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Terrelle Pryor on playing another position: I don’t know how to catch

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The Seahawks have shown no interest in moving Terrelle Pryor to a position other than quarterback, something that sits just fine with Pryor even though it could limit his chances of sticking in Seattle.

With Russell Wilson and Tarvaris Jackson locked into the top two spots on the depth chart, Pryor will need to show the Seahawks that he offers them enough to make keeping three quarterbacks worth their while. Showing an aptitude for another position might help Pryor show the athletic ability to pull that off, but he says that he doesn’t have one.

“I don’t know how to catch. I don’t know how to run the ball as a running back,” Pryor said, via the Seattle Times. “I’ve been a quarterback my whole life.”

If Pryor did want to learn how to do something new, it wouldn’t be the first time he’s done so during his NFL career. He spent part of last offseason trying to change the fact that he “never really knew how to throw a football before,” although some who watched the Raiders last year would suggest that those classes fell short of totally fixing the issue.

That’s always going to be a problem for Pryor as a quarterback and his athletic ability is always going to be a strength, leaving the Seahawks to decide how much of a chance the whole package has of helping them in 2014.

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33 Responses to “Terrelle Pryor on playing another position: I don’t know how to catch”
  1. bmore44 says: Jun 20, 2014 8:34 AM

    He has to be better than Jackson.

  2. nomoreseasontix says: Jun 20, 2014 8:46 AM

    He’s a camp body. Out of the NFL in a year….

  3. ytownjoe says: Jun 20, 2014 8:47 AM

    I believe he would do well in Canada.

  4. clownsfan says: Jun 20, 2014 8:48 AM

    Then my advice to you is don’t ask Greg Little for help.

  5. watchfullhose says: Jun 20, 2014 8:50 AM

    If this kid has any chance of continuing his NFL career, he has to stop saying “no” and start saying “yes”

  6. jjackwagon says: Jun 20, 2014 8:50 AM

    SO he doesn’t know how to throw and now he admits he doesn’t know how to catch. Then shouldn’t he be playing corner or safety?

  7. chalkruz1989 says: Jun 20, 2014 8:53 AM

    Though Terrelle Pryor did catch a couple passes at Ohio State and is a talented athlete, you can’t expect him to jump at the opportunity to play a position that is foreign to him.

    His entire life as been spent as the signal caller and expecting him to jump into another position seamlessly is irrational.

    He can play in this league, and there’s a reason why the Seattle Seahawks signed him. Let him learn from a talented and already proven quarterback in Russel Wilson and he’ll be fine.

  8. bengalguy says: Jun 20, 2014 8:54 AM

    He dosent know how to play QB either!

  9. missingsock215 says: Jun 20, 2014 8:55 AM

    Do you really care what position Terrelle Pryor plays? If you do here’s a clue: Back in the day, they were constructed of pine wood.

  10. meximyke says: Jun 20, 2014 8:56 AM

    Canada here I come!

  11. qdog112 says: Jun 20, 2014 8:57 AM

    “He spent part of last offseason trying to change the fact that he “never really knew how to throw a football before,” although some who watched the Raiders last year would suggest that those classes fell short of totally fixing the issue.”
    ********************
    The man is a QB. His college numbers are better than many NFL starters’ numbers, in college. His throwing mechanics are fixable. He is with the best organization in the NFL and if he has a chance, they will develop him.

    His short stint in OAK showed me enough. But if he fails here, he has a future in Canada, no doubt.

  12. raiderufan says: Jun 20, 2014 9:00 AM

    I feel bad for these QB’s sometimes. They’re so Athletic AND can effectivly throw at a high school and college level that it would be nuts not to put the ball in thier hand every chance a coach gets….but once they get to the NFL and the fat is trimmed everyone is a super athlete and they need more than physical skill to survive they just simply can’t because they always just out athleted people to cover up mechnical flaws.

    As a fan of the U I couldn’t stand Pryor…as a fan of the Raiders his hard work and desire made me proud despite his struggles.

    If only his HS coach made him a WR/TE way back when…..

  13. ihatethejets23 says: Jun 20, 2014 9:16 AM

    He doesn’t know how to throw or read defenses either. See you in the CFL Terrelle!

  14. winninaintsinnin says: Jun 20, 2014 9:17 AM

    How about linebacker?

  15. nflhof says: Jun 20, 2014 9:31 AM

    He doesn’t know how to play QB either

  16. bbrophy1 says: Jun 20, 2014 9:42 AM

    running out of options here…better learn how to block!

  17. gmarsteller says: Jun 20, 2014 10:11 AM

    Perhaps as a special teams guy. Wonder if he can catch punts or kick-offs?

  18. smcswaw1982 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:15 AM

    This is a guy who belongs in Washington backing up RG3 so that the Redskins can move on from the Cousins thing… The guy would make an excelelnt understudy and frankly I am upset the Redskin management didnt make a play for him before the Seahawks swooped in and got him. Once the Seahawks cut him the Redskins need to move quickly… This guy can still play..

  19. inwilsonwetrust says: Jun 20, 2014 10:22 AM

    “I don’t know how to catch” Seriously? That’s your excuse? Here’s a thought: Learn how to catch. What are you 4 years old?

  20. NoobTubeTV says: Jun 20, 2014 10:24 AM

    He is showing exactly who he is to the rest of the world. This is why many OSU fans were happy to see him leave.

  21. drsummeroff says: Jun 20, 2014 10:25 AM

    ““I don’t know how to catch. I don’t know how to run the ball as a running back,” Pryor said, via the Seattle Times.”
    —————————————————-

    Well you don’t know how to pass very well either. Better figure out how to run it or catch it soon or your career is going to be over.

  22. kansacity88 says: Jun 20, 2014 10:50 AM

    But he doesn’t know how to tackle either!! If Pryor is an athlete, he can LEARN to play another position. Hell, Devin Hester (and I’m not saying the he was GREAT at it but….) he switched to WR and was decent in spurts! He doesn’t HAVE to be an every down WR. Bring him in in certain situations/packages! If he REALLY wanted to earn a roster spot in this day and age of the NFL wanting players that are interchangeable, he’d put the work in and stop making excuses. It’s not gonna happen overnight, if that’s what he’s expecting!

  23. tennesseetitan78 says: Jun 20, 2014 11:15 AM

    Ask Vince Young for advice…I heard he’s doing great these days.

  24. tombstone7 says: Jun 20, 2014 11:57 AM

    sounds like a great future safety!

  25. heylookitstaylor says: Jun 20, 2014 2:52 PM

    The guy is a tremendous athlete. You gotta think his time in the nfl is limited as a QB, as he has been given opportunities. Why would he publicly come out and say he can’t rather than put bjs head down and work as hard as he can to learn how to play the WR/TE position. With his abilities and the right work ethic you got to think he could Excell at doing so.

  26. ragnarthemagnificent says: Jun 20, 2014 3:01 PM

    It’s blasphemous that Tarvaris Jackson has a Super Bowl ring

  27. seahawkboymike says: Jun 20, 2014 3:34 PM

    If it comes to Pryor or Jackson, trust me, Jackson will be gone.

  28. joetoronto says: Jun 20, 2014 8:36 PM

    That’s why the Raiders gave up on him, he can’t read defenses and he won’t change positions.

  29. intengen356 says: Jun 21, 2014 5:34 PM

    Maybe some two qb sets in the future with harvin in the backfield its possible

  30. omeimontis says: Jun 21, 2014 11:25 PM

    Why is Tavaris Jackson a “lock.” He was cut by the Seahawks.

  31. seadawgs72 says: Jun 22, 2014 7:37 AM

    This is Tebow all over again. Whether its pride or whatever their inflexibility is gonna drive them outta the NFL & already has in Tebow’s case.

    I hate to disagree with some of my fellow 12th men but those that think Pryor has a chance in hell of taking Jackson’s spot aren’t who I’d want as a talent scout for the hawks. Jackson is a legit pocket qb with one of the strongest arms in the NFL. Not the most accurate passer but you have to remember the one season he started for Seattle he played the whole season with a torn pectoral muscle on the throwing side of his body. There’s veryfew backups out there I’d ffeel comfortable with if Wilson went down but if he did, with the addition of all that speed at the wr spot i think they’d turn into a pass happy offense overnight. I don’t wanna see that happen but i feel very comfortable with Jackson as the hawks backup. He threw a beautiful 50+ yard td to Baldwin in the Jacksonville game during garbage time. I think the bills were fools to give him back to us when they had zero established qbs & a still unproven rookie Grimm last year but I’m glad they did. T-Jack is the most unappreciated player in the NFL. Imho of course.

  32. rainsarge says: Jun 22, 2014 8:31 AM

    Teams aren’t patient they don’t wait 4 yr for a guy to figure it out any more. A 1st round pick get 1 and 1/2 yr before management and the fans turn on them.

  33. sweetnlow44 says: Jun 26, 2014 1:26 AM

    Don’t know how to catch? What? You’ve been around football your whole life, surely you’ve caught a ball a time or two.

    The Tim Tebow comparison above is spot on. If he doesn’t open himself up to learning a new position, he’ll be out of the NFL pretty quick.

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