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Pryor was amazed by Al Davis’ passion


Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor was one of the last players to join the team before the passing of owner Al Davis.  But even in Pryor’s short time with the organization, Pryor learned all about the owner’s passion for the game.

I talked to him a couple of times a week,” Pryor told 93.7 the Fan in Pittsburgh, via  “Once a week at least.  It was just talking to a legend like that.  Him just passing away . . . it sucked.  I couldn’t believe it.  I was in disbelief.  I didn’t know the guy that long, but just from talking to him and how passionate he is it is amazing just talking to him on the phone. . . .  You just get a buzz and butterflies in your stomach because he just talks about winning.  He’s so passionate about the game and so passionate about Oakland.  It amazed me and my heart goes out to his family and he was a great guy.”

Pryor, whose five-game suspension expired on Monday, can now officially join the team for practices and games.  Pryor said that he won’t be inserted into any of the offensive packages as a receiver, but Pryor acknowledged that he could enter the game as a Wildcat option at quarterback.

With several Al Davis draft picks stepping up on Sunday against the Texans, it’d be fitting to see his last final draft pick get a chance to contribute on Sunday, when the Browns come to town.

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23 Responses to “Pryor was amazed by Al Davis’ passion”
  1. balewsquare says: Oct 12, 2011 3:06 PM

    Wow, Pryor speaks very well. It’s refreshing in today’s NFL.

  2. p4hbiz says: Oct 12, 2011 3:07 PM

    With a Sold out crowd and the passing of the late Great Al Davis.. Good Luck Brown fans with that one..

    Go Raiders!!

  3. latrobe21 says: Oct 12, 2011 3:10 PM

    I’m guessing Pryor thinks Davis was passionate. Al would have taught him how to do things the clean and proper way, I’m sure !

  4. joetoronto says: Oct 12, 2011 3:16 PM

    Here come all the morons who will say he’s not a QB and blah, blah, blah.

    Just like they said about Cam Newton and now Tim Tebow.

    Don’t give these kids a shot before calling them busts, no.

  5. raiderlyfe510 says: Oct 12, 2011 3:25 PM

    That’s right..Al Davis is the Raiders…and the city of Oakland is the Raiders.

  6. laramsfan003 says: Oct 12, 2011 3:26 PM

    Tiki Barber was flabbergasted, while Ochocinco was in AWE at his passion.

  7. woodyg says: Oct 12, 2011 3:39 PM

    Gimme a break …..

    Pryor talked to him ‘ a couple times a week’ ….. Then …. ‘Once a week, at least’ ……. ‘Amazing just talking to him on the phone ‘ …..

    Al Davis, in his dying days, is chatting with a suspended supplemental draft choice ….. My guess is Pryor talked with Davis once shortly after he was drafted. The rest of Pryor’s recollections are just ‘media induced political correctness’ ……

  8. megaroad1 says: Oct 12, 2011 3:54 PM

    Terrele was the last player Al Davis ever drafted (and he must have drafted more than any other man in football). Let’s hope that motivates him in his future career.

  9. theblondbomber says: Oct 12, 2011 4:10 PM


    The man was apparently watching game film only a few hours before he died. He didn’t really… have much of a life outside of his football team. Is it really that hard to believe?

    You don’t have to admit he was a good guy to see that he certainly took an interest in his players…

  10. wtfpft says: Oct 12, 2011 4:11 PM

    “woodyg says:

    Pryor talked to him ‘ a couple times a week’ ….. Then …. ‘Once a week, at least’ ……. ‘Amazing just talking to him on the phone ‘ …..

    Al Davis, in his dying days, is chatting with a suspended supplemental draft choice ….. My guess is Pryor talked with Davis once shortly after he was drafted. The rest of Pryor’s recollections are just ‘media induced political correctness’ ……”

    He was supposedly watching game film a week before he died, and Jarvis moss tweeted days before his death that he “just got off the phone with Mr. Davis”

  11. keeponhating says: Oct 12, 2011 4:26 PM

    just cant stand that Al Davis was a big part in shaping the game you love can you? The only person who was as critical as Davis in terms of saving the AFL was Ralph Wilson.

  12. woodyg says: Oct 12, 2011 4:26 PM

    “Sports Illustrated reported that Pryor drove up to eight cars in his three years at Ohio State.”

    “Multiple media outlets also reported that Pryor had been driving on a license that was suspended by the State of Ohio.”

    “ESPN also alleged that Pryor made thousands of dollars autographing memorabilia for a local booster.”

    “On June 26, 2011, Pryor was banned from all contact with the university’s athletic program and new incoming recruits.”

    Excuse me for questioning Pryor’s integrity & honesty ……. He bs’ed his way through 3 years at OSU, why would the BS suddenly stop? …….

  13. woodyg says: Oct 12, 2011 4:30 PM

    My beef is with Pryor’s memory …… This has nothing to do with Al Davis ……. RIP.

  14. raidersftw says: Oct 12, 2011 4:38 PM

    Raiders have to stay in Oakland. They will lose everything they stand for if they become the Hollywood Raiders… smh

    Best of Luck T. Pryor!

  15. maryannwiththeshakyhands says: Oct 12, 2011 4:43 PM

    RIP Al but in all honesty the Raiders were going to throttle the Browns this Sunday anyway whether Al passed away or just stubbed his toe on the bedpost.

  16. rcali says: Oct 12, 2011 4:49 PM

    Pryor is fast.

  17. humboldt420 says: Oct 12, 2011 5:09 PM

    Hmmm… a team from Ohio coming to Oakland to play the Raiders….

    I’m not counting out Hue Jackson running a play specifically designed for/with Terrelle Pryor during Sunday’s games against the Browns…

  18. riderspantherssk says: Oct 12, 2011 5:09 PM

    JoeToronto- The scouting report on Newton and Tebow couldn’t have been more different, other than the line that said, “can scramble”.

  19. radrntn says: Oct 12, 2011 5:22 PM

    Al Davis, like no other.

  20. rdrs68 says: Oct 12, 2011 5:37 PM

    One thing is certain Al was involved with his team and players until he took his last breath. And he may still be involved………………………..ya never know.

  21. mypuppyfarted says: Oct 12, 2011 6:12 PM

    Pryor is now on the active roster and the trade for Aaron Curry has just been made. Who got released in order to make room for these guys?

  22. slickster35 says: Oct 12, 2011 8:46 PM

    It figures that Als last draft pick was a skinnier version of Jbust.

    Being an unethical POS makes him a natural fit though.

  23. joetoronto says: Oct 13, 2011 6:00 AM


    Al Davis was either watching film or talking football. He called all his players regularly, hard to believe for an owner, i know, but he did.

    The man’s life was the Raiders and nothing but the Raiders.


    I hear you but what I was saying is that these kids should get a chance before they’re called busts.

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