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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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  • Rico Stifler

    I like Carey, but I am concerned he could be a system RB. But I’d say he was the most consistent RB in the NCAA this season. I also like Lache Seastrunk and also Andre Williams a lil later. There is also a small scholl RB I like later in the draft, Tim Flanders out of Sam Houston State.

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

    Yeah, because nothing bad ever happens then either, lol

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

    I just emailed you

  • r8ter4evr

    Two years start 3-4 give us false hope finish 4-12 1-8 down the stretch cut these two like a Tuna fisherman cuts the line on a shark ASAP

  • MachoManRandySavage

    IMO: Mark needs to spend big on a HC. I really don’t care about the GM. Big name coaches get the cream of the crop of the young asst coaches in the NFL… DA brought in Tarver and Olsen. Really DA, Tarver & Olsen will get you to 4-12.

    You need coaching talent to compete in this league.

  • Stabler

    Are you going to spend your hard earned money on them next year?

  • Orthodoxdj

    Gruden also had Olsen. John Fox had Da.

  • 0ak R8rs

    He’s not giving us a discount. He’s made it clear he wants top 5 RDE money. He’s not worth close to too 5 LDE money. And he sucked balls this last month. No sacks until today, failed to seal the edge time and time again, terrible screen recognition. You make it. Just because we have money doesn’t mean we should throw money around to guys that don’t deserve it. That’s what got us in trouble in the first place. I’d like to keep him too. But only for 15-20 LDE money, because that’s what he is.

  • Rico Stifler

    Then Fox promptly replaced DA with Del Rio…

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

    I should have just bet you who would score more TD’s. I thought the +1 would do it, but was off by one

  • rifflicks

    do you need a link to their blog?

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    You’ll have to “overpay” to get them here in the current situation. Doubt you can afford all of that

  • Orthodoxdj

    Yes, because he had to. That was also promptly after Del Rio was fired. Del Rio also had Olsen.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    In their defense, it’s hard to improve on a Chuck Bresnahan led defense. After all he was in the UFL

  • Rico Stifler

    I am more of a Blackjack guy.. That si what I play when I gamble when I lived in Vegas.

  • Michael

    Yea I’ll go to a couple. Still have a fun time. Just sick of em losing

  • Twinkle

    Well they can line up with all the other people that want then.OK Lamarr your not LT so gtfo.
    yeah yeah I know you’re a DT playing DE pass rusher but now you want top dollar after you’ve had the benefit of four years of our mismanagement ….ungrateful man gtfo…we’ll replace you with ahh ahh …..next man up!

  • Stabler

    “I know, Rolando – you go cover Calvin Johnson on this play…”

  • Rico Stifler

    Nicks too injury-prone. Would rather have Decker and maybe try and sign Maclin to a cheap incentive-laden contract.

  • FanSinceStabler

    While I was at the game today, my wife went to a party with my daughter. She was asked, “Where’s your husband?”
    “He’s at the Raiders game.”
    “Oh . . . I’m sorry.”
    That’s about it.

    I’d give Mackenzie and Allen on more year. I’m tired of the revolving door of staff. If they fail then, there will be no excuses about lack of talent. Full draft, $60 million. They better get the job done. Though I’m not convinced of RM’s ability to determine player talent . . . it seems a lot more miss than hit. Firing all of our scouts hasn’t seemed to improve much.

    BTW, I loved the guy at the game wearing the #2 jersey with the huge piece of masking tape over “RUSSELL” and “PRYOR” written in thin Sharpie!

  • 0ak R8rs

    I may not have taken it. McFadden even at his best has never been a TD machine. I thought he’s tough it out and play at least 14 games because of his contract year. I was wrong. Good riddens.

  • Michael

    Why you always PMSing?

  • 0ak R8rs

    Now THATS gambling.

  • Thechairman66

    Agree with spending big on the HC. But it’s not because DA is bad. It’s because a big time HC has the pull and experience to tell a RM he’s out of his “bleeping” mind on some of these moves.

  • EMRaiders

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Problem is if they last another year, they can blow all of that cap room in 1 year since they know they’ll be out of a job if they don’t improve and then the next guy doesn’t get all that cap room. that’s why you bring in a new GM right now

  • RaidingTexas

    So you’re a Yankees fan, Gdog?

  • Thechairman66

    If Kyle Orton throws a single TD there will be drama all offseason in Dallas. I tell my Cowboy’s friends all the time to STFU and be luck you have a quality QB like Romo. Yeah he’s not Manning but the dude can ball….better than MM or TP for sure.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Haha. It does. And sometime you get it all on w the best an still get cracked. But more often than not, of you fairly evaluate your moves and money management, you can usually point to a reason you lost and hopefully plug the leak next time. It’s the most skilled form of gambling there is IMO.

  • Rico Stifler

    No, it was Mike Mularkey who had Olson.

  • Stabler

    David Shaw for head coach.

  • LB32

    I can’t believe that they would get rid of Houston. He’s probably the best D-lineman the Raiders have. If you want to upgrade, do it at the other spots. Other than Houston and Sims,the other guys are expendable. I don’t even know their names. That’s why we had to use all those crazy blitzes with the LBs.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    and McCloughan as GM. That’s my dream scenario…which will never happen

  • Angry Little Man

    70 million

  • Rico Stifler

    No……

    Besides Shaw has already said he has zero interest coaching at the NFL level

  • Stabler

    McGloughan likes his cocktails, am I right?

  • Orthodoxdj

    Correct.

  • Thechairman66

    If we signed Cutler and Nicks we would probably go defense with our first pick. #5 is too high for any WR in this draft and at 5 we’d like have our choice of any defensive player in the draft (except maybe Clowney)

  • jtdxyz

    ha…good point

  • Stabler

    If Shaw was smart he’d stay at Stanford for the next 20 years. And his wife loves living in Palo Alto. But a man can still dream.

  • EMRaiders

    I think Decker without Manning becomes slightly above average. Maclin = Streater/Moore.

    I would say draft a top WR and sign Nicks or Decker. That with with Streater and Moore and HOlmes would give us a good group of WRs.

  • Angry Little Man

    Ozzie Newsome for GM !

  • 0ak R8rs

    Send me an email to: oakr8rs25@yahoo.com
    I’ll then email you my paypal payment email address. Don’t wanna post it here.

  • Umrao32

    With over $60+ in cap space I am concerned how RM will invest in our future.
    1) Remember he wanted to sign RUNDMC to a contract before the season began. Look at how RunDMC has faired this season.
    2) Signed Brisel to a 5 year $25 million contract and he’s been suspect at best.
    3) The Matt Flynn diabolical. Draft picks and $6.5 million
    The list goes on and on…..

  • MachoManRandySavage

    whoooooooa! how would you expect the Org with the Tarps to pull that one off?

  • EMRaiders

    I would almost say trade down if the scenario above plays out. Trade down a few spots and draft that WR, then you get an extra pick possibly in the second round.

  • Stabler

    He’s one of the best, no doubt. Hall of fame quality as an executive and a player.

  • Angry Little Man

    Just Tarp it baby ! LOL

  • Angry Little Man

    indeed

  • Rico Stifler

    lol. I am rarely on the losing side of more than 20 bucks. I usually walk away a couple bills richer. I have turned 20 into 80 in like 5 minutes and I walk away…. I don’t give into the temptation to keep playing…