Terrelle Pryor on 50-yard TD: I knew I’d beat Desmond Trufant


Terrelle Pryor didn’t get too many opportunities to show off his ability as a wide receiver after making the move from quarterback last season as he caught one pass in three games for the Browns.

It looks like things will be playing out differently this season. Pryor has been installed as a starter on the team’s present depth chart and he followed up a good preseason opener by catching a 50-yard touchdown pass against Falcons corner Desmond Trufant on Thursday night.

After the game, Pryor shared the confidence he felt when the call came from quarterback Robert Griffin III.

“I knew I had him when we called the play,” Pryor said, via Cleveland.com. “I knew I was going to beat him.”

When coach Hue Jackson was asked what Pryor’s knack for making big plays downfield means for opposing defense, he said “they better back up ’cause he’ll run by you.” Jackson also pointed out places where Pryor needs to improve, which you’d expect for a player still learning the finer points of the position. Whatever the flaws, it seems clear that Jackson likes what he’s seen from Pryor and that Pryor will keep getting chances in what’s shaping up to be a very different looking Browns offense.

11 responses to “Terrelle Pryor on 50-yard TD: I knew I’d beat Desmond Trufant

  1. I’m rooting for the Browns to at least be competitive and have some kind of hope and future to look forward to. I feel like their front office is really trying to make something successful. Eventually they have to find the right combo of coaches and players.

  2. Bengal fan here. I love Hue, will be rooting for him and Browns this year. Except two games.

  3. In Trufant’s defense the Browns faked a huddle, ran up to the line of scrimmage, and immediately snapped the ball. It may have caught Trufant off guard. However, he was awful once the ball was in the air as if he didn’t locate it until it was too late.

    Pryor should make some plays during the regular season before talking smack. He didn’t exactly catch the ball at the high point and fumbled it a little before securing the catch.

  4. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m REALLY looking forward to seeing Gordon, Pryor, and Coleman on the field together, all at the same time, and very often. How will any team cover THAT??

  5. Maybe Tebow’s career would’ve turned out differently if he had Pryor’s pragmatism and humility.

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