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Terrelle Pryor: Knee gave me trouble throughout game

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All week, the Raiders and quarterback Terrelle Pryor downplayed the severity of a sprained MCL in Pryor’s knee, but Pryor was singing a different tune after Oakland’s 24-20 loss to the Giants.

Pryor had an awful game throwing the ball, completing just 11-of-26 passes behind a leaky offensive line, and he clearly lacked some of the explosiveness we’ve seen from him as a runner in previous weeks this season. Pryor said after the game that he knew when he woke up in the morning that his knee was going to give him trouble during the game

“My knee’s banged up,” Pryor said, via Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle. “Not discouraged. My leg is very sore and I’m out there trying to do my best, and it wasn’t doing anything. I wasn’t able to, and I wasn’t myself. With more treatment, hopefully this thing cures up fast.”

There was sloppiness across the board from the Raiders in a game they lost because they made a few more mistakes than the slightly more composed Giants, but it was hard to miss Pryor in the center of things. It’s now been four bad games in a row for the quarterback, three of which the Raiders have lost, and the promise of the early season has given way to questions about Pryor’s place in the Raiders’ future.

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  1. arwiv says: Nov 11, 2013 7:13 AM

    I’ll say one thing as a Giants fan…..if that was him on a bad knee I’m glad we don’t have to see him on a good knee. He was bad throwing the ball and his o-line was pretty lousy, but that guy was still making the Giants d look foolish on several plays.

  2. goraidersgospurs says: Nov 11, 2013 7:19 AM

    Not just Pryor PFT what about DMc, Ford, Moore The O-Line(was a little better yesterday not great) the TE’s like this whole team needs to step up!!!

  3. boknowsvt says: Nov 11, 2013 7:30 AM

    No Terrelle, your lack of basic quarterback skills are what gave you trouble. I love the kid and really wanted him to succeed, but it’s very clear that he doesn’t have what it takes to lead a team to a title. I want him on the team, just not at QB.

  4. raiderbob56 says: Nov 11, 2013 7:38 AM

    To boknowsvt,
    You are right on. He can not read a blitz or coverage. I love his attitude, but I question the Offensive Co-ordinator more. This has been pathetic. The Defense is doing great considering the lack of talent, but the offense needs to get new leadership. And I am really starting to question the Head Coach too. BTW, goraidersgospurs was right on too.

  5. joetoronto says: Nov 11, 2013 7:48 AM

    boknowsvt:

    You absolutely nailed it, find another position for him to play, maybe as a hybrid TE/WR.

    WE don’t want to waste time like the Bungals are doing with the red rooster.

  6. lunarpie says: Nov 11, 2013 8:32 AM

    GOOD CALL!!!

    When Veldheer comes back and the Oline is healthy, Matt McGloin should be the QB for the Raiders. Terrell Pryor is not the QB of the future for the Raiders.

    If Matt McGloin cannot prove himself this year the Draft has some QBs to explore.

  7. kirkmall84 says: Nov 11, 2013 8:52 AM

    Pryor is a joke. I say this as a die hard Raider fan for 35 years. He holds the ball way too long and cant make a decision. When he drops back to pass and scrambles a little, he is 25 yards behind the line of scrimmage. Why has it taken 12 years for the Raiders to rebuild when other teams do it in one or two years? We need a smart pocket quarterback like a Manning, Brady, Rogers. It is almost too painful to watch them anymore.

  8. masterblaster78 says: Nov 11, 2013 9:08 AM

    I agree with most here and said it before the season started. I don’t think Pryor is the answer at QB. McGloin should have played if Pryor’s wheel was broke. Pryor should have asked to be taken out of the game. That my friend is a leader. He would have shown more respect if he’d have done that. The OL stunk. The only thing on offense was Jennings that showed promise. DMC can be replaced so I’d say either he signs for a very low pricetag or he’s history. The Raiders blame everything on injuries, well other teams have them also and do quite well. Allen is becoming very suspect as HC. I was never sold on him either. How many years has the Raiders been broke? How much longer will it be before they become contenders again? I’m tired of waiting, been patient long enough.

  9. kirkmall84 says: Nov 11, 2013 9:11 AM

    This season is a waste. Time to see if McGloin is the QB of the future or need to draft or trade for a decent QB. Also time to give up on McFadden. Jennings is a better and more dependable back. Funny how Denver and KC pick up good, smart QB’s and are both playoff teams. I know there is more to it than QB but it starts there. If the QB keeps giving games away, it doesnt matter what the rest of the team does. Pryor is not the answer.

  10. feedmetherock says: Nov 11, 2013 10:01 AM

    I feel that in general, the expectations for Pryor are too high. He has single handedly kept the Raiders in some games. McGloin would get destroyed behind that O-line. I think the Raiders need to address the #2 receiver in the draft. Also getting a solid TE and RB should be a priority in the offseason. Also, the O-line needs more pumped into it. I caught a game earlier in the year, and Pryor was running for his life most of the game. Also, the defense seems inconsistent. Some weeks they are lights out, other weeks they are getting bombed and can’t get a stop.

    Denver was a playoff team prior to Manning coming there. They have endless weapons on offense and Manning and Welker are just the icing on the cake. KC had a top ten defense the last couple of years and finally added a competant QB who can manage the games and do enough to win. I wouldn’t say Alex Smith is a good QB, but someone that can manage the offense, and put up enough points to allow the defense to dominate. I do not feel that the Raiders are in that category. I think best case is 2 good offseasons and you are competitive. Manning or Smith couldn’t come to Oakland and bam all of a sudden they are a playoff team. I am high on the Raiders long-term and I think Pryor can be the solution, but he needs a lot more weapons and help, similar to what Manning and Smith have with their respective teams.

  11. joetoronto says: Nov 11, 2013 10:22 AM

    I don’t understand how you can blame the WR’s, when they don’t even get balls thrown their way.

  12. cougarts76 says: Nov 11, 2013 10:41 AM

    Manning could’ve gone anywhere and the team would’ve been a contender.

  13. r8dernation says: Nov 11, 2013 11:01 AM

    Let the knee heal and play McGloin! We are not making the playoffs, and a better draft pick next year is needed. And Matt, don’t mess it up and win the remaining games.

  14. justwinsomeday says: Nov 11, 2013 11:12 AM

    Best backup and situational QB in the league. JMO.

  15. raiderfankirk says: Nov 11, 2013 11:46 AM

    Regardless of Pryors play. Raiders should have won . Jennings should of had 30 plus carries. Especially on 3rd and one yard to goal . Terrible oc calls.

  16. slick50ks says: Nov 11, 2013 12:11 PM

    Pryor makes Alex Smith look like Namath.

  17. cursedvikings1998 says: Nov 11, 2013 1:41 PM

    Terrelle Pryor is a ridiculously bad quarterback who thinks that there is a mandatory thirty second pause before the defensive lineman can take him down. Thus, he hangs onto the ball for what seems like an eternity. And his accuracy is just awful.

    Terrelle Pryor has been in the league long enough now – he’s not anywhere near the level of a starting quarterback in the NFL.

  18. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 11, 2013 1:42 PM

    He wouldn’t have been saying this had they won. He said it was nothing last week, now it gave him problems?

    If the Giants hadn’t been in a benevolent mood with the football yet again Sunday, it would have been a replay of the Raiders’ previous embarrassing loss.

  19. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 11, 2013 2:02 PM

    raiderfankirk says: Nov 11, 2013 11:46 AM

    Regardless of Pryors play. Raiders should have won . Jennings should of had 30 plus carries. Especially on 3rd and one yard to goal . Terrible oc calls.
    —————

    The gift turnovers, not forced, but gifts, don’t factor into your equation ha? The Raiders shouldn’t have even been in the game.

  20. radrntn says: Nov 11, 2013 2:29 PM

    Yep DMC is a bust according to most of you, and now Pryor is as well…. put tom Brady behind that o-line and most of you would be saying Brady is a bust.

    Really hats off to the refs…they watched the Giants play a perfect game yesterday.

  21. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 11, 2013 2:40 PM

    Here we go with the refs. Do you realize how much holding you got away with, never mind the GIMMES that you actually got called for.

    Again, the Raiders shouldn’t have even been in the game. Don’t act like a call here, a call there, a play here or a play there for the Raiders was the difference. The gift turnovers were the only reason the Raiders didn’t lose by 30.

    Period.

  22. rabidboy says: Nov 11, 2013 5:15 PM

    Any turnover is a “gift” and the Giants also got their fair share of “gifts”.

    Crawford blocks out thinking he has inside help and the punt is blocked–bad decision–there’s a gift.

    The poor decision by Pryor and the subsequent pickoff that sets up the winning TD–a “gift”.

    The fact that the starting Raiders’ QB was hobbled and not up to 100% could be considered a “gift”.

    Get over the idea that the Raiders had “gifts”. It was a game that pitted two sub .500 teams in which the team that made the least mistakes won the game.

  23. nomoreseasontix says: Nov 11, 2013 6:21 PM

    I’m guessing that if he’d had a decent day, the knee wouldn’t have been an issue.
    I’m not a fan of excuses.

  24. therolandobottom says: Nov 11, 2013 6:49 PM

    Didn’t the Giants score 14 points off of Gifts? Weren’t the Raiders about to go up 10 before Pryors gift to the giants? Mr. Wright unfortunately you are very wrong

  25. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 11, 2013 6:52 PM

    No. Pryor stinks. That’s the difference.

  26. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 11, 2013 6:52 PM

    nomoreseasontix says: Nov 11, 2013 6:21 PM

    I’m guessing that if he’d had a decent day, the knee wouldn’t have been an issue.

    ————–

    Precisely my point.

  27. missraiderette says: Nov 11, 2013 7:02 PM

    Some of you so called “Raiders” fans disgust me. Four weeks ago you were all praising our young inexperienced quarterback as our future now your calling for his head. What an embarrassment you guys are as fans. Pryor has the skills to be a quarterback in this league it’s already been proven. He has the skill set, he has the drive, he is a leader and he is smart. He is no Tim Tebow. This is his first year starting under center as quarterback in the NFL. Let’s give the kid a chance before you start screaming off with his head! Let’s draft a QB. Let’s switch quarterbacks! Let’s give him a few seasons to excel at the position and watch him thrive. He is going to be great. We all knew we weren’t in the chase for the Superbowl this year so relax. Let’s let the kid learn and build our team next year with our cap space to get people to compliment his skill set as a quarterback. I am a Raider fan win, lose or tie.

  28. bmoreravens1012013 says: Nov 11, 2013 7:37 PM

    excuses, excuses, excuses……

  29. kirkmall84 says: Nov 11, 2013 7:48 PM

    missraiderette says: Nov 11, 2013 7:02 PM

    Some of you so called “Raiders” fans disgust me. Four weeks ago you were all praising our young inexperienced quarterback as our future now your calling for his head. What an embarrassment you guys are as fans. Pryor has the skills to be a quarterback in this league it’s already been proven. He has the skill set, he has the drive, he is a leader and he is smart. He is no Tim Tebow. This is his first year starting under center as quarterback in the NFL. Let’s give the kid a chance before you start screaming off with his head! Let’s draft a QB. Let’s switch quarterbacks! Let’s give him a few seasons to excel at the position and watch him thrive. He is going to be great. We all knew we weren’t in the chase for the Superbowl this year so relax. Let’s let the kid learn and build our team next year with our cap space to get people to compliment his skill set as a quarterback. I am a Raider fan win, lose or tie.

    This is exactly why we have been rebuilding for 12 years and not getting any better. Your wrong. He has proven is is not smart enough to play in the NFL. He makes terrible decisions. Holds the ball forever. The Raiders will never be better with Pryor at QB and I will bet you anything you want. Kills me to see KC go from worst to best in one year basically because they picked up a good, smart QB. Granted our OL is also horrible and needs to improve.

  30. rabidboy says: Nov 11, 2013 8:14 PM

    Pryor has shown more inconsistency than promise.

    He is also limited by a decimated OL, a RB who cannot remain healthy for a season, a WR & TE corps comprised of rookies and young players as well as limited time working with his OC.

    He’s the starting QB for now and he’ll giveth and taketh away.

  31. raiderapologist says: Nov 11, 2013 9:05 PM

    slick50ks says: Nov 11, 2013 12:11 PM

    Pryor makes Alex Smith look like Namath.
    —————-
    Pryor caught a sack on every other play during the first game with the Chiefs, and still put up better numbers than Alex D. Smith. Smith has started more seasons than Pryor has games. You should compare Smith to someone who matters.

  32. silvernblak says: Nov 12, 2013 12:18 PM

    Pryor is not the problem but our QB solution. He has no time to read and throw with no blocking, and the receivers are not getting separation to be thrown to. If they do get open then they drop balls that are catchable and some hit them in the numbers that are dropped, but let’s blame Pryor who is a rookie in his 9Th start, on his 3rd playbook in 3 years and new coaching staff. You guys expect him to just miraculously start winning games with no offensive help and these challenges? That’s just unfair, unrealistic and ridiculous! Rome was not built in a day, but our team basically has been.

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