His coach never heard those complaints, but acknowledged the MCL sprain which was downplayed last week might have been more of a problem than they realized.
“No, that was never expressed to me,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said, via Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com. “But, listen, I watched the game. You could tell that he wasn’t totally 100 percent. So, we just got to go and talk about it. We got to make sure that if he’s healthy enough to go, then he’s up and can go and be effective for us.”
Allen said he wanted to talk to Pryor more, to see how he feels prior to this week, but seemed surprised it was as much of an issue.
“It wasn’t something we thought would be a big factor going into the game, but obviously it was a factor,” Allen said.
There were many factors at play, but it’s becoming obvious that Pryor’s not making progress as a passer. He’s thrown one touchdown and eight interceptions in his last four games, with a a 42.0 passer rating over the last month.
Granted, the Raiders have dropped passes and have had a consistent problem protecting him, but some of the blame still has to lie with Pryor, injured or not.