Report: Raiders view Pryor as a quarterback

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In what appears to be a fairly mild case of ESPN-on-ESPN crime, Adam Schefter reported during ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown that the Raiders view Terrelle Pryor as a quarterback prospect, and possibly as their quarterback of the future.

Earlier today, John Clayton reported that the Raiders are more interested in using Pryor at the wideout position.

We’ve got a feeling that the guy who’ll be making the final call on this one — Raiders owner Al Davis — has yet to make a decision.

63 responses to “Report: Raiders view Pryor as a quarterback

  1. Clayton has good sources, but nobody is more plugged in than Schefty. My money is with Adam. He will be a QB. Whether that’s a smart decision or not.

  2. So just because he’s the QB of the future he can’t play another position in the mean time? Come on man! I once upon a time was a pretty good QB in high school and I never learned more than playing another position(free safety in my case). It teaches you to think and understand what others see and expect. Make him #3 QB(or even not in first year). Get him used to the speed and timing of NFL and he’ll be WAY better prepared to start learning for Jason Campbell the next year. Campbell is the total pro and can teach him how to work. There is nothing that says he can’t play a little WR while also being their long term QB. THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

  3. For their 2nd, 3rd and 4th-rd pick in 2012, Raiders now have QB Jason Campbell, QB Terrelle Pryor, RB Taiwan Jones and OL Joseph Barksdale.

    That’s a special brand of stupid.

  4. These clowns at espn are allways reporting nonsense when it comes to the Raiders. the only one who knows whats going on in Raider land is Al Davis.

  5. For those who say he shouldn’t be a QB I ask this: Could he possible be worse than someone like Tavarris Jackson?

    Yes, his mechanics and pocket presence are awful, but these are fixable things. Hue Jackson has a reputation for being an excellent QB coach (deserved or not). Let him sit and learn for a year under Hue and take it from there.

  6. JaMarcus the Sequel – Twice the baggage with half the fat. The only thing that will solidify the Raiders ignorance is if they hired Matt Millen as GM.

  7. Former Raider Coach Jon Gruden commented on this. His response “I think Pryor would make a great quarterback. I really think it would be a great move for the Raiders to use him as a QB. But if they don’t, I think he’d make a great wide receiver and it’d be a great move for the Raiders to use him as a WR.”

  8. We’ll know when whoever the #3 QB is suddenly released after week 5 to make room on the 53 man roster what the future holds for young T-Pry…

  9. Jason Campbell, is that you looking over your shoulder?
    After the bye, Terrelle Pryor could be starting week 9.
    Nah, that’s not too early for Da Raiders to make a major change.

  10. REPORT: And this is why the Raiders are an organaziation that is similar to welfare … Dumb people running an organization that gives out money for nothing 🙂

  11. I’d tell Pryor, you’re gonna put on 30lbs of muscle, and you’re playing TE. Only position he could possibly end up very good at.

  12. Enough with the “Blank on blank crime”…It was funny the third time….A million times later…not funny anymore.

  13. “Raiders view Pryor as a quarterback”? I view my wife as a beauty queen. That doesn’t mean she is one

  14. I don’t think even the Raiders would take a guy in the 3rd round and give him a completely new position. Then again, it’s the Raiders. But I’m pretty sure he’ll get his shot at QB first.

  15. This is classic Schefter. He’s trying to create controversy with the Raiders, thanks to his bum buddy, the rat.

    Seriously, the guy’s been doing this for years.

  16. “I mean everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever.”

    -Terell Pryor

    to the team that takes this guy, have fun. you couldn’t have more red flags for a personality. he is a maurice clarrett in the waiting. I”M TOO good for a professional team to tell me what to do! I’m in the elite class!

    and one more thing: he was a TERRIBLE QB! he could be a great WR or TE, but no, terrell is too good for that. what a moron. the arrogance is just beyond belief. what a stupid kid.

  17. all people really that stupid…..we are talking about a kid who has a pretty well defined resume….by far one of the most recruited talented high school players in the country in both football, and basketball…started as a freshman at THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY…. not Miami of Ohio, plus he ran a 4.37 40 at his pro day on Saturday……..all of the above says he has at a least a chance, since he has so much god given talent.

  18. ESPN has been doing this for years… No media EDPN,PFT NO ONE! Knows nothing abouth the raiders, It’s all a guessing game and then they present it as fact..
    Raiders run the team like a family not a business.
    It’s like The Sopranos..
    Raiders are the only team in the NFL that do not have rats also called in the media “sources”

  19. How anyone can consider this a bad selection is just ludicrous!? You get a guy for a 3rd round pick in next years draft at 600k a yr? Talk about a steal! Did you people see what qbs got drafted in the 1st round this year? Newton, Gabbert, Locker, and Christian Ponder? Really? Anyone who says this is a dumb move, is frankly just a complete hater, probably a Raider hater, theres enough of them out there thats for sure!!

  20. Tarkus says: Aug 22, 2011 8:28 PM

    I don’t think even the Raiders would take a guy in the 3rd round and give him a completely new position. Then again, it’s the Raiders. But I’m pretty sure he’ll get his shot at QB first.

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    Umm….

    This is the RAIDERS we’re talking about.

    They may cut him by Wednesday.

  21. After years of futile draft picks and preposterously stupid personnel decisions, I think this time it will be different

  22. Love all of the trash talk about Pryor here. He played against some good competition in Big Ten and in Bowl Games. A lot of teams had trouble stopping him, and he has a strong arm. Watched him since high school and he is as good as they come. But all of you on here have been tracking him probably since the scandal broke. Do a little homework before you run your mouth and then have a decent conversation about this talented young athlete. And who are some of you kidding acting like he is the only one to ever accept money? laughing out loud over here at you…..

  23. When talking about the Raiders, take anything that pinhead Adam Schefter has to say with a HUGE grain of salt.

  24. i agree with Adam, first off Campbell is in his final contract year and it only makes sense to have Pryor as a QB and have him learn and have him as the qb of the future, plus this is the kind of QB that Al Davis dreams about.

  25. Just an hour ago this site said he was going to be a WR……changing stories like the weather changes. SMH over here

  26. guadalahonky says:
    Aug 22, 2011 8:02 PM
    For their 2nd, 3rd and 4th-rd pick in 2012, Raiders now have QB Jason Campbell, QB Terrelle Pryor, RB Taiwan Jones and OL Joseph Barksdale.

    That’s a special brand of stupid.

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    Stupid enough to sweep the AFC West.

  27. drunkraider says: Aug 22, 2011 8:06 PM

    These clowns at espn are allways reporting nonsense when it comes to the Raiders. the only one who knows whats going on in Raider land is Al Davis.

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    Al would be lucky if he knew what was going on in his diaper.

  28. Yeah, well, whatever. Raiders view Pryor as Rhodes Scholar. Raiders view Pryor as DWTS champ. Maybe it would be better to wait to see where they put him.

  29. “Report: Raiders view Pryor as a quarterback”

    Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!

    That’s funny! No one else does!

  30. Everyone hating on the Raiders just remember there were 17 other teams that finished worse. And if they suck this year we can welcome in Luck with the first pick.

  31. drunkraider says:
    Aug 22, 2011 8:06 PM
    These clowns at espn are allways reporting nonsense when it comes to the Raiders. the only one who knows whats going on in Raider land is Al Davis.

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    Raider fans should be very concerned about that last sentence… The Crypt Keeper’s time has passed and that’s sad because he was a great football executive – unitl about 10 years ago…

  32. captainwisdom8888 says:
    Aug 22, 2011 8:01 PM

    …and the Raiders view DHB as a future probowl receiver.
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    +1 million

  33. steelerhypocrite says:Aug 22, 2011 8:08 PM
    “JaMarcus the Sequel – Twice the baggage with half the fat. The only thing that will solidify the Raiders ignorance is if they hired Matt Millen as GM.”

    nah, Pryor will either be a Steve McNair/Mark Brunell type of QB or he’ll be a better version of Troy Smith, who knows. I just know that no one can be as awful as Russel.

  34. Why not Pryor at QB? I’m shaking my head, because Big Ben of Pittsburgh is playing QB and he is not $hit…. They always say the African American QB’s are not accurate, but Big Ben won two Super Bowls and was not accurate…. Yes, he threw that one to Holmes in the corner, but that was because he bought time and threw it to a spot. Pryor will have a couple of years to learn the Pro game and all these Hater’s will for get what they say…. Believe that…. It’s all poker.. Go Raiders…

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