Nov 10, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) reacts after being called for intentional grounding during the first half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders QB Pryor: ‘I’m not frustrated’


Oakland Raiders’ quarterback Terrelle Pryor can’t be feeling too good at the moment.  Not including his sprained right MCL, the second-year signal caller was benched in favor of undrafted rookie Matt McGloin who will be under center when Oakland takes on the Tennessee Titans this Sunday.

Pryor, who has thrown for 1559 yards on the season and rushed for an additional 504, has thrown five touchdown passes to ten interceptions.

Rather than complain about the benching, Pryor wished nothing but the best for his teammate this Sunday.

“I’m not frustrated,” Pryor said, according to Scott Bair at CSN Bay Area.. “That’s just the game. It happens. Other guys play well. If you get hurt and other guys play well, why not continue with it? I don’t blame Coach. I’m a team player. … I hope Matt has a lot of success. At the end of the day, like I said, I just got to get healthy. That’s all I can really control.”

Despite the demotion to 2nd string, head coach Dennis Allen says, when healthy, Pryor will still be an important part of the Raiders’ offense.

“I’m sure that he wants to be out there and he wants to be able to play, but I think he understands where we’re at and the situation that we’re in,” Allen said. “I don’t know, obviously that he’s 100 percent healthy and I don’t know how many guys are at this time and point in the season, but he understands that he needs to get healthy so he has an opportunity to come out and help us.”

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