Jul 30, 2013; Napa, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin (14) takes the snap at training camp at Napa Valley Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders QB Pryor practices, McGloin ready to step in

Oakland Raiders’ quarterback Terrelle Pryor has had a rough few weeks.  A rough season really, when you look at the numbers.

Pryor has completed 58.9% of his passes for 1559 yards, 5 touchdowns and 10 interceptions this year – not a good TD/INT ratio by any stretch of the imagination.  Of course he has the added bonus of superb running ability, but with an injured knee that may become moot — at least in the present.

In the Raiders’ last four games, Pryor has thrown 8 of those interceptions and thrown just one touchdown pass.  Pryor’s last statistically good game, arguably, dates back to October 6th, when he went 18-of-23 for 221 yards, 2 TDs and no interceptions in the Raiders’ 27-17 win over the San Diego Chargers.

Many Oakland fans have lost patience and many experts have been calling Pryor’s recent lack of success a regression.  Possible, but ultimately difficult to say at this point.

Oakland is unsure if Pryor will be ready for Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans, but he did look healthy at practice according to Scott Bair at CSN Bay Area.

“We asked him yesterday to rest and today to show us a little bit of explosiveness so we could see what he could do,” offensive coordinator Greg Olson said. “We never put him out there live, obviously, but we would like to see him run around and he ran around really well today.”

If Pryor is unable to go, undrafted rookie Matt McGloin will take over.

“We were able to get them both work today and will continue to get them both work tomorrow,” Olson said. “Again, it will come down to health with Terrelle, because of greater experience than Matt [McGloin]. Today, Matt got more reps today just because of his inexperience.”

If there is a change, Olson says the team is prepared for the style of both players.

“I think all of our players are resilient overall; they understand the situation,” Olson said. They know what kind of player Terrelle is and they know what kind of player Matt McGloin is. I think they’ve been great really early this week as far as understanding the situation at the quarterback position. They’re just kind of rolling with it. They’re very comfortable with the previous system before with Matt Flynn. I think they’re very comfortable with what we’re doing.”


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