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Allen undecided whether McGloin, Pryor starting vs. Titans

ALAMEDA – Matt McGloin’s eye-opening performance in his first NFL start earned him a game ball, nationwide exposure and props from his teammates and coaches.
However, Raiders coach Dennis Allen said he still hasn’t decided whether McGloin’s sterling starting debut against the Houston Texans on Sunday earned him the start against the Tennessee Titans this coming Sunday.
“I will say that, obviously, with Matt’s performance he’s certainly earned the right to be in the discussion, that’s for sure,” Allen said Monday during his weekly day-after-game news conference.
McGloin completed 18 of 32 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns in the Raiders 28-23 victory over the Texans.
In the process, the first undrafted rookie in a non-strike season with three or more touchdown passes in his first NFL start since the Dolphins’ John Stofa accomplished the feat in 1966.
Also, McGloin joined former Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich as the only other rookie — drafted or not — since the league merger in 1970 with three or more touchdowns and no interceptions in his first NFL start.
McGloin started against the Texans because regular starter Terrelle Pryor remains bothered by a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
Allen said he intends to speak with Pryor to gauge Pryor’s health before proceeding.
“Then I’ll have all the information I need to make the decision on who will start this Sunday,” Allen said.
Allen gave his players the day off Monday, so Pryor and McGloin weren’t available for comment.
Pryor started eight of Oakland’s first nine games – Matt Flynn started one – and seemed to cement his status as the unquestioned starter the rest of the season.
However, his play tailed off in recent games, in part because of the injury he suffered against the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 3.
The Raiders signed McGloin as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State this offseason. At the time, he was fourth on the depth chart, behind Flynn, Pryor and fourth-round draft pick Tyler Wilson.

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Steve Corkran

  • Just Win Baby

    If Pryor starts, it may be his last.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Let’s hope Matt’s not Injury prone, ‘cuz ‘m not sold on the O line quite yet.

  • Daniel Hermosillo Cruz

    I will support Pryor or McGloin, I don’t care who starts at QB as long as the Raiders get the W.

  • RaidingTexas

    And here we are

  • RaidingTexas

    Same here, but I like the reads, decision making, dart throwing. Really want to see McG get at least one more start next week.

  • rifflicks

    looks like Pryor makes his last start Sunday and will get the hook early….first INT or a few stalled drives

  • Raider_Riff

    McGloin is going to start. Guaranteed.

    If you just heard DA’s interview on the Game, you either think McG is starting or DA has a wicked poker face.

  • Goldie7

    Whew, what will happen? Thanks Cork!

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Long slog to get here?

  • rifflicks

    pillow talk…Pryor tell you last night?

  • RaidingTexas

    I followed your trail of breadcrumbs.

  • Raider_Riff

    I dont think he has to be injury prone for you to be worried.

    Im worried plenty about this OL.

  • rifflicks

    how many sacks yesterday?

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Suppose you guys heard already, but just in case.

    Vic Tafur
    ‏@VicTafur

    Terrible news about former #Raiders LB Thomas Howard being killed in a car crash. Great guy. Very involved in the community.

  • rifflicks

    McGloin should benefit from taking all the snaps this week and not splitting them with Pryor (or is it Prior QB)

  • Jim Jesus

    Thanks again Llama man

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Hah! I just got back at the right time.

  • RaidingTexas

    Don’t want to dog on Pryor. Still like the kid’s work ethic. Great athlete too. But good quip there.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Just two by one of best.

  • Morilla_00

    Sio Moore – Defensive Rookie of the Year.

    Anyone?

  • rifflicks

    that’s because of quick passes and stepping up into the pocket

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Made you work for it though.

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    He’s in contention, no one has really stood out yet defensively or offensively even, many rookies have had one or two great games but disappeared for many others.

  • rifflicks

    that rookie corner from Seattle?

  • RaidingTexas

    Could be in the discussion. Sheldon Richardson and Tyran Matthieu are at the top of most lists right now.

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    Next week:

    Pittsburg at Cleveland
    San Diego at Kansas City
    Carolina at Miami
    Baltimore at New York jets

    all early games, before our Raiders host Tennessee

  • jtdxyz

    Kiko Alonso

  • _Mista_

    NOWAY!

    Dam….

  • Freakyguy666

    Howard was one of the fastest LBs ever. He could move from point A to point B in a flash. In 2007 he had 6 picks. Seemed like a pretty well-adjusted guy too. Shocked that he did this…and he took out an innocent guy, too.

  • Klaus Vlasov

    Hate to hear that, he will always be a Raider.

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    is it just me or are we all concerned about Brisiel’s injury, he has been sold this year

  • krawf

    I 2nd that

  • _Mista_

    When is the last time this team had 2 good QB’s?

    Stabler/Plunk

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    They can play this anyway they want to. Unless they want to play it straight, which I’d respect.

    “With a grade I MCL sprain,
    athletes will return to full play after up to 10- 14 days. Grade II MCL
    sprains will keep athletes out of play for about 3 weeks and grade
    III sprains will keep athletes out for an average of 5 weeks.”

    “In the case of a first degree sprain, sporting activities should not be undertaken for about 3 weeks.
    For second degree sprains, the rehabilitation period will be between 6 and 8 weeks.”

  • _Mista_

    You saw his face on the radio?

  • seymour bush

    When was the last time you put down the meth pipe and took a bath?

  • RaidingTexas

    Yeah he’s been good too.

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

    Meth is a hell of a drug…

  • RaidingTexas

    McCown/Russell?

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    This would be a great time for Vehldeer to return

  • Rick Worth

    Does anyone know if they are going to make a movie about Al Davis? I think Christopher Walkin should play Mr.D. > Thoughts??

  • jtdxyz

    112 comb tackles
    2 sacks
    4 ints
    1 forc fum

    yeah, that qualifies as good

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    McG just needs 15-20 TD’s, no Int’s and 6 more wins and he’s a lock

  • _Mista_

    Occupy your mind with something worthwhile.

  • Rick Worth

    Coming from someone who has his picture

  • RaidingTexas

    Tried to follow that up with something else, but it’s stuck in moderation. Oh well. Long live Rick James.

    OK, maybe he didn’t live so long.

  • _Mista_

    Your point?

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

    He is an angry little meth addict who lives in a trailer park in Hayward. He only comes in here to try and joust with the feeble minded. If you ignore it…..it will go away.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Truth be told, Soup and Grads were both good. Barely, but neither were bad.

  • Rick Worth

    Never mind