After breaking down the obvious, that Matt Flynn didn’t play well, the Raiders also admitted how close Terrelle Pryor was to making him a moot point.
According to Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group, Raiders coach Dennis Allen said they erred on the side of “extreme caution” with Pryor’s concussion.
“We were actually at a point where we were ready to go with Terrelle,” Allen said. “We visited with him one more time with the doctors, and we just didn’t feel good about letting him play. It just wasn’t the right thing to do, and we wanted to make sure we did right by him.”
Allen said he was “very hopeful,” that Pryor would be able to return next week against the Chargers.
“We were at the point where we were about ready to say, ‘He’s got it,’ but we just didn’t feel comfortable going ahead and letting him play,” Allen said.
While having so much staked to Terrelle Pryor speaks to the overall situation in Oakland, Flynn’s deficiencies made it clear how much they need him.