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Matt McGloin staying positive about his chance to start

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Matt McGloin is getting the opposite of the Trent Cole treatment.

While the Colts linebacker who broke Derek Carr’s leg has been hearing nasty things on social media from Raiders fans, the guy who is taking over for Carr has a simpler strategy, one which enables him to not hear anything at all.

“I don’t sit there on my phone and do that, but to be honest with you guys, if I’m reading an article and I come across somebody, a sarcastic tweet or an article bashing the Oakland Raiders organization or bashing the guys in the locker room, I don’t want to read that stuff,” McGloin said, via Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com. “So, that’s what gets people blocked on Twitter. It’s nothing personal, you know? I don’t want to read bad or negative things about this organization or the guys in that locker room. That’s all.”

That probably limits a lot of his leisure reading lately, because most people in our line of work (and the community at large which we serve) don’t think nearly as much of their playoff chances with their backup quarterback at the helm.

But McGloin has walked a long road to get here, and is going to stay positive. A former walk-on at Penn State, he wasn’t invited to the combine, wasn’t drafted, and had to bounce through a few camps as a tryout player before getting his chance in Oakland in 2013.

But he beat out a fourth-round pick (Tyler Wilson) and a high-priced veteran (Matt Flynn) to climb the ladder there, and now has the fate of the Raiders season in his hands.

So don’t worry, you don’t have to block us Matt. We’re the positive ones.

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11 Responses to “Matt McGloin staying positive about his chance to start”
  1. joetoronto says: Dec 30, 2016 7:11 AM

    I’d rather have him than that clown you have in Carolina, Darin.

  2. QB Film Room says: Dec 30, 2016 7:55 AM

    Great kid who Can Play. Bill O’Brien loved this guy at Penn State

  3. 6ball says: Dec 30, 2016 8:25 AM

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    League history is full of stories about backup QBs getting it done in big spots. The Raiders still have an offensive line which can run block and protect. McGloin won’t be asked to carry the offense on his back..
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  4. zoneread510 says: Dec 30, 2016 8:29 AM

    He does have experience and has started a few games before, but not in awhile. I remember his first start against Houston and he won that game. I think we lose a lot with Carr, but McGloin is capable of managing the game. The O Line and RBs will need to carry us this week and through the playoffs.

  5. TheDPR says: Dec 30, 2016 8:45 AM

    A good program with a great defense can go far with a McGloin type QB. Are the Raiders that kind of team yet? They’re improving but not quite at that level, I don’t think. If somehow the Patriots get knocked off early, the Raiders have a shot if they can stay at home. I can’t see them going into Foxboro and winning in January though. Not this season anyway.

  6. pantherpro says: Dec 30, 2016 11:04 AM

    McGloin you are as lame as the tarp in the upper deck because Raider cant sell tickets. One and done Raiders!!!!!!!!

  7. nomesayin says: Dec 30, 2016 11:10 AM

    Enter: Joe Pendleton

  8. joetoronto says: Dec 30, 2016 11:59 AM

    pantherpro says:
    Dec 30, 2016 11:04 AM
    McGloin you are as lame as the tarp in the upper deck because Raider cant sell tickets. One and done Raiders!!!!!!!!
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    It obviously hurts really bad being a 49er fan nowadays.

    Just lose baby.

  9. war27 says: Dec 30, 2016 12:38 PM

    TheDPR says:
    Dec 30, 2016 8:45 AM
    A good program with a great defense can go far with a McGloin type QB. Are the Raiders that kind of team yet? They’re improving but not quite at that level, I don’t think. If somehow the Patriots get knocked off early, the Raiders have a shot if they can stay at home. I can’t see them going into Foxboro and winning in January though. Not this season anyway.

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    And people never saw the Pat’s beating the Rams or the Giants beating the Pat’s twice.

    The Raiders have pass rushers that can ruin a game and a OL and 3 backs that can run the ball at will most of the time.

    That can and has won super bowls.

  10. jamiebusicogmail says: Dec 30, 2016 5:34 PM

    What happened to those panthers lol yeah nuff said

  11. radrntn says: Dec 30, 2016 5:37 PM

    Go Raiders, Go Matt,…….Beat the Refs!!!!

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