Dec 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) stands on the field before the start of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders coaches have ‘soured’ on QB Terrelle Pryor?


For a few short weeks, Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor was the flavor of the week.

The Raiders were winning and Pryor was playing somewhat well (much of it due to his feet). Things couldn’t have been better, but that train quickly derailed as Pryor’s play dropped off significantly which was then followed by an injury.

The former Ohio State product remained sidelined for a few weeks, but did not return to the starting lineup when healthy. Questions arose as to why Pryor was suddenly benched and now according to Vic Tafur, it’s because the coaching staff has ‘soured’ on him:

Why did Pryor’s chances at starter next year disappear because of 2 bad games?” >> coaches soured on him

‘Backup’ Matt McGloin played well in Pryor’s absence, at least initially which likely attributed to the staff not putting Pryor back into the starting lineup but it appears there’s something more to the lack of playing time.

Pryor will likely finish out the remaining two weeks as a ‘wildcat’ quarterback for Oakland.

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  • holy roller

    don’t know about the entire staff but da never liked TP. UR right though, TP will do well elsewhere. As far as funk…..check out some of Johnny and Edgar Winters early stuff………..Funky!

  • Hangtownie

    The read option in the NFL is a lot like the Wildcat – a passing fad. It’s a drop back QB league for the most part. In my eyes both McClion and TP are rookies. Both have played as such at times. TP as a drop back passer just takes way too long to get the ball out and relies too much on his legs. His last few starts, Jamarcus Russell had better stats. Sometimes I think TP should of stayed #6. That #2 might be cursed??

  • Phil Mokate

    That was the day that the staff and players soured on DA and it has shown. The players rallied around TP and any idiot can see that!