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Allen undecided whether McGloin, Pryor starting vs. Titans

By Steve Corkran
Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 3:34 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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

    You proved his point….your stupidity was his point!

  • RaidingTexas

    I’d take a 2-to-1 TD/INT ratio and 200+ ypg at this point.

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

    Exactly!!

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    A young James Woods would have been perfect for a young Al, and is still perfect for an old Al.

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

    That would be prefect! Good call Purv….

  • RaidingTexas

    My non-sarcastic choice was actually going to be Campbell/Palmer. Although, Soup was on IR I think.

  • _Mista_

    Get serious.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    It’s been discussed before.

  • Rick Worth

    Ya the nerve thanks

  • _Mista_

    Way too many times..

  • RaidingTexas

    As often as you rail about Seabass?

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Technically they do qualify.

  • Rick Worth

    Anytime now true

  • _Mista_

    You have no defense for him. SO either stop blowing smoke out your A or get on your knee’s for your polish cannon.

  • Raider_Riff

    DMo is getting an MRI done today.

    Hopefully that means he sits this weekend.

    Holmes, Streater, and Criner should start.

  • Rick Worth

    Agree

  • RaidingTexas

    I liked Jason and thought he was generally a decent QB. Just think he never got the benefit of a stable organization, always having to start over. But man he was awful yesterday. Wow.

    Palmer? No question he can be a great QB when he’s on his game. But I hated the lopsided trade (thanks to Huebris) and his knack for the occasional pick six.

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

    Yeah right guess what….we don’t live in your world of blowing guys and polishing their cannons…as you were derelict.

  • Morilla_00

    jeez, Sio needs to pick it up a bit.

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

    I hope they find and remove the sand from his vag!

  • _Mista_

    Holmes also with an MRI I think.

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

    You don’t think its probably best if you let others handle that.

  • Rick Worth

    Wonder if 20 is back this week

  • _Mista_

    SeyGlen666 and his army of sock puppets squirting allover this blog like a Pomeranian on crack. Nipping at my heels like a butthurt little btch.
    :)

  • _Mista_

    They should make a movie about it.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I don’t really see the Walken thinking, but you’re not alone. His name comes up a lot. And I like him.

  • Rick Worth

    What would they call it?

  • RaidingTexas

    I still think he’s better than a lot of other kickers out there, or anybody sitting on the couch. If there are so many great kickers out there, why does Houston keep that guy they have?

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Actually, your question is a damn good title.

    “Wonder if 20 is back this week?”

  • RaidingTexas

    Btw, who was right all along about Dmac? You blew smoke out your A for three years while I was saying get rid of him.

  • Rick Worth

    I know > wonder if 20 is playing this week lol!!!

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    You see them puss out yesterday with the perfect situation for the 64 yard record?

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    What? Didn’t D. Moore finish the game?

  • Raider_Riff

    That was my attitude after his first year.

    Im done waiting. Kid drives me nuts.

    And we did him no favors either. He’s had a different OC in each of his 3 seasons. Confused the hell out of him and set back his development and ultimately his confidence.

  • spiff

    watching the game again. this no.14 kid has a real quick release. zips the ball in very tight windows. this guy sling it. shows good poise, got a little swag in him. I hope this ain’t a mirage.

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    by the way did anyone else think Woodson was going to kick that trainer’s a double s, if he didn’t let go of him?

  • RaidingTexas

    He’d be OK as a #4.

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    The mini Marino

  • Raider_Riff

    Derek Hagan was a great #4.

    Ran the right routes. Always caught the ball.

    Cant say the same about DMo.

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    is there Amy Raider not getting am MRI?

  • RaidingTexas

    The good thing about next April’s draft is that there’s a good crop of potential #1 WRs coming out of college.

    The bad thing is that we may not be drafting high enough to get one of them.

  • plunkhead

    Mad Matt and Keenum shook hands after the game and they were the same height. I thought that was interesting.

  • RaidingTexas

    Amy? Dam auto-correct! lol

  • _Mista_

    Talking to yourself?

  • RaidingTexas

    Leggins of the Fall

  • RaidingTexas

    Only one login since 2005-ish thank you.

    OK, I admit that I used “Hue’s Water Pail” a few times in the old format.

  • Raider Rick

    “Mc gloin is the future…trade pryor..”…Gotta love Raider fans…RRRAAAIIIDDERRRRSSS!!!

  • Rick Worth

    Good very good!!

  • RaiderGuy50

    i noticed that too- I have not heard that keenum is too short to be a NFL QB.

  • wildsach

    pretty obvious the command of the game when McGloin in there vs Pryor, really. I mean really, McMoxie jus knows what’s “happenin”.