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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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  • BigBenRexor

    Why’d you do it, why did you fall for it?

  • Alex7

    we were 40 million OVER the cap when the roster was handed to Reggie, and you think we could have added meaningful talent.

    sigh, but you don’t explain how this magic happens.

  • TrevJo

    Talent is the bigger problem. It’s not like our players were going elsewhere and performing. From 2005-2010 only three 1st & 2nd round picks that seem to be any good… Lamar Houston, Mike Mitchell (starting for Carolina), and Zach Miller (starting for Seattle).
    FWashington out of the league, SRoutt out of the league, MHuff cut by Baltimore this year, THoward cut by Atlanta this year, JRussell out of the league, McFadden benched here, no 2008 2nd round pick, DHB benched in Indy, RMcClain out of the league, that is just a huge void of talent.

  • Ron69

    while i agree, with the Raiders looking for a new starting QB in 14, i don’t trust RM to pick one, even if it’s Bridgewater or Cutler.

  • Gdog

    And you need more proof this is the worst stat in football?

  • elraidmanhattan

    I said it before it sounds like a pipe dream but I would take grudenback in a heartbeat, heck I will pay for the materials and labor to erect a statue of him when he returns

  • Alex7

    shhh, go back to cussing little kid.

    Ansah? He’s produced not much more than Houston.

    Star would be a great pick, though Sims has held his own.

    It’s not our run D that led to 4 wins. It’s the lack of QB play.

  • TrevJo

    We didn’t stay close to the Broncos. But hopefully that will change next week.

  • funnyfalcon

    Are you saying our head coach is nothing but a practice scheduler?

  • Alex7

    yeah, Palmer, Flynn, Pryor, and McGloin. And no worthy 1st round QB in the draft.

    We had soooooo much talent to choose from.

  • NYCRaider

    I understand mistakes happen agreed. but everywhere you turn except for cutting salary RM has not exceeded expectations. Took him all of last year to understand that we needed to rebuild, his coaching choice has been a disappointment, QB choices a disaster, and the Hayden and Watson draft picks are risky and yet to show promise. RM has alot to prove and i dont trust him to pick our next QB

  • TrevJo

    He’s saying our starting lineup is full of backup-caliber players, and everyone outside of Oakland knows it.

  • Alex7

    TrevJo gets it:

    “From 2005-2010 only three 1st & 2nd round picks that seem to be any good… Lamar Houston, Mike Mitchell (starting for Carolina), and Zach Miller (starting for Seattle).”

    THAT’S THE TALENT we’re supposed to have built the 2013 winner with. The guys drafted from 2005 to 2010. Except we have ZERO to show for that.

  • marks hair

    I gave you names we could get. names that would have vastly improved our defense.. but change the subject to move so we couldn’t make..

    stay completely irrelevant because that is the only way to defend those two idiots.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Stating the obvious

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

    I am sure there is a way, you create low expectations and see if they are met.

  • NYCRaider

    when your only argument is to point to the failures of the past and ignore someones own decisions for the past 2 years you get the definition of a scholarship.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    Proof ur eyes deceive u.

  • Dakota

    Dennis Allen had decent players on defense this year. Walker, Sims, Jenkins, Woodson, Porter, Houston, Burnett, Roach…..lot of talent there, and he turned them into one of the WORST DEFENSES IN OAKLAND RAIDERS’ HISTORY!
    He can’t even coach defense.

  • jumpnjiminy

    I wonder what Pryor must be thinking…Oh boy! I get to start the last game of the season….again!

  • JV.

    He’s lucky to start for any nfl team.

  • marks hair

    when your only excuse for fatty is that he’s doing almost as good as a 90 year old crazy man was doing… it’s pretty sad to listen to.

  • JV.

    It’s actually one of the best we had in the past 5 years. End of season D is waaaay different then the first 8 weeks…..

  • funnyfalcon

    I feel the same way, but at this point I don’t see much changing unless Mark goes completely Al on us.

  • RaidO

    Did Mark Davis say play TP?

  • BigBenRexor

    Especially when in comparison, you’re doing worse than the old man. 16-16 over the last two years > 8-24 over the first two years.

  • Alex7

    More fun logic:

    Gruden went 4-12 and 5-11 with Brian Griese and Gradkowski despite HOF talent on defense.

    Why the lack of QB/talent? Something about the Bucs having no 1st or 2nd round picks two years in a row (trading them for Gruden).

    But he, under similar circumstances here, would have been a savior. Wow people.

  • Dakota

    We are 40 points away from setting a record for points allowed….I don’t remember those other defenses setting records for futility. And he set records last year with another set of defensive players.

  • funnyfalcon

    This is what I’m referring to:

    “Simple. But keep crying about how one person who schedules practices is to blame.”

    I’ve read posts from him stating that head coaches aren’t a big deal to a team which I completely disagree with. Hence, the question.

  • Alex7

    no full drafts, no FA period with actual money to spend.
    Fixed our financial house. Put computers in our scouting department. Kinda has some big reasons there to not succeed right away.

  • BigBenRexor

    And we’re saying our HC is defensive assistant caliber.

  • Alex7

    1 TD and 8 INTs. He’s got bigger things to worry about.

  • JV.

    Back then we didn’t have Peyton manning in the division…….. Also last year we got destroyed by Brees, flacco and again Peyton. Worse defense then the one we have currently.

  • RaidO

    DA must be gone. Putting TP in the last game like this..

    “Allen said the decision to go with Pryor one more time was part of the plan all along”

    Yeah right

  • Alex7

    I for one am happy we have no ridiculous contracts.
    Kelly highest paid DT.
    DHB among highest paid WRs.
    Kamerion Wimbley $11 million franchise tag.
    1st and 2nd round picks traded for over-the-hill veterans.

  • nolimits3333

    We have a very good first round pick this year and more first round picks to come. Next.

  • Alex7

    decent players.

    With terrible QB.

    = 4-12

  • Gdog

    http://cover32.com/raiders/2013/12/23/oakland-raiders-rod-streater-touchdown/

    Ok, help me out here, I am going back and forth on this. But for some reason I remember that passes are treated differently than running plays with regards to breaking the plane of the goal line. You still have to maintain control after going over with a catch… you don’t have to with a run? I think this website is wrong… go…

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

    Vegas had us at 5.5 and we hit the Under, lol
    Pathetic

  • nolimits3333

    No full drafts? What was last year? He drafted a tiny DB in the first round and a project in the second round. And he hired the worst head coach I have seen in 50 years of watching pro football.

  • Alex7

    you can’t keep giving out the kind of contracts that got us to 8-8.

    DHB 8 million. Kelly highest paid DT. Palmer 13 million. Wimbley 11 million. Routt top-3 paid CBs.

  • jumpnjiminy

    Must not have been too naughty then, so Santa came through with a Christmas present !

    I still say that even though we’ll likely be 4-12 again, Pryor and McGloin are better for the Raiders than Palmer…and before you say anything about how wonderful Palmer’s doing this year – he will choke under the pressure of needing to win a game to stay in the playoff picture…I’d put money on that! like $5 maybe…

  • Alex7

    but you’re talking about blaming THIS YEAR’s coach for having no draft picks / young players to build with.

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    defense lost Sapp who was nearing the end of his career as were others on defense

  • RaidO

    “Allen said the decision wasn’t a reflection of disappointment in McGloin as much as it was a desire to see what Pryor could do.

    What we don’t know is whether this decision has anything to do with the recent talk of unrest in Oakland, where Allen is thought to be on the hot seat. Perhaps Allen thinks that if Pryor shows in Week 17 that he’s making progress in his development as a pro passer, it could help save Allen’s own job.”

  • TrevJo

    I love Woodson but come on, no one wanted him at 36-37 years old. And out of all the guys you named, not one of them is an impact pass rusher or cover guy. Outside of Charles, Houston leads that group in career sacks with only 15. And outside of Charles, Porter leads that group in career INTs with only10.

  • nolimits3333

    We had a first and a second round pick this year and Reggie blew it.

  • Alex7

    with a regular run, the moment the ball (controlled by the ball carrier) crosses the goal line the play is over and you have a TD.

  • Alex7

    1 month ago they said Pryor would start again down the road.

  • Dakota

    Hmmmm, last year we gave up 55 points once….this year 56 points once….and not to Manning….to FOLES! And we also played the NCF East, the Jets and Pit, all having down years. Zero redeeming qualities about this team.