Aug 16, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen before a preseason game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders’ Dennis Allen won’t name starting quarterback


The Oakland Raiders lost to the Seattle Seahawks last night to finish out the preseason. The Oakland Raiders have spent the preseason trying to figure out who was going to be their quarterback. After the game, head coach Dennis Allen was asked if he knew who was going to be the starting quarterback.

“I’m not telling you, but yes,” Allen said.

Maybe he is hoping the surprise element could give them a strategic advantage in the season opener.

Terrelle Pryor started the game last night and had a very poor outing, he threw 8 passes, completing 3 of them. Yes, less than 50%, plus he threw an interception. Pryor thinks he knows why he struggled.

“I didn’t have some of my guys, guys I was working with all week,” Pryor said. “I’ll get better. It’s crunch time now.”

Pryor didn’t feel the need to lobby for the gig.

“I don’t really want to get into that,” Pryor said. “It’s going to be coach’s call and whatever he thinks is best for the team. It’s all about the team, and if it’s me leading, I’ll lead to the best of my ability and we’ll get things done. If it’s Matt leading, then we’ll get things done too and I’ll support him.”

There were good aspects in this 22-6 loss.

“I thought our guys played with effort, I thought our guys ran around,” Allen said, according to the Bay Area Newsgroup. “We didn’t always play as smart as we needed to play.”

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  • 1hatedon

    Hope the head coach lets the paying public know something(preferebly soon)… Indy is close & I’d love to watch Pryor unleashed in week 1.

  • William J Gaudette

    I really wish you would consider picking up Tim Tebow. We truly need a QB who can run as well as throw. He may not have been a good fit for other teams, but I think he would fit just fine with the Raiders.