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Pre-game McGloin buzz

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, November 17th, 2013 at 8:38 am in Oakland Raiders.

What they’re saying about Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin going into his first start Sunday against the Houston Texans:

Bill O’Brien, Penn State coach: What can you say about Matt McGloin? Having been in that league, I know that it takes a smart guy. It takes a competitive guy. It takes a guy that does the same things every day. He works at it. He’s in the office early, and he leaves the office late, and that’s what Matt is. Everything Matt gets, he deserves, because he works hard for it. It will be fun to watch.

Penn State offensive lineman Eric Shrive: It’s great. I think he’s going to take this opportunity and run with it. I think it’s well-deserved. Very well-deserved. He has worked real hard, and I won’t be surprised if he goes out and throws for 300 tomorrow.
It’s pretty unique. I don’t know if it has ever been done before, at least here at Penn State, that (Stefen) Wisniewski is going to be the center and he’s going to play quarterback. I think that’s pretty neat.

Penn State linebacker Mike Hull: I’ve been on teams with Matt for three years, and I know what type of person he is and what type of leader he is. He seems he just has that gritty type of attitude where he’s just going to give it everything he has. Whenever he’s presented with an opportunity, he makes the most of it. So, I’m not surprised by this.

Penn State center Ty Howle: He’s a blue collar kid who was a great leader for us last year. It’s great to see him doing well and getting ready to really make his mark. I’m excited for him. He’s a great guy. He was a moxie kid. And he can play.

NFL Network reporter: Mike Silver: Owner Mark Davis loves Terrelle Pryor, the last draft pick of his late father Al. Others in the organization aren’t so convinced that Pryor is the long-term answer. Enter Matt McGloin, who impressed them in training camp as an undrafted rookie free agent. He was described to me by one Raiders source as a poor man’s Jeff Garcia. Chances are they will draft somebody next year; however, it’s all about McGloin in a tough test.

NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport: I reached out to a Raiders source last night to ask does he actually have the chance to win Terrelle Pryor’s job, and what I was told was today is going to be a good barometer for him. They really love McGloin; I know Greg Olson, their offensive coordinator, does. Talking to Raiders people, he’s tough, he’s smart and when I asked Bill O’Brien – his college coach – last night what to expect, he said competitiveness and a guy who gets us in the right plays.”

_ Penn State quotes courtesy of Donnie Collins, Scranton Times-Tribune

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  • Rico Stifler

    There is a lot of times between now and the draft. Like players have never risen up draft boards? I think the Senior Bowl will give him a big boost…

  • RTF916

    Why all the excitement in the Raider Nation today? Because Pryor’s out, and we’re starting the “poor man’s Jeff Garcia”.

  • the legendary dr robert

    u didn’t understand throwing short.

  • rifflicks

    the intellectually challenged need the racism crutch to defend what they are intellectually incapable of

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    No, the excitement’s because it’s game day.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    I am not doubting you but where did you hear these rumors from?

  • RTF916

    “racism, where?” – Richie Incognito

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    Of course players move up and down, but that’s a big leap for a QB, from the 30′s to the top 5.

  • rifflicks

    prove it

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    What does Richie Incognito have to do with us vs. Houston today?

  • RTF916

    prove what?

  • the legendary dr robert

    he was not terrible in preseason or the reg season.

    numbers don’t support that.

    blog myth.

  • Rico Stifler

    He replaced McGloin with Flynn…. That’s all…

  • Dakota

    Right now I like Mariota…..but there is a long time before the combine.

  • seymour bush

    New Post losers.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Houston has been vulnerable on run but very good pass rushing team look for screens and quick crossing routes to try to slow them down along with a strong dose of Reece and Co.

  • the legendary dr robert

    yes!

  • RTF916

    There’s a fan commenting here who shares his ignorance.

  • the legendary dr robert

    liar

  • the legendary dr robert

    liar.

  • RTF916

    “Liar? Where?”

  • Rico Stifler

    I never said top 5. I can see top 15 or even top 10.

  • RaiderFan75

    Well i think both Pryor and Mcgloin are very young QB’s. Pryor having more upside because of his athleticism. No reason to hate on Mcgloin he’s doing his job and filling in for Pryor. At least let him play a quarter first

  • Rico Stifler

    Pryor may be an athlete but he is no QB. I don’t think pryor will regain his starting job after this week. In either case, neither one of them is the likely the long-term answer at QB for us.

  • R8derdiehard

    Well here we go with yet another qb. I’m not holding my breath, but I hope he does ok at least. This is g

  • plunkhead

    Its been going on all year in the blog, mostly from steve and jerry

  • Raider O

    I think they well. Better numbers and stronger arm.

  • Raider O

    What about Boyd and Carr?

  • fingersrdrs

    Go Raiders…. Beat the Texans…. Irish Matt McGloin!..

  • Chino

    And a poor mans version would be the one
    After his niners days