If there was any doubt whether or not the Oakland Raiders were better off choosing Terrelle Pryor over Matt Flynn to start the season, it went away after the team’s Week 4 loss at home to the Washington Redskins.
Pryor was ruled inactive after suffering concussion symptoms late Saturday night, so Flynn got the start and he looked dreadful.
The stat line may not show it – 21-of-32 for 227 yards with one touchdown and an interception — but Flynn proved why he has never been able to beat out his competition to earn the starting job. He looked awful and made it clear that Pryor is the far better quarterback.
After the game, Raiders head coach Dennis Allen reiterated the fact that poor quarterback play likely cost them the game.
“Look,” he said, via CSN Bay Area,“Matt didn’t play well, and we’ve gotta move on. We’ve got to get better than that.”
Pryor is expected back for the team’s Week 5 match up against the San Diego Chargers, so the Raiders are hoping that they can play better and have a shot at knocking off the red hot division rival at home.