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Matt McGloin will start for the Raiders

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Matt McGloin’s first start was nice enough that the Raiders would like to see him twice.

Coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday that McGloin will start against the Titans on Sunday. Allen said earlier this week that McGloin’s good play against the Texans earned him a spot in the conversation for starting quarterback and Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Allen said Wednesday that McGloin “earned” a second opportunity.

Allen left the door open for McGloin to remain in the lineup, saying that football is a “production business.” McGloin produced 197 yards, three touchdowns and a victory in Week 11 and you have to imagine that a repeat would keep him in the lineup even if Terrelle Pryor’s knee is fully recovered.

Pryor’s status will be monitored for the rest of the week and Allen said he could dress as McGloin’s backup on Sunday if he’s feeling well enough to play. If not, Tyler Wilson will again serve as the next man up.

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29 Responses to “Matt McGloin will start for the Raiders”
  1. tooz72 says: Nov 20, 2013 4:49 PM

    yesssss..thank you..anyone other than TP=Toliet Paper

  2. bigbabies says: Nov 20, 2013 4:50 PM

    Dude looks like he’s 12 years old in that picture. Doesn’t look like a starting QB in the NFL

  3. mactruck27 says: Nov 20, 2013 4:54 PM

    Terrelle Pryor’s game has heart, but Football in McGloin has Football in McGloin!

  4. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 20, 2013 4:55 PM

    He deserves it. 3 TDs against a pretty stout Texans pass D. Now two of those drives were started at the Texan’s 16 but he capitalized so give him his due.

  5. somethingsmellsrotten says: Nov 20, 2013 4:59 PM

    Best news I’ve heard all day…thank you!

  6. dryzzt23 says: Nov 20, 2013 5:06 PM

    Hell yeah! Big Ten QBs are taking over the NFL!

  7. MyTeamsAllStink says: Nov 20, 2013 5:11 PM

    this kid can play,he’s get guts and he is much better at reading a defense and reacting.Now the Raider OL needs to protect him.

  8. raidersftw says: Nov 20, 2013 5:13 PM

    I’m a raider fan and we have no qbs. Mcgloin is hot trash and so is Pryor.

  9. r8rsfan says: Nov 20, 2013 5:32 PM

    Now if only he had lineman to block and receivers who wouldn’t drop so many passes!

  10. raider8er says: Nov 20, 2013 5:35 PM

    Promising start. I hope he can deliver again.

  11. thethunderofgunns says: Nov 20, 2013 5:37 PM

    No knock on Pryor, but the Raiders have to take another look at this kid McGloin and give him another game to start after what he did in Houston.

    Another thing notably different was McGloin standing in the pocket delivering quick accurate passes. Woodson is correct too, the guys need to help him out and make more catches. And what about that pass and catch by Andre Holmes!

  12. Grinds My Gear says: Nov 20, 2013 5:50 PM

    I’ll say one play that stood out to me. His 26 yard TD pass to Rivera. It was a thing of beauty. It was an off balance, poor mechanic throw, that accurately lasered over the defender right to Rivera. It like a really sloppy Aaron Rodger’s hop pass.

    When he’s throwing the ball that well, with sloppy mechanics and jittery footwork. There is something there, you don’t need perfect mechanics. If you could make those throws with that kind of footwork, you have something to work with and something to mold.

  13. sdiegosteel says: Nov 20, 2013 5:52 PM

    As a Penn State fan, I couldn’t be happier for McGloin. He will always have a place in the heart of Nittany Lion fans because of how he stood up for the university when it was being ripped from pillar to post. I’m pretty sure Al Davis would have loved McGloin – – not because he had the off-the-chart measurables that Al loved, but because he has an attitude and won’t take crap from anybody. His personality screams Raider, and I mean that in the best sense for both player and team.

  14. rationalthinker82 says: Nov 20, 2013 6:05 PM

    Only way to know if it’s not the right move is to give it a chance. Having McGloin play out 6 games and seeing how he does is actually a pretty reasonable way to tell if going into next year the guy for them is him, Pryor or a draft pick. Analyze what you had from both your guys this year and make a decision.

    I wish nothing but the best for both of these guys, time will tell.

  15. lunarpie says: Nov 20, 2013 6:31 PM

    I’m a Penn State fan and Matt McGloin still plays with the same tenacity, football intel and passing accuracy that he had in college. When Jared Veldheer returns to LT he will be set up to BLOOM!

    Terrell Tebow Pryor should be a WR.

  16. kenstabler says: Nov 20, 2013 6:44 PM

    After seeing Colin Kaepernick and RGIII struggle with the read option this year, I wonder if the D-coordinators have caught up to it. Pryor is a unique running talent at QB if there ever was one, but even he admits that he is just learning to be a pocket passer. True pocket QB’s win Super bowls. Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady…. They all are very accurate passers from the pocket, Pryor is not, in fact he is just terrible at times. As for McGloin, he throws the ball on a rope, and with great accuracy and has a fast release.

    I think the coaching staff made the right call on this one. I think they use Pryor like they envisioned at the beginning of the year as a change of pace QB to keep teams off balance.

    If the O-line plays as good as it did last week, McGloin will have another great game.

  17. therolandobottom says: Nov 20, 2013 7:02 PM

    The Irish Bomber…let’s get it.

  18. slick50ks says: Nov 20, 2013 7:47 PM

    Unfortunately this won’t last long, but yeah, he’s better than Terrible Pryor.

    But so am I.

  19. goldrush36 says: Nov 20, 2013 8:26 PM

    Pryor has made some nice things happen but McGloin appears to be the better QB of the two

  20. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 20, 2013 9:10 PM

    Pathetic.

  21. bittersportspills says: Nov 20, 2013 9:37 PM

    Holy smokes, McGloin has started and won exactly one NFL game, which just happened to be over a fellow rookie undrafted free agent QB. Let’s not get too excited yet.
    It just so happens the Raiders are getting their prospective starting offensive line healthy for the first time this season. I wonder how much that’s going to contribute to McGloin’s success.

  22. bizzyb559 says: Nov 20, 2013 10:14 PM

    This may be the Raiders future Qb. He looked better than pryor after one game.

    best regards,
    Matt Flynn

  23. soaringeagle13 says: Nov 20, 2013 11:00 PM

    Forget about your QB situation, I’m sure the Raiders are gointo give that bust McFadden a huge contract street this season..

  24. co1t45 says: Nov 20, 2013 11:12 PM

    I have to admit it, if McGloin is for real, the rest of us fans will have to start taking the Raiders seriously.

  25. lunarpie says: Nov 20, 2013 11:12 PM

    Matt McGloin will throw a Touchdown Pass to Terrell Pryor and the Raiders will be BORN AGAIN!!! Then maybe next year the Raiders will be on Monday Night Football again??!!!????

  26. racerx1225 says: Nov 21, 2013 12:48 AM

    Texans are 2-8 for a reason. McGloin looked good against them but definitely needs a longer harder look and this year, right now, is the time to do it. When we have the QB situation figured and +-$60m in cap space next year, we have to see what we have in these 2 guys.

  27. harrycanyon says: Nov 21, 2013 12:50 AM

    I bet the Raider recievers are happy. With Pryor they pretty much blockers for a QB unable to do anything but run. Making Pryor the starter was stupid. His style of play rarely develops and never lasts very long. Either they get hurt , or the league figures them out and shuts it down. There is a reason the superbowl winning QBs THROW and don’t run.

  28. vegasgreek says: Nov 21, 2013 1:21 AM

    The Greatest QB of all time was an undrafted FA . Johnny Unitas . This kid McGloin is a gutsy Irishman . Let him play and see what he can do even against Denver and KC . Once he gets a top notch O- line and a running game with a lethal TE he will blossom into a very good QB with awareness and poise . He has the brains and good enough arm with a quick enough release to make the Raiders a winning team with talent around him. Pryor should not play again until his knee is completely healed and he should be switched to WR and the Raiders should hire Jerry Rice to become the Raiders WR coach and he could turn Pryor into the next Randy Moss.

  29. kdub79 says: Nov 27, 2013 1:46 PM

    mactruck27 says:
    Nov 20, 2013 4:54 PM
    Terrelle Pryor’s game has heart, but Football in McGloin has Football in McGloin!

    ————————————

    This is the best comment I’ve ever seen on this site. God I miss the times when the Simpsons were still funny.

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