Skip to content

Pryor, Leinart split reps at Raiders practice

Oakland Raiders v Carolina Panthers Getty Images

Raiders coach Dennis Allen didn’t say who would be starting at quarterback for his team in Week 17 and his report from the team’s Wednesday practice offers little hint about what direction the team might be leaning on that front.

Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group reports that Allen said that Terrelle Pryor and Matt Leinart split reps during Wednesday’s session, although he gave no indication on whether one of them wound up taking a bigger share of the pie. Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle heard from Pryor that Leinart saw more of them, however, and Pryor referred to his share as “not much.”

Whoever winds up at quarterback isn’t going to have Carson Palmer on hand to help him navigate any difficulties with the offense. Allen said Wednesday that Palmer is not allowed to travel with the bruised lung that’s keeping him from playing in the game and will therefore not be on the sideline for the finale.

Allen said the team would be scaling back the playbook for either quarterback, which could mean we see a lot of running from the Raiders in Week 17 and, should that succeed, some questions about why the Raiders didn’t scale things back sooner.

Permalink 21 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Home, Oakland Raiders, Rumor Mill
21 Responses to “Pryor, Leinart split reps at Raiders practice”
  1. nbooat says: Dec 26, 2012 5:15 PM

    COMMITMENT TO EXCREMENT!!!!!

  2. profootballwalk says: Dec 26, 2012 5:17 PM

    Isn’t it time for the Raiders to focus on the 2013 draft? Play the young guys to see who you want to keep for next year, and be done with it.

  3. britishraven says: Dec 26, 2012 5:22 PM

    Over/Under on Leinart’s yards per pass attempt on Sunday. I’ll set the line at 3.5

  4. jimbo75025 says: Dec 26, 2012 5:26 PM

    Chances are the Raiders will also soon be scaling back their coaching staff……..

    That division is going to be tough for a few years now anyway as SD is going to get a shot in the arm from letting tweedledee and tweedledum go. KC is going to get a high draft pack and is due for some good teams. Denver, well they are going to do what pretty much every Manning led team has done and win 10-13 games for at least another two years.

  5. ern215 says: Dec 26, 2012 5:27 PM

    put the kid on the field and see what he can do so we know what we have moving forward.

  6. fumblenuts says: Dec 26, 2012 5:35 PM

    They finally got Leinart out of the hot tub??

  7. lennydpocketqb says: Dec 26, 2012 5:46 PM

    Curious to see what Pryor has to offer. Wasn’t he Al’s last pick?

  8. raiderinva says: Dec 26, 2012 5:50 PM

    I wonder how many people would be blaming Al Davis for not making what they perceive to be the correct decision?

    If Al was still alive, Carson Palmer would have never gotten off his couch and Jason Campbell would still be leading the league in scoring drives of ten plays or more for the Raiders.

    Dennis Allen will make the correct decision for not only the best opportunity to beat the Chargers, but also judge the young talent moving forward.

  9. poprox13 says: Dec 26, 2012 5:57 PM

    raiderinva says: Dec 26, 2012 5:50 PM

    If Al was still alive, Carson Palmer would have never gotten off his couch and Jason Campbell would still be leading the league in scoring drives of ten plays or more for the Raiders.
    __________________

    lol, the backup QB Jason Campbell??? Only reason JC had some success with the Raiders was DMC, now that DMC has been Knapped JC may have not even won a game for the Raiders this year. Your assumption that JC is better than Palmer is laughable.

    On another note, how far can you scale back a vanilla playbook?

  10. masterblaster78 says: Dec 26, 2012 6:01 PM

    Why would Allen play a QB that won’t be back next year just to “maybe” win a game and take a lower draft pick? If he’s as smart as everyone says he is, he’ll play Pryor because most likely he’ll be back next year. Let’s see how smart Allen is.

  11. mpoles says: Dec 26, 2012 6:01 PM

    Leinart is a veteran quarterback and has had two years in this system (he was with Knapp in Houston last year), yet his command of the offence is such that the team needs to “scale back the playbook”. What exactly has he been doing all season?

    Frankly you could say the same of Pryor. Yes he’s young, but almost two years of carrying a clipboard should be enough to learn an offense. I’m prepared to give him a bit more slack because he has an upside (potentially at least).

    This should be Leinart’s last game as an NFL quarterback.

  12. jerrykill4pres says: Dec 26, 2012 6:17 PM

    I can’t believe Leinart is still in the league!

    I thought he was off modeling underware or something somewhere. Didn’t even know he was around yet.

  13. dwoofer says: Dec 26, 2012 6:20 PM

    Go, Matt!

  14. ytownjoe says: Dec 26, 2012 6:28 PM

    If the Raiders are planning a running game, we will see Pryor run for over 100 yards. Unfortunately not enough to win.

  15. raideralex99 says: Dec 26, 2012 6:51 PM

    Seriously both qbs have 2 years with the Raiders and you have too scale back the plays … Something is wrong here.
    LOL … Knapp has only 10 plays in his offence and you are scaling back? Wow … the chargers defence won’t have to work to hard this weekend.

  16. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Dec 26, 2012 7:29 PM

    Lennydpocketqb…. Curious? We know what Pryor will bring. Tattoos, and sales of game gear! This selfish ohio kid will never amount to anything else. Who was the last ohio QB to succeed in the NFL? I can’t recall any.

  17. mullman76 says: Dec 26, 2012 7:31 PM

    Play Pryor the entire game. We have seen quite enough of Leinart.

  18. truwarier90 says: Dec 26, 2012 8:50 PM

    the raiders need zeke ansah, this young african kid is a future howie long, once they get zeke ansah and pair him up the kid from south carolinaa davieon they will have a formidable defense for years to come.

  19. txraiderfan says: Dec 26, 2012 9:11 PM

    I wish they would have fired Greg Krapp on Christmas day

  20. tatum064 says: Dec 26, 2012 10:20 PM

    raiderinva says:
    Dec 26, 2012 5:50 PM
    I wonder how many people would be blaming Al Davis for not making what they perceive to be the correct decision?

    If Al was still alive, Carson Palmer would have never gotten off his couch and Jason Campbell would still be leading the league in scoring drives of ten plays or more for the Raiders.

    Dennis Allen will make the correct decision for not only the best opportunity to beat the Chargers, but also judge the young talent moving forward.

    ============

    Yeah Jason Campbell showed me all you needed to see v. the Niners in S.F. – just like he did when he was with the Raiders.

    It happened as it was meant to happen. They were horrible at the draft for years, so they traded picks to get talent and it didnt quite work out going 8-8 over 2 seasons, before the great purge of talent.

    Stop with the Jason Campbell ish – he was a game manager, PERIOD.

  21. nyoazz says: Dec 27, 2012 1:02 AM

    Neither McKenzie or Allen want Pryor to succeed. Allen might know what Pryor is capable of and probably wishes he could play him but McKenzie won’t let it happen. If Pryor excels and becomes the Raiders starting QB, he will be such for many years to come. And during all of those years it will still remain that this is Al Davis’ last draft pick that is carrying the Raiders and not McKenzie’s.

    Not only was Allen a mistake due to his coordinator hires, but, McKenzie was a mistake as well only for the reason’s of ousting Hue and then compounding it by spiting Pryor.

    McKenzie comes in with being able to identify true football talent. I believe him to be over-rated. He has been the bi-product of great QB’s. First he enjoys the fruits of Favre, then Rodgers. All McKenzie had to do was not screw it up. I guarantee that if McKenzie were the GM or assistant to the GM (or whatever his title was with GB) to a team like the Lions or Chiefs or Jaguars for the last 10 years, we would have never even heard of McKenzie.

    We, the Raiders Fans, need a top notch QB and Palmer isn’t even close. Palmer is average, Leinert is below avg. If Pryor starts and plays the whole game (at least 45% passing plays on offense) against the Chargers I guarantee the Raiders win that game.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!