Pryor starting against Broncos

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.


Steve Corkran

  • RaidO

    DA is getting fired either way but especially if Pryor plays well.

  • Alex7

    perhaps you have two JV QBs on your roster and it doesn’t matter. Might as well bench the guy who is cold.

  • Gdog

    Correct. I think it is different with a catch.

  • Ansah has 8 sacks leading all rookies.
    A legitimate edge rusher from day 1. Not a nickel corner who we have to daydream that will both stay healthy and get massively better to be a legit starter.

  • JV.

    Sill like palmer give him actual talent at the WR position like we have this year IMO and also a running game with Jennings we would won 1-2 more games EASILY plus if our d played as good as it did the first 8 weeks we could been in the chargers position looking in on the playoff race.

  • nolimits3333

    Hopefully Reggie too.

  • Alex7


    Why would he have fared better here with equal talent? He won 9 games in two seasons with bad QBs.

  • RaidO

    Then they should of split the last 4 or 5 games evenly.

    “Eval” right?

  • Zero???
    Have you seen us long-snap? To die for!!!!

  • Alex7

    lol, because teams turn it around with ONE set of draft picks, right?

    I thought I saw Gates from 2003 and Rivers from 2004 and the Fresno State RB from 2010 on the field for the Chargers.

  • Alex7

    again, what does it matter?
    They’re both JV guys. You gave Pryor a half season in a row, you gave McGloin close to that to let them get in rhythm and show you what they have.

  • Dakota

    Sorry, my bad!

  • nolimits3333

    Reggie drafted a tiny DB in the first round and a project in the second round. It was as if Al came back from the grave.

  • RaidO

    Healthy Oline

  • Alex7

    won’t matter. Gruden won 9 games in 2 years with bad QBs in Tampa.

  • NYCRaider

    Richard Seymour

    Carson Palmer

    Matt Flynn

    Dave Tollefson

    Brian Sanford

    Tyler Wilson

    Christo Bilukidi

    Josh Cribbs

    Chimdi Chekwa

    Joselio Hanson

    Martez Wilson

    Antoine McClain

    Jack Cornell

    Eddy Carmona

    Chance Casey

    Shelton Johnson

    Marshall McFadden

    Andre Carter

    Chris Kluwe

    Nathan Supar

    Jason Foster

    Ricky Lumpkin

    David Bass

    George Winn

    Lamar Mady

    Sam Montgomery

    Kyle Padron


    Depending on your opinion on CP3 restructuring, the RM dead money “on his own” ranges from 21 million to close to 31mil..IN JUST 1 YEAR!!! 20 -30 million could have delivered a WR, a Pass rusher. Stop talking about 2003, because if the above doesnt concern you , then its clear you have blinders on

  • nolimits3333

    So what? We can draft a good QB or sign one.

  • No matter where on the field, if you catch the ball and go to the ground you have to complete the catch.
    Think how many times you see a guy catch it along the sidelines in the middle of the field, drag his feet, land OOB (play should be dead right since he hit OOB) and then the ball rolls around 2 yards OOB and they call it incomplete.
    That’s on Streater. Catch it, and get up and spike it and they can’t call anything. You let the defender come in and poke it away 5 feet from you while you are on the ground and chances are it won’t count.

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    starting Pryor allows Reggie or whomever the GM will be, go with him as number one in camp or trade him.

    Raiders will need a HC or at least an OC, that is experienced and committed to run n shoot offense if we go with Pryor, need to sign Vick as his back up. Draft Hundley as he is better passer with the same skill set.

  • Dakota

    Define plays well….because some people in here think that 50% completion percentage and a gimme TD late in the game was “playing well” by Pryor last year….or 88 yards passing against Pittsburg was “playing well”.

  • marks hair


  • funnyfalcon

    The analysis of the ball needing to be controlled through the catch and to the ground goes out the window when Streater catches and controls the ball at the 4 yard line.

    Doesn’t necessarily change the outcome, but it is yet another poor call by the refs against our team. A lot more stuff needs to happen and it sounded like we’d still need a defensive stop as DA was going to kick to the Chargers and we know how that went all day.

  • nolimits3333

    If he runs for 120 yards and a TD, that is also playing well.

  • TrevJo

    That link you posted is citing the wrong part of the rule. The “Megatron rule” isn’t about Item 3 in 8.1.3 (End Zone Catches) it’s about Item 1 (Player Going to the Ground.)

    If a player goes to the ground in the act of catching a pass (with or without contact by an opponent), he must maintain control of the ball throughout the process of contacting the ground, whether in the field of play or the end zone. If he loses control of the ball, and the ball touches the ground before he regains control, the pass is incomplete. If he regains control prior to the ball touching the ground, the pass is complete.

    All that said, it is a stupid rule that is applied stupidly by the officials.

  • Alex7

    Tommy Kelly highest paid DT in league.
    Seymour $10 million +, DHB 8 million, Wimbley franchised at $11 million, Palmer 13 million, DMac $6 million, Routt top-3 paid CB, Bush $5 million…

    how on earth did this regime not ADD to that 8-8 talent and get to $200 million on the cap??


  • JV.

    Don’t forget a very lucky 93 yard run that cements his place in canton

  • Alex7

    Seymour and Palmer helped us go 4-12 last year.

    Are we saying we miss them? That Mark would rather have them than the $20 million in cash he saved?

  • marks hair

    new post. lame excuse makers not welcome

  • funnyfalcon

    Healthy o-line matters quite a bit. Unfortunately, TP is shell shocked. He’ll end up holding the ball too long and going through his progressions way too slowly (as usual).

  • Not true. When you go to the ground, no matter where on the field, it is different with a catch.

  • Alex7

    exactly, a good QB and we win no matter who the coach is.

    See Norv winning 3 playoff games in San Diego in 3 seasons.

  • JV.

    Vick is washed up and Hundley isnt coming out.

    There goes those plans

  • Alex7

    The O-line is the reason Pryor can’t read a defense and locks in on one WR..

    Got it.

  • funnyfalcon

    He controlled the ball at the 4. Extremely poor interpretation. That’s exactly when the receiver becomes a runner and breaks the plane of the goal line.

  • TrevJo

    my mistake. good question, lol

  • Alex7

    awww, again, teams build over the course of 8 drafts or so to where they are now. See the 49ers, Seahawks, and Ravens.

  • funnyfalcon

    I don’t need you to explain to me what I already know, thanks.

  • Dakota

    He had to take that hit this year in order to free up space next year….I did not agree with trading Palmer, but not having his salary against us this upcoming offseason will be nice….I blame him for the Flynn money. How was the Seymour contract against Reggie…..I can’t remember how that played out…..did we have the cap space to cut Seymour last year instead of this year? I don’t think we did….but didn’t Reggie have to restructure Seymour in order to get under the cap in 2012?

  • Dakota

    Is he playing RB now?

  • funnyfalcon

    You’re just baiting now. It’s getting pretty tiresome, really.

  • Alex7

    it’s just logic. Everyone was HAPPY with the moves Reggie made when he made them.

    That we didn’t magically win a bunch more games this year while reducing our talent is somehow upsetting people.

  • funnyfalcon

    Right, you know it and I know it… no reason to rub it in everyone’s face.

  • Gdog

    I liked Amendola at WR (5 year 31 mill). Micheal Bennett went to Seat for one yr/ 5 mill
    (less than we spent on Flynn) one of the best edge rushers in the
    league. We could have fit them both in easily.

    Need I go on, or have you had enough?

  • If he doesn’t go the ground in the process of the catch.
    The falling to the ground was part of the catch, and those rules apply no matter where on the field. It wouldn’t have been a catch at the 50 yard line, in the end zone, or if the end zone was the sideline.

  • TrevJo

    Vegas is conservative. They didn’t have anyone over 11.5 wins or under 5 wins. Even though every year there is a 13-or-more win team and a 3-or-less win team. Vegas knew full well that we were at or the bottom of the barrel. At least we played out merely near the bottom rather than at.

  • Gdog

    Thats how I remembered it too… was it the Murphy play that this first came up? I know it had to do with a Raider…

  • Lou Murphy, Calvin Johnson, there was a controversial one last year on the sidelines.
    As I say, you leave it up to the refs and it IS ALWAYS going to be 50/50.
    Why few don’t blame Streater for letting the DB get in their and poke it away is beyond me.

  • TrevJo

    I don’t think the rule was intended to consider plays like this as being ones where “falling to the ground was part of the catch”. Unfortunately it has evolved that way as the calls have played out. From a common-sense standpoint, if a player has their feet underneath them as they catch the ball, in general the going to the ground part shouldn’t apply (see both Megatron and Streater). However in the officials’ minds if you are off-balance at all when you catch the ball and then you fall down, they unfortunately consider that as “going to the ground in the act of catching a pass”

  • Gdog

    He was sooooo wide open if St. McGloin didn’t make him twist his body backwards it was a TD easy. (back to his nasty habit of throwing to the wrong shoulder I was arguing earlier today).

  • TrevJo

    It’s called rebuilding. Usually it doesn’t take 2 years to clean house but usually a team’s roster and contracts aren’t nearly as bad as they were when RM arrived.