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Raiders’ Terrelle Pryor talks mindset

The Oakland Raiders are 4-11 and finish the season against arguably the best team in the AFC: the Denver Broncos.

Oakland has lost five in a row and seven of its last eight, so why not make a change at quarterback?

Matt McGloin has been at the helm of the offense for the past six games, taking over for Pryor after he sprained his MCL on November 10th. McGloin has thrown for 1,547 yards, eight touchdowns and eight interceptions; and the Raiders have gone 1-5 with him at quarterback.

With Pryor as the starter, the Raiders went 3-5. Barely better, but better. He’s thrown for 1,591 yards five touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 2013.

The Raiders chose to make the switch back to Pryor to end out the season, and considering how dynamic he can be at times, that’s probably a smart move. So, how is Pryor feeling about being the starter again? Is he prepared to lead Oakland’s after all that time on the bench? He spoke on that recently, according to Paul Gutierrez of

“Like I told you guys about a week ago, I’ve just been going in every day trying to get better, finding ways to get better [and] whatever happens, happens,” Pryor said. “That type of deal can kind of mess with you. You keep on thinking, ‘What if this happens?’

“Just work on your craft.”

That’s certainly the right attitude from Pryor, but we’ll have to wait and see if his preparation has paid off.

Obviously the situation has been bleak for Oakland, but there’s no better way to end the season than with a win. Perhaps the Raiders will be able to learn more about their quarterback situation of the future as well.

Tags: Matt McGloin NFL Oakland Raiders Terrelle Pryor

  • jim

    McGloin is the better Quarterback “Hands Down”.

    • Stanley Carr

      If TP tears it up will u pull for him?

      • jim

        Of course, been a Raider fan since AL was the coach…1964

    • Ricky Bobby

      Then why isn’t he starting Sunday?

      • jim

        Good question… Maybe all the plays will be tp2 to the right… wish I had an answer.

  • Ecade

    The Record says he’s Not !!

  • Phil Mokate

    I actually think DA and his so called QB evaluation has been more then a joke! can TP lead the Raiders you ask? He should have never been pulled and had the whole year to see if he could? He has earned that right. 1 game against the best AFC team after not taking any reps for 7 weeks is hardly a fair assessment. Steelers, SD and all be it (Jags) Are quality teams beaten by TP. If DA loves so much of what MM was doing then why not play him against a higher caliber team for the final game to see how he does? TP played a close game his 1st time against the Broncos so what would MM do with a healthy team for the 1st time all year?