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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.

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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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  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Imagine what TP would’ve done?

  • Jim Jesus

    Yeah thanks for noticing!

  • RaidingTexas

    What? Why would Romo even be talking about McGloin. He should worry about beating the Packers today.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Look, the guy put in as much time as Gruden did in studying. The two went hand in hand and so did their success. Without his accurate passing –not a thing to be so easily dissed by those idiots who think you have to have a “big arm” to be a successful NFL qb–we wouldn’t have had ANY success once Al brought the Raiders home.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Great actor. Even near the end of his life, he was awesome in “The Tudors.”

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    It’s really strange how many alcoholics live to be a ripe old age.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    LOL,

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    No. Really?

  • RaidingTexas

    I’m counting on it working for me.

  • Rick Worth

    If anyone should have noticed that Tampa knew what he was going to do you think he would have fug 5picks

  • eastoaklandraider

    TP’s biggest problems are going thru his progressions and climbing the pocket

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Doesn’t know the playbook yet, doesn’t recognize defenses, can’t audible out of plays, still lets the play clock wind down and has to call time outs because of it, still runs right (surprise!), still runs when he should throw to open receivers, still passes when the first down marker is right in front of him and he’s on the sideline…all these things happened last week when we was in and we scored 3. All of them.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    once we get rid of the racists and impostors, i wonder if cork will start banning people for stupidity.

    JOn Wooah, ur time is limited.

  • Papertiger

    Yeah, it’s a fūcking travesty that he never won an Oscar for Lawrence of Arabia. But that’s what happens when you go up against Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird.

    They just don’t make movies or actors like that anymore.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    that and every other element of passing.

    but he is fast.

  • Rick Worth

    Why what did he do player

  • the authoritative dr robert

    he was dope.

  • eastoaklandraider

    he’s not a bad passer he just struggles going thru progressions and pocket awareness ie stepping up in the pocket

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS
  • Rick Worth

    ???

  • RaidingTexas

    Yes, he did play a great king of pedos in that show.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    have u never read his posts?

    along with the countless “pryor is an alpha qb, thank you AL!” posts, he is now saying gannon was a chump.

    i mean, he’s the bizarro qb-guru.

  • RaidingTexas

    Things that he should have known how to do a LONG time ago.

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

    I suggest TP watch film on Julian Edelman, former college QB.
    Edelman is going to get a nice new contract. TP will be lucky to get any guarantee money on his.

  • RaidingTexas

    They didn’t change the playbook after Gruden left. LMAO at Callahan. idiot

  • Papertiger

    Well, he was Irish, and the son of a bookie. That’ll toughen you up but good.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    it’s actually simple. if he doesn’t convert to wr, he will be out of the nfl by the end of next season, if not sooner.

    ask tebow.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    especially when u announce u wanna be an actor.

  • Rick Worth

    Oh!

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Correct.

  • RaidingTexas

    Here come the Ducks! Er, I mean … Eagles!

  • the authoritative dr robert

    go vikings!

  • Rick Worth

    I know eh? Truth to what Tim said?

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

    How many superstars do you see in the broadcast booth?
    Gannon might be the only MVP to be in the booth.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    ronde barber kinda sounds like gannon.

  • Jim Jesus

    most of the time he is a very poor passer IMO

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

    Typical Soup deep ball there.
    Guy is wide open down the sideline, sails it 5 yards OOB.

  • Rick Worth

    Go Browns

  • RaidingTexas

    I remember during the game, the sideline mic picking up Ronde and some other guys laughing and saying something like “they’re running the exact plays we practiced for”. Unreal

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    It hasn’t yet?

  • Rick Worth

    Kinda cheering for Cambell

  • RaidingTexas

    Go Eagles!!!

  • the authoritative dr robert

    vikes win and we are in line for the 3rd pick.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    NE may end up winning this game but they’re not going anywhere.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Not where it matters. On the east coast. ;)

  • the authoritative dr robert

    i have a lot of friends back home who are bears fans so i’m kinda rooting for them.

  • Rick Worth

    Remember it too!!

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Yes indeed, I’ve got money on it!

  • RaidingTexas

    Don’t care about that. I want an Eagles win and cowgirls loss today. I want reality to set in for all the chicken fried fans around me.

  • my opinion

    First time playing in 3wks, like I said hes not comfortable. you dont know he doesnt know the playbook, look at the way this blog talks about him. you dont think he hears the hate. Which leads to him not playing relaxed and on the edge. you say all the negatives pnly to say he took hos one drive, and made a 10+play drive fpr our only points. mgloin had 4 three and outs and gave them a easy field goal off a pic.