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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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  • R8erEduc8er

    Barr, Clowney, Watkins, or trade down.

  • Rico Stifler

    That is true and they do have some of their other impact players slated for FA after the season also in Ward and Mack.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Yea. Fck him and his .3 sacks per game.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Agreed. I think it may take another year for Mark to realize this, although this isn’t the 1st time I hear of tension between them.

  • Morilla_00

    I didn’t know how many he had, but I knew it was minuscule.

  • Gdog

    JFB… I will send you $50 via Paypal anytime you wish… I lost… it was a closer bet than I thought actually!!

  • Stabler

    Peyton Manning just threw another TD.

  • DJ Johnny

    Ha. So he says he can’t play as good as the coaches want him to?
    ‘Give me elite money anyway’

  • Rico Stifler

    Casey? Do you mean Ka’Deem Carey?

  • r8ter4evr

    Honestly dont know look within Pats SF NO Pitt Baltimore orginizations or from any team who has been consistent the last 10 years Also why wouldn’t a HC want the credit for bringing us back from this mess and get the credit for it

  • RaidingTexas

    Too light to be a DT.

  • RaidingTexas

    Longhorns hate Aggies. Not surprising.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Well, this season sucked. And this game sucked too. But on the bright side? Next year, we get to lose a home game so we can fly 8000 miles to get spanked by the Fish on yet another continent.

    We haven’t won on the East Coast in 3 years. How do we think we will do flying an extra 5,000 miles? Yes, I know we will be flying from NY or whatever. But I think we’d be better off taking a forfeit and a 3 week bye if that’s an option…..

  • Angry Little Man

    LOL

  • Chino

    Very different from veldheer ” i wanna be a raider for life”

  • Stabler

    Not an elite pass rusher, not a Pro Bowl player at either position. At best, a pretty good player. And he’s one of the “bright spots” on D. We have no stars anywhere on D. Nice to keep him, but I think he’ll price himself out of the market.

  • Rico Stifler

    Not really. He is about 300 lbs.

  • 0ak R8rs

    And JFB, you can just forward that $50 to me once you get it. ;)

  • DJ Johnny

    The losing is one thing but wasn’t this supposed to be a big culture change established where this would be an environment where FA’s and other players and coaches want to come?
    Reading these comments it sounds like it’s no different from what everybody said about Al’s last years.

  • Angry Little Man

    I still say pay him

  • MachoManRandySavage

    Another pathetic season in the books fellas. We all pretty much foresaw this season in August: top 5 draft pick because…dirt cheap coaching, no qb, vet min D, zero playmakers.

  • RaidingTexas

    Soaking wet. He’d be better off losing 25 lbs and becoming an OLB.

  • Morilla_00

    Pretty much

  • Gdog

    He might think he OWES Reggie one more year because all he did was fire everyone last year… and MD had to kind of sign off on it. But you are correct. He won’t admit what a blunder it was to hire him until too late. It actually might take a few more years… YIKES!! CUT BAIT NOW MD!!!

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

    Awesome Cranberry sweater by Collinsworth

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    You mean like the Packers?

  • Stabler

    Call it pulling a “Barrett Robbins”!

  • Raider Al from Atlanta, Ga

    Dirt cheap, None thinking (no one else will hire them) coaches.

  • RaidingTexas

    More color than his commentary.

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

    I am on it.

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

    I have setup a Paypal. Never used it before so you let me know.

  • RaidingTexas

    Well Amsterdam is a short train ride away.

  • Rico Stifler

    There are plenty of good sub-300 lb DTs. I think Houston would be a good 3-5Tech DT.

  • DJ Johnny

    Were supposed to have a much better team next yr though.

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

    You know you were sweating out that last drive, lol

  • Stabler

    Glad to know that McKenzie fixed the defense and we have one of the top young defensive minds in football as our head coach, however.

    sarcasm/off

  • 0ak R8rs

    Ha. Maybe we should have forfeited that game too! One less disgusting Raider memory.

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

    I won a bet with you where I was on the wrong side, and lost a bet with Oak where I was on the right side.
    #gambling

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

    Yes

  • r8ter4evr

    AH you noticed they didnt make my list

  • RaidingTexas

    I think he’d be good to be anywhere but on the Raiders.

  • 0ak R8rs

    I was happy Streater got the TD. But I would have been fine w a push as well. It’s an empty victory of dysfunction.

  • Stabler

    It actually feels like we have more of a losing culture now than we did under Hubert and Cable.

    Two 8-8 seasons, followed by two 4-12 seasons. At least we are regressing mathematically. Maybe we now get two 2-14 seasons in a row?

  • Michael

    Ugh. That was a rough game to attend

  • Twinkle

    Played well today.He usually does and he’ll get top dollar and we’ve got dollars so why the hell don’t we sign him.Guy’s from within will often give their home club a discount out of honor,gratitude or whatever.We have to take our talent whatever way we can and Lamarr is a damn good player.Motor runs all day,doesn’t have slithers in his ar*e from sitting next to DMac and keeps his opinions to himself and his
    mug out of the police blotter.I did not mention he was a lock for HOF you’ll notice.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    If it wasn’t McCloughan or Gamble, I’d look at Pitt & Baltimore(DeCosta), they have won a lot of game with less than stellar QB play–Maddox, Stewart, Dilfer, Grbac, etc.

  • Gdog

    email me your addy at gary@netbinders.net you will have it instantly congrats

  • 0ak R8rs

    Gambling sucks. That’s why I only play poker.

  • EMRaiders

    How about this scenario.

    Sign Cutler, Sign Nicks, Draft a WR with our #1.

    Would we still have enough money to fix the Oline, something Cutler will most def need, and fill some holes on D, like DE, DT and LB?

  • Michael

    So this would be an incredibly improbable scenario, but what if kyle Orton wins he super bowl this season? That would really be fantastic, imagine all the drama in the off season for Dallas haha