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

By Steve Corkran
Sunday, December 29th, 2013 at 6:31 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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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  • Howard Benner

    Ah, you detected the satirical nature in my comment. . .thanks for playing! You are the grand prize winner!

  • kenchun24

    lol

  • Lefty12

    With Rodgers back it could very well happen.

  • 2romes

    Maybe a move in the right direction in getting the center to hike the ball In the QB’s direction.

  • Stabler
  • 2romes

    Though I saw him play QB today.

  • BOKNOWS

    Indeed….but so many hot chicks at the game today…dayum!

  • Rico Stifler

    I could only count like 8 players that I know of that has been good or better that were drafted from pick 97 to pick 253… 8 out of 156 players….

  • Stabler

    Ah, running the spread offense, were you now.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    It had better be, but I’m not convinced it is.

  • Stabler

    How about to Tampa Bay, for two #1′s, two #2′s, and $7 million? It worked before.

  • BOKNOWS

    Indeed…..only thing that went right today….and got some pics with raideretts…

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Wow, we pick fifth, not third. Can’t even win there.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    well, if miss tick is correct and Pryor elevates the play of everybody else, we are in trouble.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    His cruddy game today couple with his comments (via his agent) several days ago?

    Lane Kiffin has a better chance of being in the Silver & Black next season.

  • Rico Stifler

    Like I posted above, there are very few players drafted after Bergs that have been good starters. I only counted like 8 offhand out of the 157 players drafted after Bergs. Finding a player like that is akin to finding treasure at a yard sale…

  • 2romes

    Some People don’t want to see that. They are fixed believing he is not a QB. To tell you the truth I don’t care.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Dump Pryor. He sucks.

  • JV.

    Clowney or Barr at pick 5 seems more likely, unless we wanna pick whatever qb is left…. Only impact player are those two unless we want a WR.

  • BOKNOWS

    QB QB QB ….cause we don’t have one….

  • Rico Stifler

    Wrong draft. Boykin was drafted in 2012.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    HAHAHAHA.

  • RaidingTexas

    Once again … NO to Clowney. How many times must it be said?

  • BOKNOWS

    He’s made a career off one play…

  • 2romes

    I can care less about the Pryor thing. I want to see a team that won’t let every team to score at will.

  • JV.

    Hence the word “or” who else is there besides Barr and Sammy? It’s a suggestion sheesh lol.

  • RaidingTexas

    And it was over a year ago. Unbelievable.

  • Alex7

    A few sites have Jax not taking a QB due to HC’s defensive-oriented mentality and his possible thought that he can’t risk a rookie QB causing another bad season or he’ll get the ax.

  • JV.

    And sacking qbs

  • Stabler

    He is going to put up freak-like numbers at the combine. Then again, so did Bruce Campbell.

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

    Did I call it or what?

  • RaidingTexas

    Well, just say Barr then!!!

  • Alex7

    Browns are 4-12 with Pro Bowlers at LT, C, WR, and CB.
    QB is all you need, baby.

  • Rico Stifler

    No he didn’t. This year’s team is better than last year’s team and DA dropped the soap, fvcktard….

  • JV.

    Biggest question is what st Louis is gonna do. They have Quinn and long. No need for a pass rusher and Bradford is what it’s gonna come down to. If they don’t take a qb then there’s a chance there’s one for us. Or we wait until round 2

  • Stabler

    You don’t even need good receivers or a running back, IF you are at Brady/Brees/Manning/Rogers level.

  • Rico Stifler

    I will vomit if we draft Manziel…

  • JV.

    “or Barr” cmon man!

  • BOKNOWS

    I just got back from the game and it seems all I heard everyone yell was “Throw the dam ball Pryor!!”

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Not stupid, blinded, blinded by extraneous factors.

  • Gdog

    I’d rather have that than have Reggie hire another greenhorn while he keeps his job… I hope you are right!

  • Rico Stifler

    Maybe. Just not sure how he’d do without AJ Green at WR and two first round TEs that haven’t down much.

  • RaidingTexas

    Well, I think you need either a QB or WRs. The Bengals are a pretty good example of a team with good WRs but a mediocre QB.

  • 504 Raider

    He slipped to the 4th. Was projected 2nd rounder in many mocks.

  • Rico Stifler

    Wow, are you stupid…. You are a much bigger idiot than Alex is…..

  • Stabler

    Lots of veterans available this year: Marc Wilson, Rusty Hilger, Jay Schroeder to name a few.

  • Alex7

    Fisher doesn’t seem like a rookie QB kind of guy. Raiders need to trade up to #2 with the Rams.

  • JV.

    And get who? Bridgewater is gonna be gone

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Only if Bridgewater’s available.

  • BOKNOWS

    Plunk looked good today….