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Pryor’s play vs. Broncos resembled his play all season

OAKLAND – Terrelle Pryor’s play against the Denver Broncos on Sunday looked much like his season as the Raiders primary quarterback: Some good things, some bad, a jaw-dropping play here, a head-scratching play there, plenty tough to assess overall.
It all unfolded in plain view of a sold-out crowd at the Coliseum and throughout the course of a 34-14 victory by the Broncos in the Raiders regular-season finale.
If nothing else, coach Dennis Allen, general manager Reggie McKenzie, owner Mark Davis and offensive coordinator Greg Olson secured one more piece of evidence to build a case for how to proceed when it comes to the quarterback position.
That Pryor started Sunday speaks volumes, given he started eight of Oakland’s first nine games, yet Allen said he felt compelled to take another look at Pryor before the season ended.
Allen wasn’t ready to pass judgment on Pryor’s performance during his postgame news conference.
“I’m going to hold off on that until I get a chance to watch the tape” Allen said.
Pryor struggled in the first half and compiled the bulk of his decent-looking stats long after the Broncos sealed the outcome.
Pryor completed 6 of 11 passes for 35 yards in the first half. By that time, the Broncos led 31-0.
In the second half, Pryor went 15 of 27 for 172 yards and two touchdowns.
“Scoring twice, it made the day a little bit better,” Pryor said. “Not to say that it’s acceptable to lose, but you never want to score zero points.”
Matt McGloin started the six games before Sunday. Allen said Pryor starting against the Broncos was not an indictment of McGloin’s six-game look-see.
Pryor is under contract through the 2014 season. At this point, the starting job figures to be open among McGloin, Pryor and whoever else the Raiders acquire via the draft and free agency.
He declined to say whether he wants back for another season or if he is interested in a change of scenery.
“Right now, I don’t think this is the time or place to be (talking about that),” Pryor said. “I don’t know what the future holds.”
For now, Pryor said he intends to take a week off and then get back to work. He admitted that he has plenty to work on during the offseason.
“There’s always room for improvement,” Pryor said. “ … I would say I’m inconsistent. Period. I got to get better.”
Veteran offensive lineman Khalif Barnes said Pryor made huge strides this season — Pryor’s first starting more than one game — and that better things are on the horizon.
“He showed that he can make throws after he gets out of trouble with his feet,” Barnes said. “He has made some incredible plays once he left the pocket. That gets overshadowed because of the season we had.
“The kid does have the chance to be a special player if he sharpens up his fundamentals. If he gets more consistent, he can be a dynamic player, for sure.”

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  • Alex7

    Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Rico Stifler

    So? Hindsight is 20/20.

  • kenchun24

    Boomshakalaka…yeah…Reggie = hotseat times ten if DA is getting put to the pike from the Nation.

  • Stabler

    Hindsight is how you evaluate a draft.

  • Rico Stifler

    Really? How stupid can you be?

  • Alex7

    higher drafted QB wins again.

  • docta1232

    Sure but his employment coincided with 3 consecutive years of making the playoffs and helping Dalton to look pretty good. Not giving him all the credit for the playoffs, but it’s intriguing.

  • jtdxyz

    huh? was there another game

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    I’m just repeating what Brown said. Take it up with him if you don’t like it.

  • kenchun24

    Teddy B has a nice rollout passes too. Did it alot in the LVille bowl game.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    How do any NFL reporters learn anything?

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    K Barnes, soothsayer. Get outta here, both you and Pryor. Enough time wasted on the both of you.

    The biggest scholarship player of all is Terelle Pryor. NOT A QB. PERIOD.

  • JV.

    That orton pick was so bad it made me sad lol sucks for cowgirls fans at least we don’t get all hyped just to choke on national tv every year.

  • BOKNOWS

    Absolutely!

  • Rico Stifler

    Yeah, but you can’t pine over players that no one was wanting at the time….

  • kenchun24

    Or Kelvin Benjamin 6’5″ with speed from FSU.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Allen making excuses & throwing the players under the us is disgusting.

    Fire this clown tonight!!! Like trask asked why did the narrative change?

  • 0ak R8rs

    FU

  • Lefty12

    Come on.You know damn well anything after rd 4 is an even bigger crap shot than early picks

  • JV.

    #Anything.

  • Chris in NY

    1. Bring back Hue.
    2. If Bridgewater isn’t available, F it, go all-in on Manziel.

  • Alex7

    Pryor ranked 47th in QB rating.
    That’s hard to do in a 32-team league.

  • Lefty12

    FU

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    According to Tim Brown, DA is returning for 2014.

  • 0ak R8rs

    FU.

  • kenchun24

    I’m fine with risking for Carr,Manziel over Bortles in the high 1st..but not Bortles. 2nd for Bortles sure why not.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    According to Tim Brown, Callahan tanked the Super Bowl.

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    I’m actually a little surprised. I thought he’d be a hot mess at this level.

  • Rico Stifler

    Yeah, round four on is typically depth players, at best.

  • 2romes

    The “team”can’t point fingers at T P losing. Down by 7 point turned to down by 31 in a heartbeat. That is a team loss. T.P. Needs a lot of work like the rest of this ORG.

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

    Not saying I would have taken him, that is hindsight.
    Just saying players are producing around the league for playoff teams drafted after Bergs. Saying we had no picks is nonsense.

  • 0ak R8rs

    He was for about 10 weeks. Dramatic turnaround, starting w us, of course, combined w a sht division helped.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    get him outta here–we don’t need qb drama from that one.

  • Howard Benner

    Don’t get your panties in a bind, rubber duck. . .you took the bait. . .have to insert some comic relief in the aftermath of such a disastrous season.

    Most of yo have it easy. Most of you live in the Bay Area. . .the area of my college days. Alas, I returned to the Pacific Northwest. . .Home of the Seahawks, the odds on favorite to not only represent the NFC but win the Superbowl. . .yet I will continue to wear my Raiders gear proudly. . .despite the catcalls. .

    I revel in being in a “me against everybody” scenario. . .that is a true Raider mentality . . .and when I am cremated my urn will be sinver with a black stripe & the Raider logo prominently festooned on both sides. . .that’s how I roll!

    Got it, duckie?

  • RaidingTexas

    Doubt we’ll ever know, but there is the possibility

  • Stabler

    Our whole team is a weakness, we literally have no strengths.

  • JV.

    Prolly false too quick for mark and co to make a decision. Da said himself mark was gonna take time to evaluate and decide. Scott Bair said it could take days or this week.

  • 2romes

    You hit the target!

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    You think this is the only time JFB has pointed this kind of thing out?

    2 drafts no play makers JFB is simply pointing out there were guys there we whiffed there are many if these examples.

  • Lefty12

    Oh,he can be pretty stupid

  • 2romes

    Raider team much better than Pryor. I will try to see that.

  • funnyfalcon

    Too bad we can’t trade DA.

  • Orthodoxdj

    I’m just glad the Pryor experiment is over. Moveon.org.

  • Dakota

    lol

  • Rico Stifler

    Round four and later is usually depth players, at best. So I had zero expectations of any impact players from the first draft. Tell me, how many players drafted round four thru seven is making an impact? Not many. It is easy to point out the few that are…

  • kenchun24

    Dude I hope GB can get a miracle at home vs. the Niners next week.

  • Howard Benner

    Too bad his choices are 1) Go back to college for his senior year, which, like Andrew Luck he can play with his degree in his back pocket or 2) Opt for the draft & become the #1 overall pick of the Houston Texans. . .

    Watch Blake Bortles. He also rolls out well to his left. . . unfortunately, he, too will
    be gone by the time the Raiders pick, unless he opts to return to school for his senior year.

  • BOKNOWS

    He is not a QB….

  • BOKNOWS

    Bortles

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    Its so hard to be a Raider fan….