The Oakland Raiders probably aren’t going to be very good this year – though, in fairness they did put up one hell of a fight against the much more talented Indianapolis Colts.
Despite what should be another long season, the Raiders may have found a little something in quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
By no stretch of the imagination will Pryor ever be a Pro Bowl quarterback as he still struggles with many basic concepts, but the former college standout has the tools and athletic ability to succeed in a league that is becoming more welcoming to running quarterbacks.
Given Pryor’s struggles with the mental aspect of the game, many teams decided he wasn’t for them, but not the Raiders, especially former owner Al Davis who Pryor says he owes every day for giving him a chance:
“This man believed I’d be a star quarterback. He said that to me multiple times. He took a chance on me when other teams wouldn’t. And I think he was smiling down a little bit today, watching this. This may sound crazy, but every day I’m thankful for what he did for me.”