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Pryor plans on leading in `different way’

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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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  • the authoritative dr robert

    u can’t get me.

  • SaintKaufman

    Indeed. Have fun!

  • the authoritative dr robert

    u have to use what i actually said if u want to prove me wrong.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    D id I say something football related?

  • jtdxyz

    LOL

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Romo has a lots of neurons misfiring and a whole lot more simply ablated.

  • eastoaklandraider

    WRONG AGAIN!!!!! HAAAHEEHAAAHEEEHAAAAW

  • 0ak R8rs

    Or that Moore is active. But there is a live chat at 330.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    nope. never SAID winston wouldn’t win it. u assumed i implied it. but it won’t hold up in a blog court of law.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    12:30

  • SaintKaufman

    Weird, huh??

  • Big Tom ‘the hand’ Cable

    Giants proving they really are good at sucking against Seattle. Jets will prove they suck it too later on against Cam.
    And the Raids are about to expose the chiefs as frauds.

  • Breaking_Black

    DA mustve told them to pack it in also.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Atkinson did point out to Romo that Matt McG has not played with a healthy backfield (was minus Jennings) but never finished his thought before Romo interrupted. Actually, I don’t know that you can call a very rusty Veldheer a huge improvement that first game back. He admitted he made a lot of mistakes. PLus, McG played a game w/out Wiz, IIRC.

  • eastoaklandraider

    HAAAAHEEHAAAAHEEEEHAAAAW!!! LET IT BE WRITTEN THE DR WAS WRONG AGAIN!!!

  • the authoritative dr robert

    if u wanna lie.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    respect my authority!

  • eastoaklandraider

    I have it on youtube he said Pryor should start.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Don’t need to, your mom does it for me. Never going to stop her, she likes being on her knees so much

  • JOn Wooah

    Daniel
    Jeremiah ‏@MoveTheSticks
    35m

    Cousins is the anti dink/dunk QB. #BombsAway

    Retweeted by Raiders Beat

    ——————-

    The Non Flyn.. DA wont know what to do with cousins

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Well, that was amusing.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Right just like when he complained about Tony Stewart touching & advancing a dead ball.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    probably meant “to prove to the idiots that he sucks once and for all”.

    i speak “gannonese”.

  • SaintKaufman

    ??

  • JOn Wooah

    Gannon is a chump. the guy sucked for 10 years and he finally learned how to be a qb.. Talks all big but his first few years were awful

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I do! Told you what’s what the other night and suddenly had to verify my email to post again.

  • SaintKaufman

    Screw you guys, I’m going home!

  • Jim Jesus

    I think he meant to put him in when the Raiders did.

  • Big Tom ‘the hand’ Cable

    It’s “AUTHORITAH”
    Go back and watch a re run. To bad Cartman can do a stand up tour.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    yes. but i know what he really meant cuz we discussed at our secret meeting.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    By, helicopter. Alvin RIP.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    49er game

  • Jim Jesus

    LOL Normal routine around here

  • the authoritative dr robert

    hall monitors have power!

  • Big Tom ‘the hand’ Cable

    Giants suck.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Lots of his teammates said he was an azzhole that would always point the finger at them & not at himself…If not for Gruden, Trestman, Al Gannon would not have his gig. Ultimate system QB that choked big time without Robbins

  • JOn Wooah

    Gannon needs to get off his F’n soapbox.. it was nice to hear Rod Woodson put him in his place on air.. dont forget u were awful gannon for many years.. you were just a journeyman till a great coach came along (GRUDEN) and put u with some Hall of Fame type players an OLINE. PERIOD.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    actually no. if u look at his numbers, they were good, just limited playing time. that’s why gruden wanted him.

    he was great and the mvp. suck it!

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    fvck you and the principal.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Holla! What happened when Tampa destroyed our OL? Looked like the scrub he is

  • the authoritative dr robert

    u won’t like what’s in store for u now.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    The might decide to deal rg3, not Cousins.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Huh?

  • the authoritative dr robert

    ur proving ur stupidity with every post.

    i guess he wasn’t fast enuff for u.

  • Big Tom ‘the hand’ Cable

    Can’t wait for the jets to suck today.
    Chiefs will be exposed as frauds today.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    think of what u just said. the OL got destoryed and it’s the mvp’s fault.

    idiot.

  • Jim Jesus

    No new post before game

  • eastoaklandraider

    doubt it gave up too much to get him, and they wouldnt get near as much in return IMO they would get more for Cousins

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Thing is, every time I hear a Romo or Romo type moan that TP didn’t have a healthy line, I recall the moans and groans on this blog when we talked about how long TP had to find a receiver when he DID stay in the pocket (and then ran any way,) He couldn’t pull the trigger. There were all kinds of times like that.

  • Jim Jesus

    That is what will most likely happen. Hope he isn’t Flynn 2.0