Terrelle Pryor says he’ll out-work other players, become a great WR

AP

After spending the last four years trying to make it as an NFL quarterback, Terrelle Pryor is now in Cleveland, trying to make it as a wide receiver. He says he has the talent not just to earn a roster spot, but to be a great wide receiver.

“I believe I can get great at anything,” Pryor told KDKA. “Just need the reps and just got to prove it.”

Pryor said he has the work ethic that only the great ones have.

“There’s not a lot of guys who work like I work,” he said. “I truly believe that. I believe somebody who works extremely hard is Antonio Brown. Definitely I’ve worked with him, I have had to opportunity to work out with him an awful lot. We spent a lot of time together in 2011 down in Florida, so I saw his work ethic. The drive, the nights we would run in the sand along the ocean, run 6 miles every night.”

Pryor has the athletic talent to play wide receiver and says he’s now just learning to put that talent together at a new position.

“Just athletic cuts, moves, catching the ball with people on me, practicing that big time,” said Pryor. “Working on cuts, getting out of breaks. Really getting defenders on you and then losing them, the footwork and the timing of a route. So there’s a lot of stuff.”

Whether Pryor has the ability to match his confidence remains to be seen, but signing him was a move that made a lot of sense for the Browns. They’ll have a few weeks of training camp and the preseason to see if he really can make it as a wide receiver in the NFL. If he can’t do it, they’ll cut him and he’ll go back to being unemployed, as he was last season. If he can do it, he has the potential to be a big addition in Cleveland.

36 responses to “Terrelle Pryor says he’ll out-work other players, become a great WR

  1. When Revis joined the Pats last year he came in to work out the first day at 7:00 AM and Brady was in the weight room before him.

    Next day he came in at 6:45 AM and Brady was in the weight room before him.

    Next day it was 6:30 AM and Brady was in the weight room before him.

    Next day he came at 6:00 AM and Brady was still in the weight room before him.

    After which he gave up trying to beat Brady in to work. Keep a schedule working as hard as Brady and you will be successful in the NFL.

  2. “…6:45 AM and Brady was in the weight room…”

    Probably shaving metal off the free weights so it looked like he was lifting more.

  3. lostsok says:
    Jul 7, 2015 11:39 AM

    “…6:45 AM and Brady was in the weight room…”

    Probably shaving metal off the free weights so it looked like he was lifting more.

    Well done sir! Comment of the day.

  4. I get that Tom Brady spends a lot of time at the practice facility, but I find it hard to believe that he is the hardest worker in the weight room.

  5. “i believe i can get great at anything” ??? but not a nfl qb obviously!! save your voice tp especially since no one else is listening!!!

  6. Why all the hate? He is a good kid who is working hard. He played QB his whole life, now has to change positions to save his career. I say good for him for doing whatever is necessary. All you haters would cry and blame someone else if you lost your job, he is rising to the challenge. I hope he succeeds.

  7. So many haters on the planet now. It’s almost annoying. Best of luck to Pryor. I don’t blame you for not succeeding at possible THE HARDEST POSITION IN ALL OF SPORTS. Where there are only 5 ELITE PLAYERS AT ANY ONE TIME IF WE ARE LUCKY. I bet your QB knowledge will definitely help with running routes and reading secondaries.

  8. many haters on the planet now. It’s almost annoying. Best of luck to Pryor. I don’t blame you for not succeeding at possible THE HARDEST POSITION IN ALL OF SPORTS. Where there are only 5 ELITE PLAYERS AT ANY ONE TIME IF WE ARE LUCKY. I bet your QB knowledge will definitely help with running routes and reading secondaries.

    Thanks for the caps.. I was having trouble hearing what you were typing..

  9. Why do these people always have to talk about how hard they work or how great they’re going to be? It would be so much better if they’d just shut up, do the work, and prove their worth on the field. Let your coaches, teammates, and the public decide who’s great and who isn’t. Stop talking and prove something before you tell us how great you’re going to be.

  10. It wasn’t until he went in at 5:45am that he realized that was just a cardboard cut out of Tom Brady holding the Lombardi.

  11. I was going to put the over/under on catches at the Renaldo Nehemiah level until I saw he had 43 career catches. I’m going with 4.3 instead.

  12. After spending the last four years trying to make it as an NFL quarterback, Terrelle Pryor is now in Cleveland, trying to make it as a wide receiver.

    ——————————————————

    Can’t be sure if Pryor will make it as a wide receiver or not but at least he’s on a team that offers so little competition at the position it improves his chances substantially.

  13. “I believe I can get great at anything,” Pryor told KDKA. “Just need the reps and just got to prove it.”

    Then why weren’t you great at QB? There is a reason why players can’t just change positions any time they want. IT’s HARD TO PLAY this game even when you know what you are doing. This idiot has no clue yet teams still sign him. You have to wonder about some of these people who run the teams, they seem like they are amateur at best.

  14. …When Revis joined the Pats last year he came in to work out the first day at 7:00 AM and Brady was in the weight room before him…

    Next day he came in at 6:45 AM and Brady was in the weight room before him.

    Next day it was 6:30 AM and Brady was in the weight room before him.

    Next day he came at 6:00 AM and Brady was still in the weight room before him.

    ************************************

    Finally, on the 4th day Revis came in at 5:30AM and realized that Belichick had had Brady cloned.

  15. TP was the model teammate in Oaktown. Said the right things, worked his butt off. Had some pretty good moments too (see the first half of the late night game againse SD). And if you need a reminder of his speed, watch the 90+ yard TD run against the Steelers. He has talents and hats off to him for being humble enough to do whatever it takes to succeed.

  16. If he is open to special teams he could be like Cribbs, not a great receiver but a value, If he can be on Coverage teams, be the #5 or #6 receiver and the #3 QB……..

    As Farmer would say …. that would be an asset filling all those holes.

  17. You have to give the kid credit for trying to reinvent himself and keep a paycheck coming in from the game he loves! He was practicing with Randy Moss and Antonio Brown the other day. Now I’m not sure he will be able to make that transition in one off season. If he were to succeed, I would imagine it’d be working hours every single day on his own time until the veteran combine next year. Switching positions is a very difficult thing to do since you have to see the game differently.

  18. As far as making the Browns roster, it would have to be the last TE spot (where he would pretty much just be a move TE, wouldn’t see much blocking), or he could grab the 6th WR spot if they opt to go with only 2 QBs on roster and have him as the 3rd string in case of emergency (he is somewhat familiar with Flip’s offense already).

    1. Dwayne Bowe
    2. Brian Hartline
    3. Andrew Hawkins
    4. Taylor Gabriel (pick this guy up in late rds of fantasy!)
    5. Vince Mayle (Farmer won’t cut his #4 draft pick before he plays)
    6. Travis Benjamin/Rod Smith/Terrelle Pryor

    The opportunity is there, but Smith has shown a lot already, Benjamin can play special teams and there is a chance they will just keep 5 WR’s on roster.

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