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Pryor’s season ending way it began

ALAMEDA – Terrelle Pryor’s season is ending the way it began, under center as the Raiders starting quarterback, for the regular-season finale against the Denver Broncos.
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.
“We got a chance to see Matt McGloin for six games,” Allen said Monday at his day-after-game news conference. “I liked a lot of things that I saw in Matt. It’s been a while since we’ve gotten an opportunity to see Terrelle in a game, and I want to get him in the game and get another opportunity to evaluate him.”
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.
McGloin and Pryor weren’t available for comment, as Allen gave his players the day off Monday.

– The Raiders committed a season-high 12 penalties for 73 yards against the Chargers on Sunday. That thrust them near the top of the league, a spot all too familiar for Raiders teams of the past.
Overall, they were penalized 114 times for 902 yards the first 15 games. The Seahawks (121) are the only team penalized more. The Raiders are seventh in terms of yards penalized.
By comparison, the Raiders committed 108 penalties (tied for eighth) for 939 yards (eighth) last season on the heels of shattering league records for penalties (163) and yards penalized (1,358) in 2011 under then-coach Hue Jackson.

– The Raiders now know all 13 of their opponents for next season.
Their eight home games are: Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Chargers, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins (in England), Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals and 49ers.
Their eight away games are: Broncos, Chiefs, Chargers, Cleveland Browns, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, New York Jets and New England Patriots.

– The Broncos roll into Oakland later this week without standout linebacker Von Miller, who suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament Sunday. Even so, the Raiders can expect the Broncos’ best shot, regardless of the fact the Broncos already clinched the AFC West and a first-round bye in the AFC Playoffs.
The Broncos still need a victory over the Raiders or a Patriots loss or tie to sew up home-field advantage.
Then there’s the matter of quarterback Peyton Manning, who is 266 yards shy of surpassing Drew Brees as the NFL record-holder for most yards in a season. Manning passed for 400 yards against the Texans on Sunday, and he is at 5,211 through 15 games.

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  • prometheus

    QB went down in week 7. Raiders were 3-2 when campbell went down get your facts straight…period

  • TerrapinRaider

    Well what do we have here? Controversy?
    This is very interesting. TP2s agent is basically saying what many suspect and further reason way DA & RM needs to go. I have never seen such a circus at the QB position as I’ve seen this year from the Raiders.
    That so called HC benched his starting QB (who got injured while playing behind a terrible OLine) after just one game where his backup had a great day. He was never behind TP. Never! Him nor the GM! He always overlooked him and didn’t want to work with him or coach him up. Like the agent said, he “stumble” upon him.

  • RaidingTexas

    Also thought Teddy got sacked a lot in that one. Been awhile though, it’s fuzzy.

  • Gdog

    The bar is just “good” and these are the ones good according to PFF… zero or above.
    It really doesn’t take much to get a zero rating with PFF… you just need as many good plays as bad.

  • Alex7

    Jennings had no impact? Other than leading the entire NFL in yards from scrimmage for over a month. Holmes and Streater no impact? Pashos? Sims? No impact when forced to choose from minimal salary guys?

    No need to go overboard.

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

    He started him over a healthy Flynn to start the season.
    TP got 9-10 games was able to come back twice from injury, McGloin got a few games.

  • RaidingTexas

    Cwood is his nostalgic keeper. Holding on as tightly as he can to the Al Davis days.

  • TheCrateDigger.com

    How do you know when you haven’t seen any on the list that i named get any playing time since Al was alive.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    This us maybe the most idiotic idea of countless here.

    If they were never behind Pryor, why the fvck would they cut the guy they traded for and give him 8 starts?

    What a fvcking ungrateful jackazz Pryor is. He stunk and he can’t man up about it.

    And his fans have to be the most delusional idiots on earth.

  • RaidingTexas

    Paul Gutierrez @PGutierrezESPN1s

    “First is, I’d say that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever fricken heard.” – #Raiders coach Dennis Allen on #TerrellePryor’s agent claims

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    LOL awesome

  • Gdog

    Who me? I agree with JFB.. he has looked worthless lately. But Reggie said he has to keep his “good” players, because he isn’t spending any money at “Macy’s.”

    If we don’t keep CWood we will prolly put someone like ROSS back there.

  • RaidingTexas

    TP does have a jumpshot. Saw it many times this season.

  • JOn Wooah

    DA just said he called Terrelle Pryor last night after he was made aware of the comments.. he had to let Tp2 know that in no way he felt that way.

    Im glad DA called Tp2 first. Tp2 is the leader of this team and Im glad Coach took out time out of his night to call Terelle and make sure everything was ok. He should call Tp2.. he has been here longer and plus he is the leader of the team. I like that about DA.

    THats a plus.

  • Dakota

    The so called coach vs the so called quarterback. Only in Oakland….

  • RaiderLen

    Allen firing back. Not soft.

  • RaidingTexas

    The Colt is short comment again? LOL

  • JOn Wooah

    Did they tweet that DA called Tp2 last night and made sure to tell him it wasnt true that he felt that way??

    I think thats way more awesome. Goes to show you even DA knows Tp2 is aware of some shady ish going down. Its all good though. Plenty of teams would love to have Tp2. He is just gonna wait till he gets on a real team.. or gets a REAL HC.. not some Defensive backs Coach. lol

  • willy91137

    the Oakland Raiders have not had a quarterback since Rich Gannon there will always be a circus until you find the right one Cleveland’s doing the same thing this team this year had better players the only reason last year’s team won four games is because Kansas City was so bad we beat them twice that team last year when the one to games if Kansas City hadn’t been so bad probably have 11 more players on the team next year and they will be better than the ones we had this year

  • TerrapinRaider

    Thats because TP2 gave him no choice. It was too damn obvious who stunk and who had potential. I said from the start Flynn was garbage and they shouldve went with Pryor. Never shouldve paid him that cash either – it was stupid from the start.
    Now when the turd THOUGHT he had an alternative option in McGloin, he jumped on it like a pimp on hoe – didnt even hesitate to discard Pryor …after 3 wins may I add. All to go 1-5 with his new boy toy.

  • prometheus

    Good for Dennis Allen man.. speak up and call that clown out

  • JV.

    Allen also sad “this isn’t Beverly hills house wives, this isn’t a tv drama filled with controversy” hahaha nice response also kinda snapped when they asked him if it was his decision to start Pryors and not marks or Reggie’s.

  • Guest

    Did they tweet where DA called Pryor last night and made sure to tell him that his shady tactics were not true?? I think thats way more awesome.. either way Plenty of other teams would want PRYOR.. so either way till he gets on a real team.. or Tp2 gets a real HC.. not some defensive backs coach lol

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    dennnis allen is a liar period end of story.

    He went from ” matt macgloin is our starter” to “its been a part of the plan” to go back to terrelle pryor.

    How can anyone belive with this two faced little weasel says? Most importantly how can any of the qbs going to be able to trust his word or lead the team based on the coaches word?

    how is the rest of the team supposed to respond this mind numbing waufle job by the guy with the tittle head coach. he is the guy trusted to make the hard decisions and he is expected to be right more than he is wrong.

    based on the way the team has performed since beating the hapless texans i would surmise that the locker room has long gotten a whiff of allens foul breathed lies.

    The defense isnt flying around and tackling this is one of the hall marks of effort, as tackling is almost all effort and technique. The raiders inability to tackle and get stops proves these guys are not buying what allen is selling and have tuned him out.

    I guess rolondo was at least right on his assessment of allen.

    Allen stinks he nees to be fired tonight!!!!

  • prometheus

    leader of the team? god you are a moron. why do you post here?

  • JOn Wooah

    Did they tweet that DA called Tp2 last night and made sure to tell him it wasnt true that he felt that way??

    I think thats way more awesome. Goes to show you even DA knows Tp2 is
    aware of some shady ish going down. Its all good though. Plenty of
    teams would love to have Tp2. He is just gonna wait till he gets on a
    real team.. or gets a REAL HC.. not some Defensive backs Coach. lol

  • JOn Wooah

    PRYOR is now speaking at the press conference..

  • JV.

    You already posted this once man, no need to keep posting it till someone responds.

  • RaidingTexas

    You bring up another reason it is hard to get good FAs to come to Oakland – the facilities.

  • Tyrone Wheatley

    don’t let the repetition fool you. the questions raised are valid. he can’t improve. he wasnt even great in college. brees and doug flutie were awesome. so what makes you think he’s a franchise qb now? Gannon was drafted as a DB and his feet allowed him to be good. maybe put mcG in a spread offense and he’ll do better but thats a lot to risk for such low return.

  • willy91137

    do you know what the rest of the team is thinking must play like hell this game and get in our cars and go home see you next year they don’t give a damn who’s quarterbacking

  • prometheus

    DA said he would give Pryor another look to evaluate him. he said that 4 weeks ago clown. he was planning on starting pryor again. you are a slow minded fuuuk. low IQ dipshzt

  • JOn Wooah

    Ummm hate to break it to you .. the rest of the team has been wanting to leave since the Thanksgiving game.. Did they look like they wanted to win in San Diego?? has nothing to do with PRYOR.. mgloin cant win games

  • prometheus

    you need to be banned from this site too racist.

  • JOn Wooah

    Just like Rolando going off on DA last year.. and DMAC going off on the Coach too last year.. plenty of players just keep their mouths shuts and collect the game checks.. ROMAC was just dumb enough to pop off.. he should have kept quiet…

    most of these players know DA isnt ready to be HC yet.. but they are good company men as the should.

  • JOn Wooah

    Look at mike MItchell and Palmer.. both playing for a real team.. and a real HC.. thats why mitchell starts for a Ron Rivera defense.. Reggie wnated Ross lol..

    Mitchell is playing lights out for what he calls it.. Panther Nation.

  • RaidingTexas

    I didn’t say McGloin was a franchise QB! I’m just trying to understand why you guys think Colt is as short as McGloin. Absolutely not true.

  • prometheus

    so can the blog mods record Mistics IP address and ban him? mistic called white people MUTANT and a genetic experiment. this dude needs to be banned. POS

  • the authoritative dr robert

    McClain, DMc, and Pryor all suck.

  • RaiderLen

    You know Al got the worst of it when He traded Ray Chester to the Colts for a Damaged Bubba Smith.

    “Colt Nation” still talks about that bone headed move.

  • RaidingTexas

    No, there aren’t plenty of teams that would want TP as a starting QB. As a project TE maybe.

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

    So , pats shut down manning, why can’t tarver look at game tape and duplicate

  • the authoritative dr robert

    Email cork at zasbury51@aol.com

  • prometheus

    DA shouldn’t have called TP to explain himself, should have been other way around. DA is gutless for making that call.

  • prometheus

    I’m on it

  • Raider 8

    ok..i gotta admit that’s pretty cool.
    advantage allen. i want him back now.

  • RaidingTexas

    So every time a team gets beat, if you duplicate what the winning team did, it guarantees success?

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

    Is kookkell mistic?

  • DKnight007

    the TROLL mumbles something again???

  • the authoritative dr robert

    @JoshDubowAP: 3 coaches (Campo, Walton, Biles) since merger took over team coming off 2 non-losing yrs, had 2 losing yrs and came back for 3rd yr #Raiders

  • RaidingTexas

    Vic Tafur @VicTafur12m

    Jerome Stanley said Allen setting up Pryor to fail by starting him. Allen: “This isn’t Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. This is football.”

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    Good gems from DA today. Love it