Hue Jackson likes what he sees in his old QB, Terrelle Pryor

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In 2011, when Hue Jackson was head coach of the Raiders, the team used a third-round supplemental draft pick on Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor. As a rookie Pryor barely played, and Jackson was fired at the end of the season.

Now Jackson is coaching Pryor again in Cleveland, only Pryor has moved to wide receiver. The circumstances are different this time around, but Jackson is liking what he’s seeing.

“Obviously, he’s flashed. He’s flashed the last several days. He’s taking coaching from the best there is from Al Saunders and Bob Saunders,” Jackson said, referring to the father-son combo of assistants who are coaching the receivers in Cleveland this year.

Pryor’s season in Jackson’s offense may help, even though it was five years ago and at a different position.

“I think he kind of knows this system,” Jackson said. “He’s been around it a little bit. He knows what to expect, what to do, what not to do. The biggest thing, I think, that he’s done is he’s settled down and understands this is really what I want to do and I want to be good at it. ‘I’m athletic enough to do it. What’s my why? Why do I want to do this? Do I want to be great at this?’ My challenge to each and every one of these guys is to be great at what you do, not just be average, it’s to be great. He’s working at it. I think we all see it. I think he’s growing every day and getting better every day, and that’s all you can ask for.”

Pryor, who caught one pass last season, is still a work in progress as a wide receiver. But Jackson likes the progress he has made.

39 responses to “Hue Jackson likes what he sees in his old QB, Terrelle Pryor

  1. Good lord…it’s now 5, 6 years later and Pryor is still “finding” himself. Browns carrying dead weight with Pryor and Dwayne Bowe at WR position.

  2. Hush Hue!
    If Robert hears about your kind words to another QB, not name RG3 – he will go mad, I say!

    RG3 will forget to slide, lose the ability to throw the ball away, and above all else, he will turn to the Owner and raise issue with your lust for another QB.

    Sorry Robert. Just slide. Just take the blame, even it’s not your fault.

    HTTR

  3. sgordon909usdm419 says:
    May 20, 2016 10:51 AM
    Hue is a great coordinator. Terrible HC.

    An 8-8 record his only year as a head coach is hardly terrible.

  4. As a Bengals fan I really liked Hue when he was here, but since he went to Cleveland, he sure seems to talk too much in the media about his players. He did a little of the here but he seems to have ramped it up. I guess time will tell if it works or not.

  5. jonwill57 says:
    May 20, 2016 10:43 AM
    Good lord…it’s now 5, 6 years later and Pryor is still “finding” himself. Browns carrying dead weight with Pryor and Dwayne Bowe at WR position.
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    The Browns cut Bowe back in March.

  6. Pryor is on the team because of all of the Ohio State fans in Cleveland. It is the same reason that the Jaguars have so many FSU Seminoles and UF Gators on the team.

  7. “Hue Jackson likes what he sees in his old QB, Terrelle Pryor”-That’s why Hugh Jackson was fired, I’m still trying to figure out how desperate the Browns have to be to name him their head coach. God bless Jim Brown and Leroy Kelly!

  8. “krunch209 says:
    May 20, 2016 10:58 AM

    An 8-8 record his only year as a head coach is hardly terrible.”
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    An 8-8 record with the Raiders is like a 10-6 record anywhere else.

  9. Let’s not forget about the 93 yd TD run he had while playing for the Raiders. Yes, the defense’s (Steeler’s) coverage was basically completely blown on the play, but facts are facts, and you can only coach/teach speed to a certain degree, folks. Pryor easily possesses that break-away speed many coaches rave about. So while it may be a long shot for him to have a serviceable career playing WR in the NFL, the potential is definitely still there given his skill-set & age.

  10. “Didn’t the Browns draft 12 WRs. I really don’t think Pryor sticks around beyond training camp!!!!!”

    Pryor is 6 5″ fast and knows how to juke and move on a football field.

    He has a chance. Jackson is right. If he really wants it… he has a shot.

  11. An 8-8 record his only year as a head coach is hardly terrible.
    ————————————————–

    After Tom Cable already set the team up at 8-8 the year before too? The same guy that admitted Rolando McClain was ok to cover Megatron 1 on 1?

    Yeah, YOU sure paid attention. LMAO

  12. “Hue is a great coordinator. Terrible HC.”

    An 8-8 record his only year as a head coach is hardly terrible.

    ___________________________________________________

    In fact, the best record the Raiders have had in what? A decade? More than a decade?

    I love how 1 season, better than any season the team has had since it was a super bowl contender has some people concluding he isn’t head coach material.

  13. The Raiders haven’t been 8-8 since he was head coach there and he did it with Al Davis’s terrible free agent signings and draft picks. End of story. The only reason he was fired is because Reggie McKenzie’s ego felt threatened by him. And then he went on to hire the great Dennis Allen who went 8-28. I’d say 8-8 is slightly better than 8-28.

  14. @erikinhell says:
    May 20, 2016 11:12 AM

    jonwill57 says:
    May 20, 2016 10:43 AM
    Good lord…it’s now 5, 6 years later and Pryor is still “finding” himself. Browns carrying dead weight with Pryor and Dwayne Bowe at WR position.
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    The Browns cut Bowe back in March.
    ++++++++++++++++
    Thank you!

  15. The head coach apparently likes everyone.

    The team has (2) pickes in rounds 1-3 next year, and likely (4) picks in round 4.

    If the team doesn’t make the playoff in 2018 is it an abysmal failure by the coaching staff.

  16. This guy should have been put out to pasture a long time ago. WIth what he brought down on OSU with his antics and cheating, no one in Ohio should buy a ticket for any team he is on in the state. When they say ‘break a leg’ with this guy they really mean it.

  17. The Cleveland Dog Piles have all these men who wear costumes that say they are QBs.

    Yet all of them together don’t have the skills to be one average QB.

  18. Peyton Needed the Slap Arm says:
    May 20, 2016 10:45 AM

    Hue is going to be the man, the truck, and the tires this season.

    Should be entertaining to see how it pans out.
    ===================================

    That may be… but there is no engine…

    And they’ve used up about a billion gallons of gasoline fueling their numerous dumpster fires that have burned continuously there since 1999.

  19. Hue will keep Terrelle so he can use him like he did with Sanu in Cincinnati.

  20. sgordon909usdm419 says:May 20, 2016 12:22 PM

    An 8-8 record his only year as a head coach is hardly terrible.
    ————————————————–

    After Tom Cable already set the team up at 8-8 the year before too? The same guy that admitted Rolando McClain was ok to cover Megatron 1 on 1?

    Yeah, YOU sure paid attention. LMAO

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    Raiders were only 8-8 in Cable’s final year because Hue stepped in and turned the offense into a top-10 unit as OC. They were ranked 31st the year before when Cable saw them to a 5-11 record w/o Hue there.
    Raiders’ only seasons reaching .500 since 2002 were the two Hue was here. His firing set us back years.
    Thankfully Reggie has gotten his act together the last three offseasons and with JDR we’re poised to take over this damn league. But Hue’s firing was one of the worst mistakes in team history.

  21. Hue Jackson doesnt know what hes doing. He makes the dumbest comments just like his predecessor Mike Pettine

    Hue says the Browns running backs have the most talent hes seen in a while. Uh Hue, your running backs in Cincy, you know where u were last year are 100x better than the stiff RBs on the Browns.

    And rumor has it he wanted to take Cody Kessler in the 2nd round when he was projected to go in rounds 6 or 7 or even undrafted.

    Same old Browns. Perpetual incompetence from these jokers.

  22. @ SGORDON909

    Don’t know if you’re a Real Raider fan or a person who don’t like Hue, but let explain Hue’s time with the Raiders. First he was the reason we finished 8-8 the year we had Cable as our head coach. Our offense kept us in games. The year prior we stunk on offense and had a losing record. AL hired him with the thought that if Cable can’t turn this around, Hue would be the next coach. Then we had the Cable scandal with domestic violence and immediately Hue was in. The second season we started 7-4, had to make a trade for a starting QB(Palmer) and was forced to savage our season with a QB who didn’t have. A mini camp, training camp, our for that matter a enough time with his players. But by week 14, we was still in it. The defense let us down and he had nothing to do with Rolando McClain covering Megatron. That was our dumbass Defense coordinators fault. That was what his rant was about when we lost our last two at home and missed the playoffs. The season he took over he tried to hire a new DC, but the Jets denied us from talking to one of their coaches. Get your facts straight dude. Hue will be fine if he’s allowed to complete the job.

  23. “Same old Browns. Perpetual incompetence from these jokers.”

    Yet, somehow, they still have the same number of playoff wins as the Ben-Gals since coming back.

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