Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor plans to spend his team’s bye week getting better.
After throwing three interceptions — including one to Kansas City Chiefs’ safety Husain Abdullah that got returned for a touchdown and sealed the 24-7 loss for the Raiders in the 4th quarter – Pryor was his own biggest critic.
“If I play like I played (Sunday), I won’t be around very long. I know that he is telling me that he’s on my side. He wants me to be successful and he knows I can help the team. I’m looking back and thinking, I have to protect the coaches. I have a strong connection with them, and I let them down big-time yesterday. That’s what I’m ashamed of,” Pryor told CSN Bay Area’s Scott Bair.
Offensive coordinator Greg Olson appreciates Pryor’s work ethic and attitude.
“He’s a resilient player,” Olson said, according to Bair. “You can coach him hard and he takes the coaching. He tries to come back and take in what you’re telling him and be better the next week. He’s what you’re looking for there as far as a player that’s trying to get better.”
Olson and Pryor will get to work this week and try to figure out what went wrong in the loss to the Chiefs. The week before, Pryor went 18-of-23 for 221 yards and two touchdowns in an impressive effort in the Raiders’ win over the San Diego Chargers.
It will be a good learning tool – and fresh in the mind – to study went wrong versus went right in those last two games. Needless to say, this is the perfect time for a bye week for the young QB.