Posted: 9/7/2013 11:35:21 AM
AJK, as a Raiders fan myself, I really would like for what you said to be true. I really would. I really HOPE I'M WRONG. I really do. But,well lets see what NFL.COM says about Mr. Pryor.
"Terrelle Pryor will be the man under center when the Oakland Raiders open their season Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
It's a decision that speaks volumes about the Raiders' current state. Pryor has little experience and clear deficiencies in his game. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this hasn't escaped the notice of people inside the Raiders' building.
During a Wednesday appearance on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access," NFL.com's Michael Silver said there's "a lot of skepticism" about Pryor being the starting quarterback in Oakland. According to Silver, Pryor has an ally in Raiders owner Mark Davis, who would like to see what the third-year pro can do.
Pryor was Al Davis' final draft pick before the late owner's passing in October 2011. Would it be surprising if Al's voice still was a deciding factor in Oakland?
Pryor won the starting job almost by default. Matt Flynn was unimpressive before being sidelined by another elbow injury. Rookie Tyler Wilson stumbled all the way to the practice squad. Rookie Matt McGloin isn't an option.
Or is he? According to Silver, there are voices in the organization who believe McGloin gives the Raiders the best chance to win.
McGloin, we'll remind you, is an undrafted, completely unheralded, rookie. These are dark days, even by Black Hole standards.
[ENDQUOTE] Source http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000238455/article/terrelle-pryor-doubted-inside-raiders-organization
And I watched all of the Raiders preseason games.
Game 1, Cowboys 17 at Raiders 19
Terrelle Pryor 6/10 88 0 1
(Not exactly setting the world on fire.)
Game 2, Raiders 20 at Saints 28
Terrelle Pryor 1/5 9 0 0
(Wow, almost 2 whole yards per attempt. I guess I should be happy since he didn't get intercepted.)
Bears 34 at Raiders 26
Terrelle Pryor 7/9 93 1 0
(Yeee haw, a TOUCHDOWN. In his THIRD preseason game! Break out the champagne!)
Raiders 6 at Seahawks 22
Terrelle Pryor 3/8 31 0 1
(Oh. Back to reality.)
So, lets add that all up, thats...
17 of 32 for 221, 1 TD, 2 INT
Exactly what part am I supposed to get excited about?
I took the Colts for 16 points (the max amount) in the office pool this week. I love the Raiders (I know it doesn't sound like it, bt I do), but $50 is $50 after all.