Not much has gone right for the Oakland Raider in recent seasons, and even that is being generous. Heading into the final week of the offseason, Oakland still doesn’t have a starting quarterback. At least not one head coach Dennis Allen cares to share with the public.
In an interview with CSN Bay Area’s Scott Bair, Allen said he knew who would start, but “I’m not telling you,” Allen said. “But, yes. I know.”
At this point in the preseason the clear frontrunners for the job are Terrelle Pryor and Matt Flynn. Flynn is the more traditional drop-back style quarterback, while Pryor is in the mold of the new blood in the NFL, a la Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson, et al.
So what’s with the secretiveness if Allen has already chosen a starter?
“You have to think about competitive reasons, too,” Allen after Thursday’s 22-6 exhibition loss to the Seatlle Seahawks. “We’ll keep that in house and announce it at the appropriate time.”
One thing the Raiders could use is any type of competitive advantage at this point. Keeping the opposing team guessing, and even using a dual threat type system with Flynn and Pryor sharing time could prove beneficial. But for now, we will have to guess.