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Pre-game McGloin buzz

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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  • Raider O

    You do realize it’s not normal for a team to miss on so many top 10 picks?
    Huff
    JR
    McFadden
    DHB
    McClain

  • RaidO

    Oh no

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

    I don’t think Murray lasts out of the top 20, and I think we should go either QB 1st round, or Sammy Watkins.
    Barr is a top 3 pick, won’t have action on him. Hundley should go back to school.
    Also a big drop in tiers in QB’s IMO.

  • rifflicks

    news flash Al Davis Died

  • Rico Stifler

    I wanted to draft Dorsey….

  • RTF916

    Ok, thanks for the football lesson, Robert. We should run an offense that worked for the ’89 Niners, because obviously we have the same talent.

  • the legendary dr robert

    better than a poor man’s kordell stewart.

  • Rico Stifler

    Me three….

  • the legendary dr robert

    tons of teams run the wco. it pretty much IS football.

  • plunkhead

    I suspect the team practices much more efficiently with Matt at QB. Reason being is the rumors of TP being terrible at practice.

    Raider 31 Boots 17

  • rifflicks

    some days this blog is like shooting fish in a barrel

  • RTF916

    And all of those teams go 14-2, right Rob?

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    You’re just looking for any excuse to criticized the guy, aren’t you? Is it because he’s not an Al Guy? (Newsflash: There aren’t many left on this team.) Is it because he’s not black? If not those two, then what?

  • Rico Stifler

    But he is too dumb to know that timing routes are a major area of struggle for his boy toy…

  • Raider O

    Murray in the 1st?
    Bridgewater
    Mariota
    Hundley
    Carr
    Boyd
    And Murray?!
    I don’t see it. I think he will be a 2nd round pick unless Mariota and Hundley stay in school.

  • Charlie

    Do not be surprised to see a fair amount of max protect and our running backs chipping for Barnes.
    I can see Mastrud lining up along side Pashos/ Watson to help with Watt.
    It is critical to give the kid some time early and keep away from 3rd and longs to build some confidence. Running like we did against the Giants would be huge.
    If our Oline disintegrates you may see Wilson sooner than later as Matt is sent to a “local area hospital for evaluation”.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Did you read my reply? I put Mark in quotes to politely correct you without being a jerk.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Streater (IIRC) spoke volumes when he said (paraphrasing) “Matt’s so great to practice with. When I come out of my break, THE BALL’S RIGHT THERE!”

  • the legendary dr robert

    no, dummy. it’s the concept of the wco. get it?

  • RTF916

    “poor man’s”

  • the legendary dr robert

    yes. very stupid fish.

  • Rico Stifler

    He didn’t get it…. Not all there. poor fellow…

  • RTF916

    The Mcgloin defense brigade has resorted to racism and we’re not even at kickoff.

  • Dakota

    You can’t bank on a decent QB being left in the 2nd round…..think about the 2011 draft….third rounders like Ponder were taken in the top 15.

  • the legendary dr robert

    racism? where?

  • rifflicks

    let an adult “splain” it to you…..all of the skills without the high pricetag

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

    Well we have had quite a bit of extreme hyperbole over the last week or so.
    “Pryor is the only QB who can play behind this line”
    “McGloin would get killed behind this line”
    “Nobody is open that’s why Pryor runs around for 6 seconds”
    “The OC is uber conservative”
    “McGloin will get sacked 10 times and lose by 30″- MistaBrown
    The rubber is about to meet the road.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    YOU’RE the one slamming him every chance you get. I’m just asking why, and offering some possible reasons.

  • RaiderFan75

    We are in a rebuilding phase with a lot of young players it’s to be expected. Areyou a Raider fan? Or just hater?

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

    Carr and Boyd will not be picked ahead of Murray.

  • RaidO

    Matt Flynn…

  • Dakota

    Someone has been taking notes!

  • RTF916

    “racism? where”? – Dr. Robert

  • the legendary dr robert

    again i will ask. where?

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    MistaBrown predicts we’ll lose by 30. Incidentally, he also picked Obama to lose big to Romney.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    “Romney Landslide”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Rico Stifler

    I think he likes the way cocoa butter tastes….

  • RaidO

    Well we have had quite a bit of extreme hyperbole over the last week or so.
    “Pryor is the only QB who can play behind this line”
    “Flynn would get killed behind this line”
    “Nobody is open that’s why Pryor runs around for 6 seconds”
    “The OC is uber conservative”
    “Flynn will get sacked 10 times and lose by 30″- MistaBrown
    The rubber is about to meet the road.

    See what i did there…..

  • RTF916

    I think I got it, Robert. A team using a WCO automatically puts them on the top tier of the league.

  • Dakota

    Melo says it is like the Knicks are not even trying…..Welcome to the Lakers Melo!

  • rifflicks

    “always right there”

  • Rico Stifler

    I don’t know about Boyd, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Carr is the second or third QB taken in the draft.

  • KoolKell

    Thas right baby!

  • Rico Stifler

    Neither, he is a pryor lover…

  • Raider O

    Good point. Who do you like in the 1st? I know QB, but who?
    Btw, ponder was rated as a late 1st or 2nd round pick.

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

    ?????????

  • the legendary dr robert

    1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
    2 : racial prejudice or discrimination

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

    SI mock has him going 35th.

  • Rico Stifler

    Isn’t RTF’s stupidity mind-boggling?

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Raidio

    I think that is correct to some degree but Flynn was terrible in PS and in the one start. He was very effective in Green Bay and in college at LSU. I think something like this could have been written about Flynn when he came out of college except he did not have a reputation as a hard worker like McGloin. Nor did any one say he was super intelligent. They did say he was good with timing and short routes and WC offense. They also said he lacked arm strength. I think Flynn fooled us on his elbow problems to squeeze a little more money before he is out of football next year.

  • the legendary dr robert

    if it doesn’t fit the definition, it’s NOT racism.