis winston in a little trouble. might hurt his heisman chances.

  • r8ter4evr

    We need to petition every new Raider has to take a full history lesson on our past great teams and take the field wih PRIDE AND POISE somethings gotta change soon so guys like Todd can RIP they were the real Raiders

  • prometheus

    McGloin can’t be worse than what pryor did last week. 11/27 120 yards O TDS and 2 turnovers.

  • prometheus

    nobody cares what you say sucka. You’re a Pryor apologist and that deserves ridicule. but i bet you’re an odumbo apologist too

  • prometheus

    Pryor has a 69 QBR, 59% comp rate with 5tds and 10 Ints… jamarcus Pryor BABY!!!

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    “You look at the plays he made and you’ve got to take the good with the bad. I don’t think I’d change a thing,” said the coach of Pryor.

    “I thought I was scoring a touchdown,” Pryor said then. “I was looking at the end zone. I was going to beat No. 9, then he punched it out. It was the worst feeling of my life. … I figured I’d take a chance. I knew I’d probably get in trouble in the film room, but I wanted to make a play.”

    By
    Doug Lesmerises, The Plain Dealer
    on November 11, 2010

    The frustration has faded, but Terrelle Pryor says he’s a better QB because of his fumble against Penn State in 2008

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    And is sacked more times than the statue Palmer was…so much for mobility!

  • BOKNOWS

    The man just doesn’t see what a true QB needs to see

  • Jim Jesus

    let us hope

  • r8ter4evr

    Not many of todays athletes play for the passion of the game likethe greats of yesterday. Just want the money Guess I cant blame em but guys of old played hurt and always to win Probably a few still do but no doubt many dont DMAC

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Yes. Because he could well be.

  • http://Raiders.com/ Dan78

    So which Qb Would you draft if all were available when we pick?

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    A QB’s job is to get the ball out of his hands and into the hands of a play maker as fast as he can.

    Pryor simply cannot make the reads at the LOS and process the information quickly enough.

  • Blackholepriest

    KK, Papa likes Kappy, so he makes excuses for him. While he looks at TP and blames him for everything. Some people can’t accept the fact that they just may be wrong. He swore that TP would never be a QB. So he continues to try to criticize him at every turn. Instead of just saying I was wrong.

    He also said Alex Smith would do what Drew Bree’s has done. He refuses to see any fault in his thinking. A.S. Will never do what Bree’s does he just does not have that kind of accuracy or confidence. Brees was similar at Purdue. But they can both win games which is all you can ask.

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    So apparently your smart enough to see that Alex Smith will never be Drew Brees but you are too myopic to see that TP2 will never even be as good as Cam Newton.