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Pryor plans on leading in `different way’

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, December 13th, 2013 at 4:20 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Filed for print . . .

If he had it to do over, Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor would still take the field with his sprained right knee.

As for the aftermath of his last start on Nov. 10, Pryor would handle that much differently.

In a 24-20 loss to the New York Giants, Pryor’s running and passing were adversely affected. He completed just 42.9 percent of his passes (11 of 26) with a key interception and had a season-low 19 yards rushing.

Following the game, Pryor, speaking in hushed tones and avoiding eye contact, referred to his knee injury several times, a stark contrast to earlier defeats where he accepted responsibility and pointed the finger squarely at himself.

“It was just bad leadership on my side to make an excuse at the end and say it was my knee,’’ Pryor said Friday. “Whether it was or not, that’s one of my biggest regrets right there. Any time you step on the field you’re held accountable and that’s what I realize I could have done different.’’

Pryor got back on the field for a series in a 37-27 loss to the New York Jets, leading the Raiders to a field goal in the first half, and will probably get into the game at some point Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs at O.co Coliseum.

The role is similar to how Pryor was going to be used until he beat out Matt Flynn and won the job outright. McGloin has assumed the Flynn role, operating a conventional offense, with Pryor coming in as a change-of-pace with his running and passing skills.

“(McGloin) is more of the prototype quarterback,’’ Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson said by conference call. “With Pryor in there _ and he will play some _ it’s a whole different ballgame. You’ve got the regular offense, then you’ve got that zone-read college-type stuff to deal with too.’’

Offensive coordinator Greg Olson said Pryor was going in for the third series against the Jets even if McGloin had led the Raiders to two touchdowns, and coming out even if he had produced a touchdown.

It’s clear that McGloin’s passing, quicker delivery and decision-making has made him No. 1 until he plays his way out of the job, and Pryor said he defers to the judgement of coach Dennis Allen.

“Right now Matt’s the quarterback,’’ Pryor said. “The only thing I can do is control what I can control and just keep getting better. That’s where we’re at.’’

After compiling a 3-5 record as a starter, Pryor said he doesn’t look at his backup status as a setback.

“It’s just push forward and find ways to get better,’’ Pryor said. “You could always put your head down and cry and whine about it and talk behind everyone’s back, but there’s another way. It’s an opportunity for me to be a leader in a different way and try to grasp guys and teach guys. That’s how I’m going about it and that’s probably the only way I can right now.’’

Allen said McGloin and Pryor would each like to be the starter but both are on board with whatever the staff decides.

“We’ve got to do the things that give us the best chance for success,’’ Allen said. “We feel comfortable with both of those guys. They’ve both helped us, so they understand what we’re trying to do and as competitors they want to be in there playing.’’

– Running backs Darren McFadden (ankle) and Jeremy Stewart (ankle) were declared out against Kansas City along with defensive tackle Vance Walker (concussion). Wide receiver Denarius Moore (shoulder) is probable but expected to play.

Allen said the Raiders would give some thought as to whether McFadden will go on injured reserve if it appears he will not be healthy enough to play in the last two games against San Diego and Kansas City.

The same goes for safety Tyvon Branch (ankle), who is doubtful to face the Chiefs.

– Three key Chiefs were declared out _ left tackle Brandon Albert (knee), pass rushing linebacker Justin Houston (elbow) and tight Anthony Fasano.(concussion/knee).

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  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Imagine if Mcgl… oh, nevermind

  • RaiderLen

    Rush end for sure. I also noticed that Soliai in Miami is a FA. 345 lbs to clog the middle.

    Reggie has been quoted as saying He wants a “brick wall”, and that we are undersized and need to be more “stout”

  • Rick Worth

    The only thing I’ll remember about Seymour is when he made a sack he’d cross his arms Raider Nation

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I’d add an edge rusher. Oh.

  • Rick Worth

    I’m out gots to work Canada Safeway

  • Big Tom ‘the hand’ Cable

    darn those jet fans have been up my rear all fckn week. we better stomp kc. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say KC is going to corn feed us up the man hole. Raids gonna be bent over all 60 minutes. (now maybe we’ll win the game since all of my predictions have been wrong since the Houston game). But the fact that the jets are a garbage heap still remains.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Bock. bock,bock bock bock bock.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Hey, you deserved that one.

  • RaiderLen

    Ba dum dum

  • Rick Worth

    B$Stards

  • RaiderLen

    Imo, not in alignment with an overhall. Spend $$$$ on a rush end you feel can get 5 years of great production from.

  • J Hill

    Pro Football Focus ‏@PFF10 Dec
    Brent Grimes lead the league with 17 combined INTs & pass break ups. Alterraun Verner is 2nd with 16 & Joe Haden 3rd with 15.

    ——————————————————————————

    Not sure why you don’t like Grimes, O?

  • Big Tom ‘the hand’ Cable

    article/aaron-rodgers-collarbone-out-for-green-bay-packers
    Flynn is inn for the win. I like my man Flynn but he is not a raider no more. mcgloin is the new Flynn now. a more cleaner version of the Flynn who shoulda beat the skins. That was the most rudest nutt kickin I’d ever seen a raids team take. And we all know we seen some bad ones over the last 11 years. that was a loss we shoulda won. We’d be in the hunt right now. Now watch Flynn take the packers to the super bowl. go fvcking figure.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    He did his work and wanted to get right back to relaxing.

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

    And be what? The Jets?
    Pass on that, besides not winning anything, they are boring as hell!!!!!

  • Jim Jesus

    OMG how fvcking bad would that be? Makes me puke in my mouth a little just thinking about it.

  • rifflicks

    yeah scoring 40 and giving up 50 is much more fun

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

    It is. I have no expectations of the Raiders ever winning a Super Bowl, at least entertain me on the way to 7-9

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    You’re forgetting the ever exciting Mojo McGloin. AKA Magic Man Mcgloin. could be MM^5

  • RaiderLen

    Serious question, How do we divvy up the bucks in FA?

  • Big Tom ‘the hand’ Cable

    makes me sick just thinkin about that loss to the skins. we shoulda won that effin game. That was a season ending bust right there. Our off season began with that loss. I thought for sure there was no effin way the skins could come out here and beat us at home. Hard to overcome that kind of humiliation when you get urinated on like that at home.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Hah. Will the real Reggie actually stand up?

  • RaiderLen

    Shame on you I say. The curse of a thousand fleas upon you. lol

  • rifflicks

    at least your honest and covering the spread is all you care about

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

    DE, WR, a few of our own guys and maybe a new DB to upgrade Jenkins/Porter.
    It won’t be as exciting as people think. The Dolphins had more money than anyone last offseason and spent a bunch.
    It resulted in Wheeler, Ellerbe, Grimes, Long and Wallace.
    Solid, but is that really that exciting?

  • RaiderLen

    Ok ya got me. C’mon Guy’s help a guy out.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Crap. Do they think Bergstroms oK? Who knows. Watson? Who knows. Latavius? Who knows.

    I don’t even know who to question on D line. Got a few in the backfield.

  • RaiderLen

    Veld, Simms, Porter, Jenkins, Jennings, Houston come to mind as guys we might see back, as well as Woodson.

    I have no idea, if all are signed what that leaves for Impact guys.

    But I’d like a Premium rush end at the very least.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Seriously? that sucks. I’ve witnessed two SuperBowl victories. Enjoyed the heII out of them.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Not near enough fleas.

  • RaiderLen

    I actually think Watson will work out. Leap of faith based on Sporano and Watsons athletic ability.

    I BELIEVE Murray will be a work horse.

    Great size, speed, vision, and feet.

    Bergstrom…maybe?

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

    I had the expectations during the Gannon years. Went to every game from 99-03, considered driving down to the Super Bowl. Since then…….I expect the SF Giants to win it all, and the Warriors now to at least give a flicker.
    Raiders? My new goal is to be on the “in the hunt” screen when they flash the playoff picture in post Turkey day.

  • RaiderLen

    Add as many 0000′s as necessary. lol

  • RaiderLen

    Jim, you need to get that looked at.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    You’re young, I’m old, just not as old as Priest and Kooky. Or I’d have three SB’s to brag on.

  • Jim Jesus

    LOL You may be right!

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    000,000,000,000,000,000,000′s

  • RaiderLen

    We’ll have to pony up for a flea collar.

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

    Learning the hard way that making Beer Stew is entirely too much work. Chopping and deseeding the chile’s, cutting the pork cubes, potatoes……
    That’s why Jesus made college. So you can drink beer, chase co-eds, get a diploma in 6 years, and go out to eat.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I’m in for one trillionth of those zero’s

  • RaiderLen

    6 years….slacker. Unless of course you paid your own way thru, in which case, Salute!

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    That might be too much. Let me recalculate. Screw it, let JFB.

  • RaiderLen

    Chico will have to reassemble the statistics class to have enough fingers a toes to get to the bottom of it.

  • Jim Jesus

    In my family beer stew is a 12pk of Pabst Blue Ribbon and a family size can of western family Beef Stew. #LivinLARGE

  • RaiderLen

    Can I come over?

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    And why he put that college out there between Oroville and Red Bluff.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Might have to play monopoly.

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

    Community college, Pelle Grants, and a job.
    Dad did give me $200 a month to screw around with once it was apparent I was staying in school.

  • RaiderLen

    I’m a Park Place, Boardwalk Guy.

    Made me feel superior.