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Pryor starting against Broncos

By Steve Corkran
Monday, December 23rd, 2013 at 1:30 pm in Oakland Raiders.

ALAMEDA – Terrelle Pryor is slated to start at quarterback for the Raiders in their regular-season finale against the Denver Broncos, coach Dennis Allen said Monday.
Pryor started eight of the first nine games this season – Matt Flynn started one game while Pryor recovered from a concussion – but got replaced by undrafted rookie Matt McGloin after he suffered a right knee sprain.
McGloin started the past six games, with the Raiders going 1-5 during that span and McGloin not coming close to matching his jaw-dropping performance in his first start, when he passed for three touchdowns in a Raiders victory over the Houston Texans.
Allen said the decision to go with Pryor one more time was part of the plan all along and is not a reflection of McGloin’s performance.
“I’ve been pleased with what I’ve seen out of Matt McGloin from, really, the first moment he walked on campus here,” Allen said. “We have a guy that can be in our plans for the future, and I’m glad he’s on this football team.”
He said earlier this season that he and general manager Reggie McKenzie wanted to use the final part of the season to evaluate Pryor and McGloin so that they had as much information as possible on both quarterbacks heading into the offseason.
“We want to be able to evaluate Terrelle, so here’s an opportunity to go in and do that,” Allen said. “Listen, when Terrelle’s played he’s gone in and done a good job. So we anticipate he’ll go in and play well.”
Pryor made his first NFL start in last season’s regular-season finale. He earned the starting job this season based on a strong performance in training camp and exhibition games.
As a result, the Raiders waived Flynn a month into the season and turned over the reins to Pryor and McGloin the rest of the way.
Pryor shined in his first four starts. However, he completed only 61 of 120 passes his next four starts, with one touchdown and eight interceptions.
McGloin hasn’t completed more than 60 percent of his passes in any game, and he has eight touchdowns and eight interceptions in his seven games – he relieved Pryor late in a lopsided loss to the Eagles before he made his first start.

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  • Gdog

    Bennett could have been signed for 5 mill (less with a longer term contract) and Amendola added 3.5 mill to NE’s cap this year. Both could have EASILY been fit in…. and prolly would have added 3-4 wins this year.

  • funnyfalcon

    Yeah, I get it, I just think it’s a poor interpretation. I’d hate to see other teams ripped off like this.

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    Sedatives! Yessss sedatives

  • Raider Rick

    Remeber when Ton Cable aid ” We ‘re not Losers anymore” Al was pissssssssed!! lol….D.A. is gone , somebody has to be made a scapegoat, Hope its Reggie and they keep D.A. one more year…..besides Gruden I dont see anyone else coming in here with a plan……. No more rookie coaches Mark, ya heard !!!

  • Zymurge

    Breaking it down:

    DA said:

    “I’ve been pleased with what I’ve seen out of Matt McGloin from, really, the first moment he walked on campus here,” Allen said. “We have a guy that can be in our plans for the future, and I’m glad he’s on this football team.”

    Translation:

    “It’s night and day what a real QB can do for your system. We knew coming in that we wanted to run a pocket passing based WCO and Matt has the right skill set. He proved that the system works here and that we will continue to run this offense next year with Matt and QBs of similar style.”

    DA said:

    “We want to be able to evaluate Terrelle, so here’s an opportunity to go in and do that,”

    Translation:

    “Giving Pryor one last start after seeing McGloin play is part of the grand plan. By running his high school game back out there we can hopefully put a nail in this thing and prove to our ignorant owner and equally unschooled fan base what the differences are at the NFL level.”

    DA said:

    “Listen, when Terrelle’s played he’s gone in and done a good job. So we anticipate he’ll go in and play well.”

    Translation:

    “Terrelle did his job early. When things were in chaos, we were able to milk our myopic fans into buying tickets in a throwaway season with his brand of excitement. Now we expect him to help us sell the clueless on what the rest of the league has already figured out. Washington and Philly already benched higher proifile and more talented running QBs in favor of pocket passers with high football IQ. We fully expect Pryor to jump right in and prove to everyone that the Raiders need to follow suit. I have every expectation that his play will make this self evident.”

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    always said the one thing that would or could cause me to root against my beloved raiders is if they ever employed mike vick or any animal or child abuser. don’t ever want him on this team. yes, in the eyes of the law his crime is paid for, but that doesn’t mean i could ever root for him.

  • wildsach

    hint——no QB throws the perfect pass everytime. Not even PM or TB.