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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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  • SaintKaufman

    Not any good games on this morning. Mia/NE is interesting

  • Rick Worth

    Ya Gannon Smarten up $ucker

  • the authoritative dr robert

    looks a lot like we will be in line to pick 3rd in an hour or so.

  • Breaking_Black

    Lmao.
    Denard Robinson ran for 20yds then fumbled at the one yd line.

  • Rick Worth

    Lol

  • SaintKaufman

    Good trade down spot

  • Michael

    Hell yea Minnesota winning! Looks like we can jump 2 teams today…. if jax cab just rally….

  • my opinion

    hard to defend tp here cause of all the hate.
    everyone states 2yrs in pros, he wont learn. 1season he was suspended half of it, and last year behind cp,and lienart.no senior season.
    if nfl had a dleague,would u rather your gguy be third string and no reps,or a season in d league? mgloin and tp are the same age. tp has sat on the bench with no reps, opposed to mgloin a senior season under bill obrien a nfl coordinator. advantage mgloin.
    secondly, different circumstances, rivera is 13 gms in thats different thanmustard, dmac or jennings? holmes? how bout an oline that been working together, instead of wiz out with mady and mcants playing for the first time.
    saying that he was on pace for 3000 yds paasing and 1000 rushing.
    are u guys sure he cant read a d. just as easily could be mentality, is it being so athletic, his mentality is to not force things, or take chances.
    how bout just being comfotable?his regression started against kc(10 sacks) next was eagles a gm im not sure brady coulda won the way our d played, then the giants with a mcl injury.
    without the sd gm,maybe my opinions different, but in that game he looked comfortable, and relaxed and look at the results.

  • Jim Jesus

    Dude what is up with Canadian Safeway? What do you do there. My Dad drove and retired from there in AMERICA lol

  • Big Tom ‘the hand’ Cable

    Are u a hall monitor?

  • the authoritative dr robert

    alleged

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    You’ve been quite the back luck big mouth around here lately. Maybe you should just stfu.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    A few quarters in to my college years, I got called into the admissions office where a man said there were questions a bout my elegibilty for college attendance.

    I took out my wallet and fished out a piece of paper signed by(I kid you not) Mrs.Hooker, Continuation High School.
    He said OK. That was the funniest part.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    and we will be a atl or wash win in the last two weeks from jumping to #2.

  • Big Tom ‘the hand’ Cable

    We are going to win today. Fvck the pick order. We need a win, as in must win.

  • Michael

    It all comes down to accuracy. Pryor isn’t accurate and its really not something you learn at this point. raiders need to draft a qb

  • the authoritative dr robert

    fat drunk and stupid is no way to go thru life.

    ur on double secret probation.

  • Jim Jesus

    Anyone on this blog hoping we will lose for draft position is an IDIOt, not a Raider fan and a worthless POS. Go F**K yourselves.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Couldn’t agree more. Tanking is for losers (literally).

  • the authoritative dr robert

    who said anything about hoping?

  • Rick Worth

    Hey night stocker 30 years Winnipeg Safeway sold up here to Sobeys been a Raider since 86!!

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Some are hoping. If we pull out a win today, I GUARANTEE there will be at least one person whining about our “lost draft position.”

  • Jim Jesus

    semantics huh Doc? LOL

  • Michael

    Difference between hoping and expecting. I’d love for us to beat kc in our house. But I doubt it will happen. At the same time I’m hoping other teams lose to strengthen our draft position.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I’ve slimmed down a bit.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    i was just stating the facts. i predicted a win.

  • eastoaklandraider

    agreed

  • Jim Jesus

    I think you are missing Doc’s point. He is assuming a loss.

  • SaintKaufman

    How can people watch this guy throw a football and still want to see more?? QB’s are for throwing, period.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    TRue.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    i wouldn’t say that. i feel fairly optimistic about a win, but we ar a 4 win team so winning is improbable.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Mouf. What’s a mouth?

  • my opinion

    You might be right. But accuracy is good footwork, and good mechanics, two things you wont have if not comfortable

  • the authoritative dr robert

    it’s a puzzler. he doesn’t look anything like an nfl passer.

  • Jim Jesus

    Good point LOL

  • RaidingTexas

    One hour, Nation!!!

  • the authoritative dr robert

    marble collector.

  • JOn Wooah

    Dont be mad cuz Flyn sucked and Gannon is a chump.. Get over it.. You prove your stupidty all day.. with multiple troll names.. Go do something productive

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    SECONDED!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO RAIDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JOn Wooah

    Exactly Gannon was a chump

  • Jim Jesus

    Nice.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    one name, bltch.

    gannon was a chump? and u call urself a raider fan?

    ur ideas on qbs are so stupid, it’s mind boggling.

    ur fav qb of all time is rated 69.

    that’s all that needs to be said.

  • Papertiger

    RIP Peter O’Toole.

  • Rick Worth

    Totally agree win at all costs $uck the draft for now

  • JOn Wooah

    So glad to see real raiders reconize how much of a punk chump Gannon was/ still is.

    Dude is always on his soapbox.. the guy was a F’n scrub for many years.. he needed GRUDEN, RICE, Tim Brown and PRo Bowl OLINE and 10 years worth of experience before he was anything.

    Just a journeyman..now he talks about big

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Still pulling your punches?

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Oh, now Romo is admitting that McGloin “allows the receivers to run their routes.” Ya think? And he added, “He HITS them.”

    Moments of clarity, I guess.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    yeah, the mvp was a chump and the worst passer in the nfl will be a HOFer.

    u should try another sport.

  • Papertiger

    Where’s Mark’s Hair when we need him?

  • Jim Jesus

    Can we still use your ball?