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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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  • the authoritative dr robert

    @Jerrymcd: Allen says re; Pryor `This isn’t the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.’ Said he talked with Pryor, who was apologetic.

  • the authoritative dr robert

    @Jerrymcd: Raiders Allen calls comments by agent saying Pryor set up to fail `stupidest frickin’ thing I’ve ever heard.’

  • DKnight007

    Hue dealt with way more adversity and still had the team one win from playoffs…all of this with being strapped with one of the worst DC’s in NFL history.

  • DKnight007

    TROLL!!

  • Tyrone Wheatley

    Colt McCoy 6’2″. McGloin 6’1″. pretty close. Colt McCoy rookie season–people thought they had their future qb. Turned out he was already at his peak, a rather SHORT peak *nudge nudge. MERRY CHRISTMAS RAIDER NATION! IM OUT. GO RAIDERS! GO TP! HAHA

  • DKnight007

    What do you know?? DA actually growing a pair instead of being a yes man and trying to save his job. Allen sucks as a head coach!

  • DKnight007

    Will DA now get fired for showing some passion like Hue did? haha

  • BigBenRexor

    Allen: “This isn’t Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. This is football.”
    —-
    I haven’t seen anything in the past 6 weeks that resembles Football

  • DKnight007

    Get Gruden in here to turn this ship around and get serious again about playing 4 full quarters of hard winning football and re-energize the franchise, players and fan base!

  • BigBenRexor

    Seems to work against us

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    pryor is back and the cross posters want me “banned”

    Lmao

    these dudes are melting down because their affectionate overtures and appeals for matt macgloin and allen have gone unswered.

    macgloin and allen are hanging on by a thread. allen has been exposed as fraud and conniving untrustworthy sham of a coach. His pet macgloin has proven what everybody on earth other than allen already knew, he is a scrub.

    At least we get to watch some talent playing for the raiders this weekend, pryor makes it worth my time

    too late for allen to come graveling at the feet of pryor everyone knows this dudes jacket at this point. he wears it like a skunk wears malodorous funk

    the media knows, davis knows, and pryor knows, allen is full of it

  • RaiderLen

    There’s plenty of energy in anger. lol

  • willy91137

    Dennis Allen looks like you’ll be glad to see the season over with I think there’s a 50-50 chance he won’t be here next year but probably promotes Strabo then we will have offense minded coach he done very well the first year in Miami he he did it for the very strong running game and we could use one of those next year our offense of line ought to be very much better if we can find somebody to spin the ball for us we got some good young wide receivers coming up we should look good next year

  • the authoritative dr robert

    Ur a racist scumbag who’s miserable life is displayed for all to see.

    The blog doesn’t need bigoted punks like u.

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

    Manning has recievers open! All the Fn time! How ?

  • the authoritative dr robert

    Now go cry to cork and company, begging to stay.

    Ur tuff militant talk about not apologizing crumbles when ur faced with being banned.

    Go grovel.

  • RaiderLen

    The Nefarious Neanderthals Now Know their Notions have been Noted and exposed..

  • willy91137

    he did not no bubbles all broke down

  • RaiderLen

    Knee injury. On the sideline from the chain gang. Al knew.

  • BigBenRexor

    Well, we almost made it a full season without distraction and scandel. That would’ve been DA’s only accomplishment in his shameful Raiders career. But it seems he’s failed at that too.

  • Raideraholic

    All I want for Christmas is Bill Cowher, Ben Roethlisberger, and a promising young QB to groom.

  • NYCRaider

    this is the excuse for RM being allowed a whole season to evaluate instead of rebuilding from the start. year 2 he created 21-30 million of dead money BY HIMSELF , that amount is higher than every team in the AFC except the Jags.

  • DKnight007

    Sims and Burnett should be resigned as should Houston, Veldheer and one of the two CB’s between Porter and Jenkins. Sims and Burnett have been playing hard are finishing the season strong.

  • prometheus

    u posted that white people are mutants and the result of a genetic experiment. you will be treated just like the SS racist guy. I EMAILED CORK MYSELF. I DID IT..only me

  • DKnight007

    Yeah. Worst case scenario if DA is fired and and if Gruden does not come back, is Soprano promoted to head coach.

  • DKnight007

    bad energy….

  • RaiderLen

    Anger can be channeled into a positive outcome.

    Energy not “good” nor “bad”.

  • DKnight007

    Love hearing DA’s request for his assistants to receive extensions was denied. That means Davis and McK might actually have a plan to replace him with Gruden since Davis has been talking to Gruden since last year.

    http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/raiders_ready_to_fire_dennis_allen/15371401?linksrc=story_team_oakland_raiders_auto_module_head_15371401

  • prometheus

    what a mess. DA is gone, guy is not a good HC clearly. not a leader.. david shaw enter

  • Dakota

    jezus I would rather keep da if there is a chance sparano would be the choice to replace him. Fml!

    We would be back in this same situation in two years.

  • prometheus

    if that happens it happens. we’ll all be upbeat about gruden and the future will look good.

  • RaiderLen

    Burnett has a year remaining I believe. Sims Is a keeper imo. Veld will get re upped if His comments are any indication.

  • prometheus

    Sim and burnett def.. Houston if he has realistic pay expectations. he’s a 2nd wheel type of DE and would be made better by a real pass rusher.

  • prometheus

    we all need to clean up this blog. get back to the raider talk. somehow

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    allens actions smack of desperation as he does anything in his power to salvage some sort of credibility in the eyes of his players and employers.

    Too little to late. Squirming like a worm wont save him now 8-23 looks a lot worse when this kind of scandal is leaked form the shadows.

    Allen is toast and his attempt to scape goat pryor and install his favored protege have blown up in his face like a trick cigar.

    Allen and his lies have been exposed and this is as ugly a spectacle as you ever want to see. So much for changing the culture and all of the other garbage that he said he was here to do.

    what a loser

  • BigBenRexor

    No to promoting or keeping any coaches. Just start brand new from the HC on down.

  • prometheus

    hopefully you’ve been good

  • SaintKaufman

    F U

  • the authoritative dr robert

    DA sucks but Pryor just looks like a crazy idiot like u.

    Ur the real loser.

  • Raider O

    That’s it?
    Lol

  • SaintKaufman

    F. U

  • BigBenRexor

    Sporano would’ve made a decent Interim HC mid season, but i wouldn’t have him as HC next offseason.

  • Raider O

    Don’t waste your time. Logic is wasted on these monkeys.

  • RaidO

    So dysfunctional. DA and this Pryor stuff. DA needs to go..

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

    Somewhere ,wherever he is , Leaf has to be ready to deliver himself

  • willy91137

    How you talk about Ryan leaf is in prison for selling drugs

  • RaiderLen

    DA and Pryor, or just DA? Or DA and Pryor’s agent?

    Or all 3?

    Do we scapegoat One or Two or all Three?

  • prometheus

    all 3 will be unaffiliated with OAK soon

  • RaiderLen

    Well then, there’s the answer.

  • RaidO

    “First is, I’d say that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever frickin’ heard,” Allen said, via ESPN.com’s Paul Gutierrez. “This isn’t the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. This isn’t made-for-TV drama. This is football.”

    Dennis does not know football. Get him out of here..