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

    TP seems like he talks a lot to the press, both good and bad.
    You don’t hear much from McGloin do we? Why the F does the backup QB get a feature Cork article?

  • RaiderLen

    You’re the Man. Good job. Seriously.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    As you went bankrupt. I caught your runaways at St. Charles place.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    We’re thinking of an online monopoly game here.

  • RaiderLen

    Hahaha! Monopoly was/is the bomb.

    Haven’t played in years, but lot’s of fun.

  • jumpnjiminy

    Don’t like Cutler – another Rivers…looks decent ‘most’ the time…crunch time? Choke!

  • RaiderLen

    Let’s do it.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    you ever get tired of being called ‘President’?

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

    You don’t want none

  • RaiderLen

    No… Once I became Dictator.

  • RaiderLen

    Oh yea, I think we do.

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

    How about Shaun Phillips going crazy last night on twitter on some fan that was talking ish? Some douche told him he was doing some fake grandma bowling thing, Philips did the whole “my grandma is dead Mf-er, go kill yourself”…..and it dragged on for awhile.
    He deleted the tweets this morning.

  • RaiderLen

    100% Don’t want to pay for that. And He will get paid large.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Did anybody see where Kim Jong Un’s uncle was executed for treason? Here’s the press release. Nothing like being referred to as “despicable human scum” and “worse than a dog.” On the bright side, at least “every sentence of the decision served as sledge-hammer blow” against the “traitor for all ages.” Why can’t our press write like this? http://www.northkoreatech.org/2013/12/13/full-text-of-kcna-announcement-on-execution-of-jang/

  • RaiderLen

    Not a Reggie Guy based on that.

  • RaiderLen

    Worse than a DOG is good. They won’t eat Him.

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

    I read an SI article where Kim Jong did a press release on his sporting accomplishments and it was the most ridiculous thing I ever seen.
    Along the lines of he bowled a 300 , 250 times in his life, had 100 hole in ones and his best golf round was like a 52.
    Sad that some people probably believed it.

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

    Family size??? You big spender you!!!!

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    The North Korean people are also taught that nobody from the Kim family ever goes to the bathroom. I’m serious. They’re literally taught that.

  • RaiderLen

    I recall. Crazy. Despotic rulers… “Wild and Crazy Guys”!

  • brad

    Imagine if he was given a Chance behind a real O-Line? Not just being a Band Aid for Bad O-Line that would have killed McGloin and almost did Flynn? also if Jennings was in the back field when we were trying to close out games he was leading? Go Reggie! LMAO!

  • RaiderLen

    And they have nuclear materials. Pandora’s Box. Not if, When.

  • RaiderLen

    Jim, are you Drinking and eating without me?

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    You don’t?

  • brad

    Maybe that was because he was the only thing they thought we had at the time? they sure weren’t beating McGloins Drum back then! 5’11″ QB! Where are all of the experts now telling us who’s too Small to be a QB?

  • Raider O

    That’s nothing. I did that last week.

  • Raider O

    They don’t need bathrooms. The entire country is their bathroom.

  • brad

    he not going no where to start with! LMAO!

  • RaiderLen

    Even a Hairy Monkey gets lucky sometimes.

  • RaiderLen

    Fertilizer, they’re very progressive in the Green Movement.

  • RaiderDirt

    Mcgloin has had a press conference every week since he’s been the starter

  • Raider O

    Lol. Lucky? Don’t underestimate the Hairy Monkeys. We are very talented.

  • RaiderLen

    Good. Trestman will be good for His career.

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

    Doesn’t seem to say anything that warrants rementioning.

  • prometheus

    Tp is going to lead from the practice squad, then he’ll lead as a cashier at safeway

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

    Go Lakers!!!!
    Blowtime

  • The Big Banana

    This makes you feel better about your life?

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Yeah, but there’s not a lot we can do. It’s not for nothing that North Korea is actually referred to in the intelligence community as “The Land of Bad Options.”

  • prometheus

    knowing that i ruffled your little feathers makes it all worth it.

  • Raider O

    I miss the Green Party. This new format destroyed our party. Stoned Monkeys hate change. Too lazy to try new things.
    I miss the ODB!!

  • The Big Banana

    Of course it did. Trolls live for that. You’re welcome. You accomplished something today after all. ;)

  • Sebastian Livermore

    Most mocks I’ve seen have us getting Johnny Football, I’d actually be ok with that

  • prometheus

    OAK has 2 good running backs. awesome. if Jennings leaves they have Reece, wouldn’t mind reece taking it over. can’t lose

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Marqutte king has avoided the press in a longer time frame. You making this racial?

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Rementioning?

  • prometheus

    yeah man. Manziel has attitude and is a fierce competitor . would be a great pick raiders need a face of the franchise type of player. Manziel would make OAK relavant

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Small family!

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

    I might have made it up

  • Sebastian Livermore

    We really need to dominate this FA period though, Reggie can’t whiff on this

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Now that you mention it.