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Terrelle Pryor is willing to do a lot more than cut off a finger

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 11: Terrelle Pryor #11 of the Cleveland Browns catches a pass against Leodis McKelvin #21 of the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Browns 29-10. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Getty Images

The transcript circulated by the Browns with receiver Terrelle Pryor’s midweek comments to the media included a quote regarding his willingness to cut off a finger. The transcript omitted a much larger sacrifice Pryor said he’d make for the team.

I’m willing to die on this field, man,” Pryor said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

It’s likely an exaggeration (hopefully, it’s an exaggeration), and it’s unclear why the remark didn’t find its way into the transcript. Fatalities have happened in football; at the high school level, several occur every year. In 2009, a prediction from then-Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer of an NFL fatality became one of the first stories to generate through-the-roof traffic during the early days of the PFT-NBC relationship.

While the chances of something like that happening remain very slim, it’s probably a subject on which the league and the teams don’t want players making casual reference. Apart from the impact on the specific player involved, it’s the kind of thing that could create very negative consequences for the NFL.

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12 Responses to “Terrelle Pryor is willing to do a lot more than cut off a finger”
  1. idpfantasyfootball says: Sep 22, 2016 7:43 AM

    With RG3 and Coleman out, they need him to throw the ball and catch it!

  2. dtroxallday says: Sep 22, 2016 8:01 AM

    Perhaps the comments were omitted for the very reasons you mention yet you point them out and bring them to light nonetheless.

  3. bmacwillconn says: Sep 22, 2016 8:04 AM

    These are the kind of statements that make all football players come off as moronic. Not true, but perception is reality.

  4. couchbasher says: Sep 22, 2016 8:14 AM

    If I was Wayne Mackie, that referee that gave the game to the Ravens at the expense of T. Pryor, I would be very scared after those comments….

  5. magicmtndan says: Sep 22, 2016 8:31 AM

    He likely said that as a player who’s faced the reality of not being in the NFL so he appreciates the opportunity he has.

    Which also means he won’t likely be sitting down during the national anthem or any other stupid thing.

  6. haslamdrinkshisownpee says: Sep 22, 2016 8:35 AM

    Give me a break. Pryor was clearly making a point that he would give everything he has for his team and to play the game. Sounds like a guy that understands how incredible the opportunity in front of him is. Wish more guys acted like that. Lord knows the Browns need that kind of attitude and mentality from their players if they’re ever going to turn it around. I know you’d rather him take a knee during the anthem florio, but I’ll take the humbled warrior any day.

  7. sjd1234 says: Sep 22, 2016 8:37 AM

    I like the player, but as a quote he’s always just a leeeeeetle dramatic.

  8. seabrawk12 says: Sep 22, 2016 9:06 AM

    All it takes is being hit or falling just right. Hopefully it never occurs. Ricardo Lockette and Johnny Knox were two close calls.

  9. bearfan21 says: Sep 22, 2016 9:10 AM

    Im sure a lot of Browns players feel that way!

  10. sgordon909usdm419 says: Sep 22, 2016 9:22 AM

    Yet it took him 4 years to convert to WR.

  11. pencilmonkeymagic says: Sep 22, 2016 9:27 AM

    “seabrawk12 says:
    Sep 22, 2016 9:06 AM

    All it takes is being hit or falling just right. Hopefully it never occurs. Ricardo Lockette and Johnny Knox were two close calls.”

    It blows my mind to think those guys were able to walk again (much later) after those collisions.

  12. abninf says: Sep 22, 2016 10:27 AM

    If you don’t know what he really meant then you don’t exactly have the highest IQ. He’s the kind of player I want on my team.

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