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Pryor gets first snap in Raiders team drills on Sunday

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For Matt Flynn, it could be déjà vu all over again.

A year after losing the presumed starting job in Seattle to third-round rookie Russell Wilson, Flynn could be losing the presumed starting job in Oakland to a guy taken with a third-round pick from the same draft.

Terrelle Pryor, drafted in the third round of the 2011 supplemental draft, has narrowed the gap considerably with Flynn.  Per Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com, Pryor took the first rep with the starting offense in team drills on Sunday.

Pryor is regarded as having the higher ceiling of the two men, while Flynn has the higher basement.  In order to stay out of the basement in the AFC West, the Raiders may have to roll the dice with Pryor.

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40 Responses to “Pryor gets first snap in Raiders team drills on Sunday”
  1. Peter Sowards says: Aug 25, 2013 3:21 PM

    I think you mean to say that Flynn has the higher floor, or “basement” as you called it.

    That, or you’re just not very smart.

  2. timb12 says: Aug 25, 2013 3:23 PM

    How long before we can officially call Flynn “The Stick” ?

  3. slugdub says: Aug 25, 2013 3:23 PM

    TP2!!

  4. jdcush31 says: Aug 25, 2013 3:24 PM

    Also Menelik Watson at first team left tackle, second round draft pick.

  5. elmaxoh says: Aug 25, 2013 3:24 PM

    With that poor OL Pryor is your best chance this year Raiders fan.

  6. umainebearman says: Aug 25, 2013 3:25 PM

    Hmmm its almost like these teams that wanted Flynn judged his talent on just 1 game he played in Green Bay. Noooooo The Raiders and Seahawks wouldn’t do that!

  7. nmking26 says: Aug 25, 2013 3:25 PM

    “while Flynn has the lower basement.”

    ——

    You were so caught up in being cutesy that you didn’t stop to think this through huh?

  8. dabutcha114 says: Aug 25, 2013 3:25 PM

    It’s about time! The last pick of Al Davis will haunt the NFL for years to come

  9. coachbeck says: Aug 25, 2013 3:26 PM

    Wow again.

    Flynn is banking though lol

  10. nfcbeastly says: Aug 25, 2013 3:27 PM

    Coach Philbin passing on him last year and drafting Tannehill tells you all you need to know about this guy (Career Back-up).

  11. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Aug 25, 2013 3:28 PM

    Any team that is having QB issues should add Matt Flynn. Not because he is the answer, but because another QB will step up to win the job.

  12. justsomerandomguy24 says: Aug 25, 2013 3:30 PM

    Al Davis would have definitely gone with Pryor– he probably wont be as good as Flynn, but he is definitely faster.

  13. mrbigass says: Aug 25, 2013 3:30 PM

    Look at what one good NFL game will get you.

    Flynn had that stellar game in Green Bay and has managed to get two teams to sign him since. Nice way to make a buck I would think.

    Red flag for me was that his own coach didn’t want to sign him……..

  14. mp4philly says: Aug 25, 2013 3:32 PM

    Ouch

  15. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 25, 2013 3:33 PM

    Win with Pryor en route to the playoffs, or lose en route to Clowney, whereas Flynn could stick you in the middle. And then you can probably trade Matt Flynn to some sucker team and get Manziel when he drops.

  16. thetooloftools says: Aug 25, 2013 3:34 PM

    Maybe Flynn isn’t all he’s cracked up to be.

  17. bmorelikeray52 says: Aug 25, 2013 3:36 PM

    Not surprised. During mini-camp, they said that he was going to lose his job to Tyler Wilson and now it’s Terelle Pryor who might win the job. Seems like it was his job to lose to begin with.

  18. cannonballdookie says: Aug 25, 2013 3:38 PM

    And people say preseason doesn’t matter, tell that to poor Matt Flynn.

  19. dalcow4 says: Aug 25, 2013 3:39 PM

    That is one seriously bad team, man. Flynn looks terrible. Pryor can’t throw it accurately and isn’t anywhere near as fast as is advertised.

    The Raiders might not win one game. Certainly not more than three.

  20. raideralex99 says: Aug 25, 2013 3:39 PM

    Great job Reggie … Trading away drafts picks for a guy who can start on a 4-12 team.
    “In Reggie We Trust” … LMAO

  21. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 25, 2013 3:48 PM

    Raiders are so far down in the basement they aren’t even troubled by the sounds of the domestic animals kept by the extended families in the suites above them.

  22. boltsup says: Aug 25, 2013 3:50 PM

    Kolb 2.0

  23. justchuckn says: Aug 25, 2013 3:50 PM

    why do i just see flynn snapping one day and poising all the quarterbacks that start before him

  24. humb0lt says: Aug 25, 2013 3:53 PM

    What I remember about Pryor from the season finale against the Bolts last year is that he had a pop-gun arm. He could keep plays alive with his agility and mobility, but all his passes tended to be soft, arching floaters. I could throw harder than what I saw of him.

    I read Pryor worked on strengthening his arm and getting more velocity on his throws over the off-season and in camp. Raiders fans better hope that is the case.

  25. singisking says: Aug 25, 2013 3:59 PM

    The Aaron Rodgers endorsement of skills/honesty/Products & services is proving to be quite the death-knell.. Discount double-check!!

  26. gibbyfan says: Aug 25, 2013 4:01 PM

    Just caught the piece on teh NFL network on Al Davis—-man was deinitely a legend in his day, until senility took over. I guess like the song said–for everything there is a season— Would love to TP make good as the last pick this legend ever made—sort of post motem redemption

  27. gsomatt says: Aug 25, 2013 4:05 PM

    “Red flag for me was that his own coach didn’t want to sign him……..”

    Well Thompson didn’t want to sign him for starting money.

    Flynn is a good QB.

    Not sure the cap implications but if the Raiders go with Pryor, will they keep paying Flynn to ride the pine or cut him?

    If they cut him, Flynn will hit ANOTHER payday with the Jets or Bills.

  28. ProDolphinsTalk says: Aug 25, 2013 4:09 PM

    Not t0o many QB’s were going to beat out Russell Wilson last year. That guy was on a mission. That being said, I’m starting to see a trend here with Matt Flynn… I applaud the Dolphins for not going the obvious route and throwing money at this guy.

  29. kgun80 says: Aug 25, 2013 4:17 PM

    Pryor seems to have a way higher ceiling and a more diverse skill set. Flynn should thank the Packers for the opportunity to make a small fortune being mediocre. Good luck Raiders fans you guys deserve a winner.

  30. ivanckstrong says: Aug 25, 2013 4:20 PM

    Pryor and Wilson were not in the same draft. Neither was Flynn.

  31. offthelows says: Aug 25, 2013 4:21 PM

    I think Flynn could be a decent west coast offense QB with a strong pass protection o-line. If he has to avoid pressure in the pocket and try to create plays with his legs or by improvising, he has a lot of trouble. Seattle’s o-line last year wasn’t that great in pass protection requiring a lot of Russell Wilson Houdini moves, and the Raiders are likewise this year, and they don’t have much in the receiving corp, so with little separation his sub par arm strength won’t get it done throwing into tight windows

  32. raiderrob21 says: Aug 25, 2013 4:29 PM

    The old man went out swingin. He’s got both middle fingers extended at all the haters with a slick smile!

    RAIDER NATION!!!!!!

  33. thethunderofgunns says: Aug 25, 2013 4:41 PM

    Pryor can do at least 4 things Flynn can’t:

    1) Score consistently; 2) Make the game exciting; 3) Put butts in seats; 4) Win games.

  34. danieladubay says: Aug 25, 2013 4:50 PM

    The Raider organization has been wanting Pryor to develop so while it may seem that is was Flynn’s job to lose there is no doubt in my mind that the organization wanted Pryor to show promise.

  35. thethunderofgunns says: Aug 25, 2013 5:26 PM

    Interestingly watching the Raiders preseason so far this year the team rallied around Pryor when he came off the field. Around Flynn? Not so much.

  36. hendeeze says: Aug 25, 2013 6:24 PM

    Pryor is definitely not better than Flynn at playing QB. He is however much better than Flynn at running for his life.

  37. genericcommenter says: Aug 25, 2013 6:38 PM

    Sounds good to me, but it’s funny there were all these stories this off-season that the starting job was guaranteed for Flynn and that Pryor wasn’t even expected to make the team. So many stories were saying he was battling for 3rd string and might have to switch to TE to continue his career. Then he was a backup with special packages but no threat to start…

  38. raiderapologist says: Aug 25, 2013 6:46 PM

    humb0lt says: Aug 25, 2013 3:53 PM

    What I remember about Pryor from the season finale against the Bolts last year is that he had a pop-gun arm. He could keep plays alive with his agility and mobility, but all his passes tended to be soft, arching floaters. I could throw harder than what I saw of him.
    I read Pryor worked on strengthening his arm and getting more velocity on his throws over the off-season and in camp. Raiders fans better hope that is the case.
    ——————
    He floated a lot of passes in that game, but not all. It was his first start, but he kept the Raiders in the game. Granted, it was against the Chargers, but still, it counts. That end zone pick he threw across his body against the Saints last week was a laser, and he’s been zipping some passes so far this summer. Oakland isn’t going to have much success this season no matter who starts at QB, but I’ll take a kid like Pryor that wants to play over a slug like JaMarcus Russell any day.

  39. crazyphatdude14 says: Aug 25, 2013 11:30 PM

    @ivanckstrong

    Terrelle Pryor and Russell Wilson were in different drafts, but the Picks both came out of the same draft. Pryor was selected with a 3rd round selection in the supplemental draft in 2011. Meaning the Raiders gave up a 3rd rounder in the 2012 draft–when Wilson was drafted. FYI.

  40. beastmode5150 says: Aug 26, 2013 1:11 AM

    Flynns next contract will be even bigger.

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