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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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  • Gdog

    I’ve seen enough. period

  • Stabler

    I live off of memories.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    You totally did.

  • kenchun24

    lol I don’t want him either…but I know he has had some big games in the SEC and with weapons and a good scheme he may be effective in the pors…but if we draft Manziel we better draft Evans to bail him out and hire Drake for his Vegas binges.

  • Stabler

    Two rings, put that man in the HOF.

  • Gdog

    They are still a lot closer than us needing all of that AND a QB…

  • Stabler

    4-12 AND you have to live in Cleveland. Ugh.

  • 504 Raider

    While we at it, we should also take the Amistad to our game in London next year instead of flying.

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

    me too

  • RaidingTexas

    Andrew Luck
    Drew Brees
    Nick Foles
    Andy Dalton
    Four of the twelve playoff QBs are from Austin or Houston.

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

    LMAO

  • 2romes

    Raiders score 22 Points and the other team scores 23. With a good QB the Raiders scores 39 points the other teams scores 40 points.The Point is, the defense will give up more points than the Raiders score and that has been the history of late. The defense has not held even with a defensive minded coach. Not good!

  • Alex7

    True, obviously the defense needs improvement as well, but you can fix the QB with ONE pick and that makes a bigger difference than the D.

  • BOKNOWS

    Finally some sense in here….

  • 504 Raider

    Where is Manziel’s hometown?

  • 2romes

    Try reading that over. The more points win.

  • Stabler

    Tyler

  • Stabler

    How about Cork’s idea: QB in the first round EVERY year until you get it right?

  • 504 Raider

    Close enough. Let’s get him.

  • 2romes

    Better odds.

  • JV.

    “After looking worried about his future following the loss the previous Sunday in San Diego, Allen started to relax about his future Friday. But there are no guarantees that Davis will keep his patience after Sunday’s debacle. He is trying his best, one source said, but McKenzie and Allen won’t know for sure until all three sit down Monday.”

    Allen isn’t safe yet. We will find out tomorrow hopefully.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Ideally, I’d like to see us take Bridgewater/Bortles/Carr in Round 1, then maybe grab that kid from Cornell in Round 5 or so. Let them compete with McGloin. Best QB wins. (Pryor, if he’s stil here, will be our 4th-string camp arm to be dumped during final cuts)

  • 504 Raider

    Pray Manziel is There at 5 and we are set until a Hispanic is named President of The United States.

  • Alex7

    How many pro-bowlers on defense do the Eagles, Saints, Broncos, Colts, Patriots, Packers, and Chargers have…COMBINED?
    .
    FOUR! Robert Mathis, Cameron Jordan, Eric Weddle, and Aqib Talib.
    .
    Find your QB, and the rest is icing on the cake.

  • JV.

    Jeff Mathews in round 4-5 is good.

  • 2romes

    The Panthers gave the ball back three times that I saw without moving it on offensive. The defense still gave there offense a chance to win it in the end. In contrast, once Denver scored ten points the Raiders defense gave in.

  • Stabler

    Oh well, Chudzinski’s available now.

  • 504 Raider

    Yet the blog brothers want Barr or Clowney. Reggie is gonna have to send a 2nd, 3rd, and 6 top of the line Radar Detectors to St. Louis to move up and get Manziel. Rams then draft Clowney. And since fans announce picks now I’d let a Missouri State Trooper belt out his name.

  • Alex7

    interesting. 4 out of 6 Pro Bowl DEs did not make the playoffs.
    4 out of 6 Pro Bowl DTs did not make the playoffs.

  • Stabler

    I wonder what % of Pro Bowl QB’s have made the playoffs the past 20 years? Gotta be close to 100%.

  • BOKNOWS

    Pryor = Pro Bowl WR

  • kenchun24

    Gannon for the Raids made it what – 2 or 3 pro bowls and playoff excluding his MVP Super Bowl year

  • Stabler

    Maybe he still has some eligibility left at Ohio State, where he can polish his game.

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

    How many think our stadium situation has a lot to do with our situation ?

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Per Cork, Pryor doesn’t want to change positions. He’s gonna Tebow himself right out of the league.

  • Stabler

    4 Pro Bowls, 2 Pro Bowl MVP’s.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    It has something to do with it, no doubt.

  • Stabler

    New post

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    “Duckie?” Really?

  • kenchun24

    With Candlestick going bye bye..the Raids are a relic in many ways no doubt.

  • 2romes

    Good! Next year no more excuses. They can get there QB straightened out in the off season with a price, the center that can make a QB comfortable behind him, and a revamped defenses that taps the money well dry.

  • BOKNOWS

    If I’m pryor…im thinking how can I dominate?? Hmm?….Well I did play Point Guard….I know…WR!!!!!

  • Howard Benner

    You don’t like it, change your handle. . .

  • 2romes

    If DA goes Reggie goes!

  • 2romes

    If DA goes Reggie goes!

  • Howard Benner

    I’m mainly being sarcastic. . .I do think he is still headstrong enough to think he is an NFL caliber QB, regardless what we all think. . .

  • Howard Benner

    I wonder how much the Dubai investment/development group is paying attention. . .

  • DKnight007

    Bortles or Manziel should be considered at #5 for Raiders. This team needs a QB….badly…..

  • DKnight007

    This team gave up under Allen. Not good….not good at all.

  • EDWARD TEACH

    Uh, no. Folks like you just started paying attention when they showed that highlight. Some of you guys should really watch these kids play before you comment. It’s like before the bowl games; everyone was on one qb’s or another’s bandwagon. Then they played the games and lo and behold, they’re not very good when you actually watch them. Clowney is going to be a great player in the NFL, and at a position where we need a lot of help. I hope he’s there and we take him. Then again, I’ve watched him play and don’t rely on ESPN to tell me what to think.