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Raiders' Terrelle Pryor on benching: 'It is what it is'

The Oakland Raiders made a switch at quarterback midseason, that left Terrelle Pryor on the bench and put int Matt McGloin. The switch was made because of injuries and inconsistency.

“I could sit here and say I disagree and this and that, but, at the end of the day, coach Allen is our leader and he’s the one that has to make tough decisions,” Pryor said, via CSN Bay Area. “He made one, and it is what it is.”

“I was hurt in the New York Giants game and couldn’t exactly be myself, I come back and somebody else is starting,” Pryor said. “Now it’s about pushing forward and finding ways to get better. You could always put your head down and cry and whine about it and talk behind everyone’s back about it and be very negative, but there’s another way.”

One of the biggest problems was Pryor’s handling of the Giants game. He didn’t play well and after the game in talks with the media, he blamed it on his knee. Something he either made up, or didn’t tell coaches about.

“Whether I was talked into going or whatever the case may be, I went out and I have to be able to handle the business for the team,” Pryor said. “Everyone counted on me to go out there and lead. It was just bad leadership on my side to make an excuse and say it was my knee. Whether it was or not, that’s one of my biggest regrets right there. Anytime you step on the field you have to make plays. You’re held accountable. That’s a moment I wish I would’ve handled differently.”

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